Here are the best Bonfire Night activities taking place this week in Sheffield

This November 5 will mark 416 years since militant Catholics attempted to assassinate King James I by blowing up Parliament - in recognition of the foiling of these pyromaniac plotters Sheffield will play host to a number of Bonfire Night events over the weekend.

By Steven Ross
Monday, 1st November 2021, 8:08 am
Updated Monday, 1st November 2021, 8:08 am
The Rose and Crown, Stannington will host a fireworks display and have a bbq, mulled wine and more.
The Rose and Crown, Stannington will host a fireworks display and have a bbq, mulled wine and more.

Illuminate the Gardens – This event will be held at the Botanical Gardens from November 5-7, 5pm-10pm.

It promises a magical night out for the whole family with some delicious street food on offer as well as drinks available from a licenced bar. Vintage fairground rides will be in use throughout the weekend and a mesmerising fire performance will take place.

A ‘low bangs’ fireworks display will run in the early evening for those with children who may be more sensitive to the loud noises, while the exhilarating main display will take place later in the evening.

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Illuminate the Gardens in Sheffield Botanical Gardens is one of the most popular Bonfire Night and fireworks events in Sheffield and is returning for 2021.

The Botanical Gardens itself will likely remain the real star of the show, and it can be experienced in all its glory with lighting highlighting some of its most stunning features.

Tickets for the event – the largest taking place in Sheffield following the cancellation of After Dark - are £16 for adults and £11 for children.

The Great Fire of Ringinglow – The Norfolk Arms in Ringinglow Village will host a large bonfire on November 5 from 6pm-10pm.

The pub’s huge marquee will be open, serving a hog roast, burgers, jacket potatoes, plus beers, wines, spirits and hot drinks.

The Norfolk Arms will host a firework free Bonfire Night, with a hog roast and a large fire.

Those in attendance will also experience moonlit views of the city.

This event will not include fireworks due to the close proximity to surrounding farms, however sparklers can be brought.

Warm clothes and wellies are also recommended. Attendance is free, but people are encouraged to come early as the event can get busy quickly.

Stannington Bonfire Night – The Rose and Crown, Stannington is hosting it’s fireworks display on the evening of November 5.

The barbecye will be fired up at 5pm serving hearty hot food, and mulled wine, sweets and homemade parkin will be available too.

Normal bar service will take place inside the venue.

There will be no bonfire at this event but a dazzling fireworks display will take place from 7.30pm. The event is free to attend, with a charge for the barbecue. Tickets are not required.