Going off with a bang

Going off with a bang

This weekend, head to one of these local firework displays (hot dog and mulled wine optional.)



Featuring rides, local food and drink, and the all-important fireworks, Dunorlan Park’s annual firework extravaganza is a great night out for a good cause, with all profits going to local charities. The fireworks kick off at 7pm, but the gates are open from 5.30pm.

Advance tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children, and can be purchased online or from a range of Tunbridge Wells businesses.

Visit www.rtwrt.org for more details.


The town’s inns, restaurants and shops will be in party mood all day and ready to serve the influx of visitors. Roads in and out of the town will be closed at 6.00pm and the party itself begins at 6.30pm when a torch lit procession of around 500 people tour through the whole town. As tradition dictates, this is led by our Bishop of the Bonfire, his choirboys and the Society’s effigies (Guy Fawkes himself, General Wolfe and Anne Boleyn, with her head tucked underneath her arm!) They will be joined by several other teams from visiting Sussex Bonfire Societies, each wearing their own colourful outfits, along with more than a dozen brightly lit carnival floats, costumed walking parties and plenty of marching bands. Everyone then makes their way to the local Recreation Ground where a fairground rides, stalls, mobile stage and DJ keeps everyone amused during Kent’s oldest traditional fireworks display.



The annual Lamberhurst bonfire and fireworks evening will be at The Chequers Field behind the Chequers Pub in Lamberhurst.

Gates open at 6pm and entry is via the car park behind the village hall only. No entry fee but donations requested to ensure that future events are able to take place. Food and drink will be on sale. Please note that due to safety reasons, sparklers are strictly prohibited.

There will be a Guy competition which will be judged by the local community. If you would like to enter a Guy please bring your entry to the field between 2pm and 4pm, please ensure that your name is attached to your Guy somewhere.

The winner(s) will be pushing the button to start the celebrations.



Starting in Sevenoaks High Street, a torch procession takes families to Sevenoaks School field for the Sevenoaks Round Table spectacular fireworks display. The event begins in Sevenoaks High Street at 5pm, with the torch procession at 7pm and fireworks at 7.45pm. There will be entertainment in Sevenoaks High Street from 5pm. Come and watch the choreographed to music fireworks light up the night sky!



Ideal for everyone especially families, the Benenden bonfire and fireworks event takes place in the Glebe field behind Benenden Village Hall. There will be the usual delicious range of barbeque burgers and hotdogs available, as well as chilli hotpot, vegetarian chilli and even vegetarian and gluten free hotdogs.

In addition to the fireworks display, this year there will be a repeat of the extraordinary illuminated aircraft display in the night sky, plus a fire eater and other entertainment.

Gates open at 6pm. Entry prices: adults £5, children (under 15 £2), under 5’s free.