Bonfire Night safety tips and list of organised displays

BonfireCheshire firefighters would like to encourage residents to attend an organised bonfire this year, because most injuries throughout the bonfire period occur as a result of people building their own bonfires, and setting off their own fireworks.

Bonfires and firework displays in Cheshire

This page will be updated throughout October 2016, with a list of organised bonfires and firework displays:

  • 29th Oct 2016 - The Nantwich Spooktacula at Nantwich Show Ground.

  • 29th Oct 2016 - Anderton Boat Lift Firework Spectacular! Gates open at 6:30pm, fireworks at 8pm.

  • 4th Nov 2016 - Elton Bonfire and Fireworks spectacular. Gates open at 6:45pm, bonfire lit at 7pm, fireworks at 7:30pm.

  • 4th Nov 2016 - Prestbury Golf Club Fireworks and Bonfire. Bonfire lit at 5:30pm, fireworks at 7:30pm

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Betley Bonfire at Betley Court Farm, near Crewe. Gates open 4pm, bonfire lit at 6pm

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Fireworks Bonanza at Gullivers World in Warrington

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Lymm Bonfire at Lymm Rugby Club. Doors open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6:30pm

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Broomfields Junior School, Appleton Fireworks Spectacular. Event on from 6pm- 9pm, with fireworks starting at 7.30pm.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Wilmslow Fireworks and Bonfire. Gates open at 5:30pm, bonfire lit at 6:30pm. Carnival Field, Altrincham Road.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Henbury Millennium Green Trust Bonfire and Spectacular Firework Display. Gates open at 5:15pm

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Bonfire and Fireworks display at Thelwall Parish Hall. Gates Open at 5:30pm, bonfire lit at 6pm and fireworks at 6:45pm.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Appleton Thorn Primary School Fireworks Extravaganza. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks at 7pm

  • 5th Nov 2016 - The Swettenham Arms annual bonfire. Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire is lit at 6.00pm. Fireworks between 7.30pm and 8.00pm.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Pott Shrigley bonfire night. Bonfire lit at 7pm with Fireworks at 7:30pm. The Cricket Ground Pott Shrigley.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Winsford Town Bonfire and Firework Display. Gates open at 6pm.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Oulton Park Bonfire and Fireworks display. Bonfire lit at 18.30, with fireworks starting at 18.45.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - The Victoria Club, Victoria Avenue, Holmes Chapel Bonfire - starts at 5.30pm, fireworks at 7pm.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Great Barrow Village Bonfire and Fireworks Display - Barrowmore Enterprise Estate, bonfire lit at 6:30pm, fireworks at 7pm

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Poynton Bonfire and Charity Fireworks - Poynton Park. Gates open at 5:30pm, bonfire lit 6:30pm, fireworks at 7pm and 8pm.

  • 5th Nov 2016 - Knutsford Scouts Bonfire and Fireworks display - Booths Park, Chelford Road. Gates open 6:30pm, fireworks at 7:30pm. 

  • 6th Nov 2016 - Audlem Bonfire and Fireworks - Audlem playing field. Gates open at 4pm, bonfire lit at 6:30pm, fireworks at 7pm.

  • 12th Nov 2016 - Penketh Primary School Fireworks display. Gates open at 6:30pm. Tickets by advance sale only, contact the school for more information.

If you would like to add a community bonfire to the list on our website, please email

Advice for organisers of bonfire and fireworks displays

Advice to organisers of fireworks displays (opens in new window)

Video Bonfire Night safety advice

Transcript (new window, PDF 65KB)

Video - Bonfire Night safety (new window, Movie 15976KB)

Holding your own bonfire or firework display?

Unless it is an organised community display,  it is much better to manage without a bonfire. But if you insist, please make sure sure you follow this safety advice:

Reporting arson over the Bonfire period

Every deliberate fire has victims, costs and consequences.  Fire setting is an offence.  Don't accept it, please report it.

Please tell us anything you know about fires that have been started in your area. Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111  if you have information about who is responsible. You won’t have to give your name or go to court.

If you have any concerns about a child or young person playing with or showing an unhealthy interest in fire, please contact your local community fire station or email:

Leaflet - reporting deliberate fire setting (new window, PDF 431KB)

Reporting unlit dangerous bonfires in Cheshire

Please use the numbers below to report any unlit dangerous bonfires that require removal:

  • In Halton report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 0303 333 4300

  • In Warrington report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 01925 443322

  • In Cheshire East report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 0300 123 5011

  • In Cheshire West And Chester report unlit dangerous bonfires by calling 0300 123 7026 

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