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Where to see fireworks displays in Kent and Sussex

By couriereditor  |  Posted: November 01, 2013

Guide to the top fireworks events in west Kent and East Sussex

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FIREWORK night comes early this weekend in West Kent.

Tunbridge Wells’ Dunorlan Park is expected to host 10,000 revellers on Saturday, November 2.

Some trees came down in the storm this week but organisers have confirmed the event at 7pm goes ahead as planned.

The town’s Round Table group has run the event - one of the biggest displays in Kent - since 1957.

It often raises more than £30,000 which all goes to local causes.

Gates open at 5.30pm. Advance tickets are £5 for adults and £3 children.

Outlets include the Courier office, Assembly Halls box office and the clock at Fiveways - opposite Royal Victoria Park main entrance - on Saturday.

A full list of where to buy tickets can be found here and they can also be purchased on the gate, £8 for adults and £5 children.

This year the event is being sponsored by Tunbridge Wells solicitors Buss Murton, celebrating their 300 year anniversary.

Westerham Scout Group are proud to present a Firework Spectacular every year. This takes place on the King George's Field on Saturday.

If last year is anything to go by it is sure to be a sell out.

Prices have remained the same for the last three years with a family ticket (2 adults and two children) being £18, solo adult (over 16) is £8 and a child is £5. They are now on sale at Manuka Shoes, Hospice in the Weald and The General Wolfe Inn. Limited tickets will also be on sale on the gates, but due to insurance restrictions they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Entrance to the field will be via two gates situated by the tennis courts/play park and the Scout hut.

Doors open 5.30pm Display at 6.30pm

Entry: Family (two adults 2 children): £18, Adults £8, Children £5.

Edenbridge bonfire night is also on Saturday, starting at 6.30pm.

There is a torchlight procession, decorated floats and three bands playing.

The town attracts national attention as each year it chooses an infamous celebrity as its 10 metre tall guy.

This year it is announced on October 30, so keep checking back at the courier.co.uk website for news.

Advance tickets (£6 adults, £3 children) are on sale at the Edenbridge Book Shop until 5pm on the day of the event.

Tickets are also available on the gate in Coomb

Field and Mont St Aignan Way (£7 and £3).

The Hop Farm in Paddock Wood hosts a fireworks display on Saturday from 6.30pm, with main fireworks at 9pm.

It will repeat the display on Monday but with fireworks at 6pm.

Advance tickets are adult £12.50, child (3-15) £8.50, senior £10.50, Family (2+2) £37.50 plus booking fees.

The park’s attractions, including the animal farm, outdoor adventure play area, 4D cinema and magic castle, will be exclusively open for firework ticket holders.

The attractions and rides within the family park (recommended age group 3-11 year olds) can be enjoyed free of charge by firework ticket holders.

Wadhurst fireworks are on Saturday at Stone Cross Farm (where Brinkers Lane meets the Lower High Street).

Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lighting is at 6.30pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from Wadhurst Ironmongers, The Greyhound Pub and the Co-op.

Ticket prices: to come.

Crowborough stages its event on Saturday at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground and the model railway will be open for the evening.

The beacon is lit at 7.15pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm. Admission: Free.

Hildenborough Scouts fireworks start at 7pm on Saturday on the Recreation Ground.

It promises to be the biggest display ever and with a hog roast and beer tent.

Tickets on the gate: Adult £7, child £6.


Cranbrook Town Bonfire is on Friday November 8 from 5.45pm at Cranbrook Primary School, Carriers Road.

Adult ticket £6, child £4 and under 5s free.

Discounted family tickets available when bought in advance - family of 5 – £21; family of 4 – £18.

They are available from Phillips Mans Shop, High Street, Cranbrook (01580 713001) or cranbrookpta@gmx.co.uk.

Pembury fireworks are on Friday November 8 from 7 to 8pm on Pembury Recreation Ground. Free entry but bucket collection for local charities.

All residents of the Slade, Tonbridge are welcome to attend the fireworks display at Slade Primary School on Friday, November 8 from 6 to 8pm.

Advance tickets are £14 for a family (2 adults, 3 children) £5 for adults and £3 for children.

They are also available on the gate at £18 family, £6 adult and £4 child.

Gates open at 6pm and there will be soup, hotdogs, mulled wine and glow products at reasonable prices – plus a “laser-storm” combat game.

Ticket requests can be submitted via the school office, sladepta@yahoo.co.uk

Frant’s event is on Saturday November 9, from 4.30pm on the School Field.

Adults £4, child £1.

There will be a best dressed guy competition, a fireworks display and refreshments including a barbecue and mulled wine.

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