Bonfire Night 2019: Fireworks displays and events in the Wakefield district
The dark evenings are drawing in and temperatures are falling, so it's no surprise to hear that Bonfire Night is just around the corner.
The big night falls on a Tuesday this year, and many events will be held on nearby weekends.
These are some of the biggest and best Bonfire Night events taking place across the Wakefield district this November.
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Eastmoor Big Bang
Hosted by the Eastmoor Dragons Rugby Club, the Big Bang event will include fireworks, surefreshments, a funfair and a fire show with fire breathers. Admission is free, though no alcohol is to be brought onto the premises. The event will run at Eastmoor Dragons ARLFC, Woodhouse Road, from 4pm to 10pm on Friday, November 1.
Click here for more information.
Hemsworth Water Park
One of the district's biggest events, the bonfire night party at Hemsworth Water Park is expected to draw thousands. The free event will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, November 5 and include a bonfire and fireworks display.
Visit Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express
Frickley Athletic FC
South Elmsall Town Council will host a firework display at Frickley Athletic FC on Sunday, November 3. Running from 4pm to 7pm, with fireworks expected at around 6pm, the free event will also feature fairground rides and live entertainment.
Click here for more details.
Ossett United Community Bonfire
Ossett United will host a community bonfire on Friday, November 1. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm, followed by a firework display later in the evening. Tickets, available from Hitch Newsagent, Dale Street, Ossett, begin from £5 for adults or £13 for a family of four.
Visit the Ossett United website for more information.
Ossett Cricket Club
A firework display to the music of Queen will take place at Ossett Cricket Club on Tuesday, November 5, from 6pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults or £2.50 for children, with family tickets for £13, and are available from the bar.
For further details, click here.
Minsthorpe Playing Fields
The annual Minsthorpe firework display will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 6pm. Rides will be on site at the playing field and free parking available at Minsthorpe Community College.
Visit the SESKU Community Festival Committee on Facebook for details.
Slazengers Sports Club
Slazengers Sports Club, in Horbury, will host their annual bonfire on Friday, November 8 from 6pm. Food, drink and sparklers will be available on the night. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are available from Slazenger Hockey Club, Horbury Town Football Club and the social club. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for children.
Visit the event on Facebook for more information.
Malt Shovel, Carr Gate
The Malt Shovel will host two evenings of bonfire night celebrations this year, with displays at 7pm and 9pm on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. The pub, on Bradford Road, Carr Gate, will also have a funfair, burger vans and two bars. The event will be free of charge.
Click here for more information about the events.
Notton Village Hall
Described as "one of the largest bonfire and fireworks displays in West Yorkshire", Notton Village Hall's bonfire night event is not to be missed. Held on Saturday, November 2 from 5.30pm, the event will feature a bonfire, to be lit at 7pm, and fireworks from 8pm. Parking is restricted.
Tickets cost £5 and are available at Notton Village Shop or online here.
Ackworth Cricket Club
Ackworth Cricket Club's annual bonfire night event will be held at the grounds on Wakefield Road, Ackworth on Friday, November 1, from 5.30pm. Featuring a fun fair, refreshments and fireworks, entry to the event costs £2.
Visit Ackworth Cricket Club on Facebook for more information.
Stanley United Juniors Football Club will host their first ever fireworks night event on Saturday, November 9, from 3pm. The event will feature refreshments, including hotdogs and pies, a home baking stall and face painting.
For more information on the free event, click here.
Firework Spectacular, Crigglestone
A firework spectacular will be held at The Station Pub, Crigglestone on Tuesday, November 5. Featuring food and refreshments, the event is free.
Click here for more information.
The Royal Oak, in Ossett, will host a joint Halloween and Bonfire Night party on Friday, November 1, featuring a fancy dress competition, food and a firework display. The event will cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
Visit the Royal Oak on Facebook for details.
Pledwick Bonfire Event
The Pledwick Well Inn, Newmillerdam, will host their bonfire event on Tuesday, November 5, from 6pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased at the link below.
Click here for details.
Outwood Working Mens' Club
Outwood WMC will host their bonfire on Saturday, November 2, from 6.30pm. Pies, burgers and hot dogs will be on offer during the evening, which will also feature a firework display. A family disco and quiz will also take place. Entry costs £2 for adults, or is free for children and members.