The Biggest York Bonfire Night Events of 2017

Remember, remember, the 5th of November… Shortly people up and down the country will be lighting bonfires, fireworks and sparklers to mark Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow up Parliament.

Guy Fawkes was actually born in York, so it’s only fitting that Bonfire Night in York is celebrated in style. To help you plan your night and give you some insight into what York as a city and place to live in has to offer, we’ve put together a handy list highlighting some of the most exciting events in the York area.

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Bonfire Night at Tykes Restaurant

Friday 3rd November, 5pm onwards

If you’re something of a foodie, this event at Sandburn Hall of Flaxton near York might be just what you’re after. This family-friendly event offers a bonfire, professional fireworks display and an outdoor disco. You can also look forward to a hog roast, gin bar and waffle van to keep you well-fed and hydrated.

Tickets are  £6 for adults and £4 for children under 12 years. Alternatively, you can book a table at the nearby Tykes restaurant, and get free entry! Book tickets by ringing 01904 469922; further details can be found on the Sandburn Hall website.


Dunnington Bonfire

Saturday 4th November, 3:30pm

This event at Eastfield Showfield offers a lot to look forward to. It’s extremely family-friendly and takes place each year on the Saturday nearest the 5th of November.

The event kicks off with fire artists, food stalls and a bar opening before the bonfire is lit at 5pm. This is followed by a quiet fireworks display before live music and the main fireworks display!

Tickets start from £6 with early bird, and under-4s go free. For full details visit the Dunnington Fayre website.


Firework Display at Rawcliffe Country Park

Saturday 4th November from 5:00pm

Known as the biggest bonfire and firework display of York, the Rawcliffe Country Park Firework Display features a laser show, as well as live music this year. The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services once again run the event in aid of The Firefighter’s Charity.

The gates open at 5:00pm with the bonfire lit at 7:00pm, and the firework display starting at 7:30pm.

If you’d like to attend this bonfire night in York, Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children with Under 5s entering for free. It’s advised to get tickets in advance and these can be purchased from the York Fire station, York Press Office and the York Park and Ride Office at Rawcliffe. More details can be found here.


York Maze Firework Spectacular

Sunday 5th November, 4:30pm-10:30pm

We return to York Maze for an unforgettable night of fireworks and fun! This Bonfire Night in York boasts several attractions including fire juggling, sideshows, fairground rides and live music. There will also be a range of hot and cold foods available, as well as dedicated children’s play areas.

There are no tickets available for this event on the night, so make sure to buy them well in advance. Prices start from  £10. Visit the York Maze website for further information.

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Bishopthorpe Village Bonfire and Firework Display

Sunday 5th November from 6:30 pm

As is tradition since 1985 the Ebor Inn on Main Street in Bishopthorpe will host the village’s Bonfire and Firework event. It all starts at 6:30pm; organisers light the bonfire at 7:00pm, while fireworks start at 7:30pm. Hearty autumn food, tombola and raffle prizes plus all proceeds going to the village organisation guarantees a fun evening amongst the local community.

It’s recommended to get tickets, which cost £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children  in advance from the Ebor Inn.

As you can see, there’s plenty to look forward to and at Quantum, we bring our local knowledge to every part of our business. We’re very familiar with the city and know the communities in its key residential areas extremely well. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, let or rent in York, with Quantum you can be sure that you’re in capable hands.

For more local know-how and for property advice give us a call on 01904 631631.

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