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Bonfire Night: guide to events in Driffield and the Wolds

With dark nights, but perhaps not cooler temperatures, here, the skies above Driffield and the Wolds will be full of spectacular fireworks displays this weekend.

As Bonfire Night falls on a Sunday this year, the majority of are taking place on 3rd, 4th and 5th November, having started with Sledmere House’s Musical Firework Spectacular last Saturday.


Nafferton

The first event of the weekend is the Musical Spooktacular Firework Display at Nafferton Recreation Club on Friday 3rd November.

This family-friendly display is set to music, replacing the bangs normally associated with fireworks. During the evening, there will be a barbecue, refreshments, and a fairground.

The gates open at 4:30pm ahead of the fireworks starting at 6:45pm. Tickets for the event in Nafferton are priced £5, with children aged four years old and under able to enjoy the display free of charge.


Kilham

Saturday (4th November) will see the focus switch to Kilham Playing Fields, where the Kilham Bonfire and Firework Display is being held. Gates open at 5pm, before the bonfire is lit at 6:30pm.

Fireworks at Kilham will get underway at 7pm.

Children under the age of two can attend free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets range from £3.50 for one adult to £17 for a family of two adults and four children. There will be a bar, hot food, and drinks.


Skipsea

Also on Saturday, a bonfire and professional fireworks display will be held at Skipsea Village Hall. The doors for the event will open at 5:30pm, before the bonfire is lit at 6:15pm.

A firework display by The Fireworkers will then get underway at 7pm.

Hot food and drinks, a bar, and a tombola will be available throughout the evening. Entry is £5 for adults aged 18 and over and £2.50 for accompanied children aged 12 to 17. Under 12s can attend free of charge. As a result of the bonfire and fireworks event, the November brunch at Skipsea Village Hall will take place on Saturday 11th November from 8:30am-11am.


Driffield

On Guy Fawkes Night itself, Driffield Showground in Kelleythorpe will host the Driffield Fireworks Spectacular. This professional display is organized by Sky Magic Events, with a traditional funfair and rides for children. Singer James Lomas will perform a medley of hits, whilst the Beverley & District Pipe Band will deliver a traditional set. A food village will sell refreshments, whilst VIP parking spaces are available.


North Frodingham Landing

A new Bonfire Night celebration with a difference will be held at a historic area of Driffield Canal on Sunday, 5th November. All are welcome to the free event being organised by the Driffield Navigation Trust at Frodingham Landing, which is part of the waterways network.

Paddleboarders will join a flotilla of illuminated boats, arriving at the landing to commence the November 5th Celebration at 5pm. The special event will feature fireworks, a fire pit, boat rides, live music from the three-piece band “The Sonics,” a street entertainer, bar, and barbecue.

“One of the highlights of the evening will be the arrival of the illuminated boats in the dark,” said Christian Jordan, a new canal trustee.

“Paddleboarders who launch from Frodingham Landing have indicated they want to join the flotilla and will be illuminating their paddleboards. The event aims to attract a larger audience for the canal, creating a real party atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.”

Boat owners are invited to join the flotilla of illuminated craft at Frodingham Beck Junction at 4:30 pm to cruise to the landing for the 5 pm start. Prizes will be awarded for the best-lit boats.

Although it is a free event, attendees will be asked to donate to the Trust, which works to maintain and improve the historic 11-mile navigation. Driffield Navigation Trust is a registered charity and relies on fundraising, grants, and donations for ongoing efforts to make the canal fully navigable again.

Frodingham Landing is located on the B1249 road just outside North Frodingham, YO25 8JR.

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North Frodingham Village Hall

North Frodingham Village Hall Bonfire starts at 6pm and will run until 9pm. Throughout the evening, there will be a fireworks display, stalls, food, and drinks.

Admission is £5 for adults and free for under 14s. All proceeds from the event will go towards North Frodingham Village Hall and the village park.


West Lutton

The Luttons Bonfire is believed to be taking place for the final time this year. The traditional event on Back Lane in West Lutton involves a celebration around the bonfire, followed by hot food and soup and a firework display. Admission is free, with donations welcomed.


Bridlington

Bridlington RUFC and the Ship Inn, Sewerby, are holding firework events on Sunday 5th November.

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