BONFIRE night is just around the corner and there are a number of events across Hampshire to cater for all.

From spectacular firework displays set over Southampton Water, to more traditional fairs complete with rides, music and food, readers can expect to be dazzled by bonfire night celebrations in 2018.

We've compiled a list of nine bonfire night and firework display events in Southampton and Hampshire this year.


Mayflower Park will play host to an all-day funfair starting at 3pm on November 3. Fireworks will begin at 7.45pm and there will be music provided by Voice FM. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children, with all money raised going to local charities in Southampton. For tickets, see


The Ageas Bowl’s popular Guy Fawkes Celebration will return on November 2. A 20-minute firework display will cap off an evening of entertainment including fairground rides, a wide range of food and drinks stalls. Gates open at 6pm and the display will start at 7.30pm. Tickets are available online or from the Ageas Bowl ticket office, priced at £10 for adults and £6 for children.

The fireworks display will return to Royal Victoria Country Park on November 3. Food stalls and children’s activities will entertain visitors before the fireworks illuminate the beautiful surroundings of Netley Abbey. The gates will open at 6pm, with the fireworks display starting at 7.30. Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children, with car parking available on site for £1.


In Totton, revellers can enjoy a firework display at Southern Gardens on November 4. The display will start at 6.30pm but attractions including a DJ, fairground rides and stalls, as well as refreshments and a hog roast will keep guests entertained after the gates open at 4.30pm. Tickets are available from Totton & Eling Cricket Club at £5.50 per person, rising to £7 on the day. There are discounted tickets available for members and families. To book call 023 8086 2143.


Nightingale Primary School will host its annual fireworks display on November 2. The event, complete with bonfire, refreshments and stalls starts at 5pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15 followed by the fireworks display at 7pm.


Over 20,000 are expected to gather in Winchester for the annual torch procession and fireworks display. The event on November 3 supports local causes and is organised by the Winchester Round Table. The procession will depart from King Alfred’s statue at 6pm, winding its way through Winchester’s historic streets before arriving at River Park. At 7.15, the bonfire will be lit, followed by fireworks at 7.45. Tickets cost £5 and are available online and from several local businesses. For more information see



St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School is putting on an evening of fireworks and fun on November 3. Guests can enjoy delicious BBQ food and a licensed bar serving mulled wine. There is plenty to keep children entertained including face painting, a circus school and fire performer. Gates open at 4pm, with the firework display due to start at 6pm.


Wellow School will light up the skies over Romsey when it hosts its annual fireworks display in Romsey on November 3. Refreshments, sparklers and glow sticks will add to the fun. Tickets are available from Wellow School office, Nobles and Country Consumables, and Wellow Post Office. A family ticket costs £20 in advance or £25 on the night.


Gunwharf Quays will see the return of its waterfront fireworks extravaganza on November 8. Once again hosted by Wave 105, the event will feature live performances and is being run in partnership with the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Admission is free and guests are encouraged to arrive early to avoid disappointment.