Look to the Skies this Bonfire Night With our Top Devon Fireworks Displays!
Whether you’re a sparkler twirler, a Catherine Wheel enthusiast, or simply someone who loves to look to the skies with an ‘Ooh!’ and an ‘Ahh!’, the 5th November brings magic to the skies of Devon each year, with dazzling displays of colour and magic sure to delight the senses
Wherever you choose to holiday, there’s very likely to be a display of the most fantastic firework fun on your doorstep, and keeping things local is always a fantastic way to support the local businesses – we always encourage this! We are also lucky enough to have some award-winning larger displays which are sure to amaze even the most seasoned of fireworks enthusiasts.
Whether you want to go big or stay inside and warm, the Fresh Escapes team have been to a fair few displays over the years and have selected a few of our favourites to make sure that you ‘Remember Remember’ your Fifth of November this year!
A Sensational Display on Plymouth Hoe
Perhaps the most famous of all of our firework locations, Plymouth Hoe hosts the Firework Championships each year and so is easily one of the most recognisable and popular destinations on Guy Fawkes Night!
Friday 5th November will once more see the skies of Plymouth lit in spectacular firework display, with Guy Fawkes burned on the accompanying bonfire, of course! This promises to be a night of excitement, thrills and good food from local eateries and pop-up stands. Fancy making a day of it? Take a train journey to Plymouth and explore the fantastic Drake Circus, have lunch at the delicious Rockfish restaurant, and enjoy beautiful views from the Hoe before the sun sets and the firework fun begins!
Family Fun at Exeter Golf and Country Club
If you’re looking for something for all the family, with a wide variety of entertainment as well as the traditional fireworks display, this could be the event for you! With something for everyone and wild variety, we think this is one of the top ways to enjoy Bonfire Night!
Clearly a fireworks display is a big draw for families, with magic and mystery a guarantee for everyone. If you’re looking for something to keep the whole family entertained throughout the evening and beyond the fireworks though, why not look at Exeter Golf and Country Club, who are once again hosting their fireworks and fun night on 5th November. Featuring a spectacular colourful display to music, the EGCC are also offering bars, BBQs, mini kids rides and a family disco, making this Exeter’s one stop shop for family fun. Be sure to book though – places are limited!
Keeping Things Local in Torquay
Just a short distance from our Torquay Office, the spectacular Sherwell Valley Primary School Fireworks Display is returning by popular demand this November, and is reputed as one of the best displays in Torbay!
After a brief hiatus, Sherwell Valley Primary School in Torquay are bringing back their highly-anticipated and extremely popular fireworks display! Set in the grounds of the school, this ticketed event provides awe and excitement from every angle, together with Friends of the School and local businesses providing some excellent local food, drinks and stalls to support the school and the local community.
Arriving on Saturday? No Problem!
If you’re not joining us until Saturday 6th November, don’t worry! There’s still lots of fun to be had with some local displays opting for a Saturday Night session, including the renowned display at Newton Abbot RFC
Another local display in the calendar which is always renowned for a good night’s entertainment, the Newton Abbot RFC display takes place a day later on Saturday evening, perfect for those who may have had a long day travelling on Friday to their staycation, or just for those who prefer to keep away from the main bustle of the big night. Newton Abbot plays host to Sonic Fireworks, meaning a night of music and entertainment for everyone involved. Again, this is a ticketed event, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Something Different at Ottery St Mary
Love all the fun of Bonfire Night and the feeling of warmth on a cold evening, but not a fan of fireworks? Fancy something a little different? Why not head out to the Tar Barrels celebration at Ottery St Mary?!
Come in your comfy clothes and enjoy the thrill of the night with the Ottery Tar Barrels, with the streets lined with crowds and flaming barrels rolling by – this is an event like no other! Stooped in History, the Tar Barrel tradition is hundreds of years old. The exact origins are unknown but probably started after the gunpowder plot of 1605. Various alternative reasons suggested for burning barrels have included fumigation of cottages and as a warning of the approach of the Spanish armada.
A hot Choice of Staycations This November…
Maidencombe Studio, Torquay
Sea view Studio Apartment
Sit back and relax in this comfortable studio apartment overlooking Torbay and enjoy far-reaching views of Firework Displays right over the English Riviera from the comfort of your sofa bed. Set right on the front with uninterrupted views, the displays of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are yours to enjoy
The Curlews, Bishopsteignton
Family holiday Home with Hot Tub
Can you think of any better way to enjoy the spectacle of a night of fireworks than from your own private hot tub? With far reaching views over the Teign Estuary and towards Teignmouth and Newton Abbot’s skylines, you’re sure to capture some beautiful sights from this impressive holiday home.
stylish, Contemporary cottage
Set perfectly for enjoying the Tar Barrels at Seaton, and yet within surprisingly easy reach of Exeter for their spectacular displays also, this charming family holiday cottage enjoys a large private garden, perfect for your own sparkler celebrations or a BBQ when you’re back from enjoying the fun of Guy Fawkes Night!