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Bonfire night: what's happening near you?
3:39pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
Looking for a bonfire or fireworks display to go to? Here's our round-up of what's happening where....
Weymouth's Guy Fawkes celebrations are on the beach on November 5, starting at 2pm. There's Judge the Guy contest at 5.45pm, with the bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.20pm. Admission is free.
In Dorchester, there's a fireworks display at the rugby club on November 5, with gates open at 6pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. Adults £4, children £2.
Sherborne Castle's bonfire is lit at 7pm on November 3, with fireworks at 7.30pm. Gates open at 5pm, tickets are Adults £5, Children/OAPs £3, Car £3 with proceeds to Rotary Club funds.
The Beaminster Big Bang is on Saturday November 3 at St Mary's School. Gates open at 6pm with the firework display at 6.30pm. Adults are £2 and children £1.
And in Lyme Regis, the fireworks display on the Cobb is on November 3, with the bonfire lit at 6pm and a firework display at 6.30pm. Admission is free.
Elsewhere in the county, Bournemouth's Traditional Family Fireworks Display and Bonfire will bring residents from across the town together as it has done for the last 18 years, at the Butchers Coppice Scout campsite at Bear Cross.
Raising money for Scouting in Bournemouth, the event on Saturday, November 3, opens at 5.30pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6pm, and a spectacular aerial fireworks display at 7.30pm.
It will feature lots of family fun and games, with tickets costing £3 per adult, £1.50 per child and £8 for a family ticket.
Christchurch Rotary Club have organised a Community Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular, for the same date of November 3, at Stanpit Recreation Ground, opening at 5pm, with the lighting of the bonfire at 6.15pm and the fireworks at 7.45pm.
Entry is £5 per adult, £2 or children and family tickets cost £10.
In Wimborne, the Daily Echo backed Wimborne Fireworks Display - the longest in Dorset, in aid of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation - is on November 3 at 4.30pm. The bonfire is lit at 6pm and the fireworks start at 7pm. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children aged between 5-14.
Bovington Tank Museum have a display on Saturday November 3, with gates open at 6.30pm. The bonfire is lit at 7pm and the fireworks start at 8pm. Tickets are £4 for adults and £3 for children (5-16yrs).
And Poole Quay plays host to its annual free celebrations on November 5 itself, starting at 4.30pm, leading up to the free fireworks display on the water at 8pm.
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