Bonfire night: See what’s happening across Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester and West Dorset (From Dorset Echo)
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Bonfire night: See what’s happening across Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester and West Dorset
REMEMBER, remember the fifth of November – with a big bonfire party on the beach.
Weymouth’s Guy Fawkes Night celebrations go off with a bang on November 5.
It’s one of the autumn’s big community events attracting thousands of families, and among the many firework and bonfire events going on in Dorset over the next week.
Last year it is estimated more than 15,000 people enjoyed the event in Weymouth, thanks to perfect weather conditions.
It is organised by Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s tourism department which says the event is subject to weather conditions.
The fun on Tuesday starts at 2pm with a funfair in the Pavilion forecourt and stalls along the seafront. This is followed by the traditional children’s Guy Fawkes competition at 5.45pm in the Pavilion Theatre foyer. Prizes have been donated by the Pavilion and Alexandra Gardens.
Children wanting to enter the competition should meet in the foyer at 5.45pm with their entries. The competition will be judged by guests including Mayor of Weymouth and Portland Ray Banham.
The highlights of the night will be the lighting of the giant beach bonfire at 7pm and a fantastic firework display in Weymouth Bay at 7.20pm.
The council’s Tourism and Culture spokesman Ian Bruce said “Weymouth’s Big Guy Fawkes event is always a popular community event.
“It is free and we expect lots of families to fill Weymouth seafront and enjoy the fun atmosphere of this great British traditional event. I hope everyone comes early and supports our Pavilion and the businesses which are staying open to serve us all.”
Events guide for fireworks
Friday November 1
- Bere Regis First School: A bonfire and firework display. It takes place from 6pm to 9.30pm and costs £5 for adults.
- Wareham Rugby Club: A Bonfire and Firework Bonanza featuring live music, food stalls, fairground rides, fancy dress, and more, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.Tickets cost £5 per adult and £1 for under-14s, which can be bought on the door.
- Wool Royal British Legion: A Halloween and firework night display including fancy dress and a disco, starts at 7.30pm.
Saturday November 2
- Piddle Valley First School: Family evening of bonfire & fireworks by a professional display team. Hog roast, hot dogs, mulled wine, homemade soup & cakes, hot & cold drinks. Adults £4, children 4-16yrs £2, family ticket (2 adults & up to 4 children) £12. All money raised during the evening will be donated to Piddle Valley First School.
- Maiden Newton: Gates open at 6:15pm to the event in the field down Frome Lane. With a licenced bar and barbecue. Tickets are £4 adults and £2 children (under 5's free) when purchesed in advance from the newsagent or corner shop, or £5/£2 on the gate.
- The Tank Museum: Visit the Tank Museum in Bovington for their Fireworks Extravaganza.Event starts at 5pm, fireworks at 8pm after a vehicle display. Adults £5, children £4, under 5s free.
- Dewlish Cricket Club: Bonfire and fireworks with hot dogs, burgers and drinks. Gates open at 5:30pm. All money raised during the evening will be used for funding the Dewlish Cricket Club.
- Bridport Leisure Centre. Gates open at 7pm, with the display at 8pm. Tickets on the gate are £3 adults and £2 childrenProceeds to local good causes.
- Freshwater Holiday Park: The display begins at 9pm.The bar will be open and food is also available. Free entry
Sunday November 3
- Fireworks night with barbecue at Crossways Youth and Community Centre from 6pm with fireworks at 7pm.The event has been made possible thanks to a £1,000 donation from Crossways Cars and Crossways Garage. Admission will be free but donations towards the community groups appreciated.For more information contact Ben Ling on 01305 853567.
Tuesday November 5
- Weymouth Beach: Tuesday November 5. Take your Guy to Weymouth Pavilion for 5:45pm to be judged, the bonfire is lit at 7pm, and the fireworks display is at 7:20pm. Free.
- Dorchester Rugby Club: On Tuesday November 5, the annual bonfire and fireworks display at Dorchester Rugby Club on Coburg Road includes a hog roast and barbecue, and bar, all from 7:30pm.
- Portland Community Partnership barbecue and fireworks at The Boat That Rocks venue. Starts with lantern parade at Portland Castle at 6.30pm. Fireworks in the marina at 7pm.
- The Marquis of Lorne: Free floodlit and marshalled parking, the bonfire lit at 6:30pm and fireworks at 7pm, with an outside bar and barbecue. £4 for adults and £2 for children.
- The Countryman Inn: Celebrating Bonfire Night with a children's disco, magician, spuds & sparklers, and a Guy Fawkes competition, all from 5-8pm.
- The Gamekeeper: The Gamekeeper in Charminster. £2.50 per adult, accompanied children free. Hot dogs and chestnuts.
Saturday November 9
- Sherborne Castle: A fireworks 'extravaganza' is being held at Sherborne Castle with music and food and a bonfire from 5pm at Sherborne Castle.Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for senior citizens and children, call 01963 364399 or visit eventscrew.com
Saturday November 16
- Southill Fireworks at Budmouth College. Entertainment extravaganza with live music, charity stalls and displays. £5 for adults, free for under 12s. Doors open 6pm, starts at 7pm.
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