10 fireworks displays within 10 miles of Altrincham this weekend

By David Prior at

It’s that time of the year again – here’s our pick of 10 fireworks and bonfire events to attend within 10 miles of Altrincham this weekend:

Bowdon Bonfire & Fireworks

Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club will be celebrating its 48th annual Bonfire and Fireworks Display on Friday November 4th. There will be three displays at this year’s South Downs Road event, which kicks off at 6pm. Enjoy amusements, novelties, BBQs, refreshments and bars.

At 7pm, there will be a 10-minute children’s fireworks display, followed by the lighting of the bonfire and guy at 7.20pm. At 8pm, there will be a second 12-minute display, followed by the grand finale 14-minute display with co-ordinated music at 8.45pm.

Tickets can be bought from the club and a selection of retailers. Admission is £8 on the gate/£5 tickets bought in advance for children aged three to 13; or £15 on the gate/£10 tickets bought in advance for adults (aged 14 and over).

Address: Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club, Bowdon South Downs Road, Bowdon WA15 3DT

More info: Bowdon Bonfire


Wythenshawe Park’s fireworks display starts at 7.30pm. There will also be a funfair from 5pm to 9.30pm.

Address: Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Road, M23 0AB

More info: Website



The Horse and Jockey pub’s popular Bonfire Night celebration returns with a children’s firework display on Chorlton Green at 7pm and another for the grown-ups at 9pm. There will also be an outdoor bar and barbecue all night. Free entry.

Address: Horse and Jockey, 9 Chorlton Green, Chorlton, M21 9HS

More info: Website


The 1st Bramhall Scout group’s annual bonfire and fireworks display returns to Hillbrook Grange Field, starting at 7pm. The bonfire will be lit at 7.15pm, followed by fireworks at 8pm. Entry £5 in advance or £6 on the night, including a burger or hot dog (vegetarian option available) and a drink.

Address: Hillbrook Grange Field, off Ack Lane East, SK7 2BY (parking available in the Bramley Close car park, behind the scout HQ/Health Centre)

More info: Website

Trafford Centre


The shopping centre’s fireworks spectacular is back with a bang on Sunday November 6th. The display begins in Barton Square at 6.30pm, choreographed to a musical soundtrack.

Address: intu Trafford Centre, Barton Square, M17 8AA

More info: Website



The biggest fireworks display in and around Lymm takes place on Saturday November 5th at the Lymm Rugby Club.

The event is the only charity bonfire in the local area and hordes of families come down to lend their support. The event includes fun fair rides for all ages, countless catering outlets, music, and a disabled area where people in wheelchairs get a great view of the firework display. Plus there’s a smaller, less noisy display for children earlier in the evening.

Tickets on the door £15 for a family, £7 or an adult, £3 for kids

Address: Lymm Rugby Club, Crouchley Lane, Lymm, WA13 0AT

More info: Website


Stretford Cricket Club Bonfire Night will take place at The Boundary, Lesley Road, on Saturday November 5th.

The bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm, with firework displays at 7pm and 8pm.

There will be a bar and refreshments, including hotdogs and halal curry, and a fundraising raffle.

Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for children. A family ticket for five people costs £15.

Address: The Boundary, Lesley Rd, Stretford, Manchester M32 9EE



Urmston Lions Community Bonfire at Abbotsfield Park takes place on Saturday November 5th.

Gates open at 5.30pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7pm. Pyroscope Fire Spinners will be performing at 7.30pm, with a fireworks display lined up at the same time.

Proceeds will go to Urmston Lions Charity Fund. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children aged 16 and under and OAPs. Tickets are available from event sponsor Bernard Murray’s Quality Fresh Food, in Crofts Bank Road, Patricia’s Florist, in Moorside Road, Darby’s Coffee Shop, in Flixton Road, and Urmston, Stretford and Partington Leisure Centres. Enquiries to Alan on 0161 747 8560.

Address: Abbotsfield Park, Chassen Road, Flixton, M41 5DE

More info: Website



Run every year since the 1970s, the Booths Park display starts at 7.30pm, with gates opening at 6.30pm.

You can buy your tickets in advance for £6, or they are £7.50 on the gate. Under 5’s free.

Address: Booths Park, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8GS

More info: Website


Bonfire and Firework Display at Trafford MV Rugby Club, Finny Bank Rd, Sale, on Saturday November 5th.

Family tickets cost £15, adults cost £5 and children £3 and can be bought from the club.

Gates open at 6pm and there will be no parking at the club. A BBQ, bar, glo sticks, sweets and soft drinks will be available.

Address: Trafford MV Rugby Club, Finny Bank Rd, Sale M33 6LR