Fireworks: Where To Watch In Chippenham
By Lois_Avery | Sunday, October 31, 2010, 20:04
Bonfire night is Chippenham's next big crowd drawing event but if you're still undecided on how to celebrate then here are some suggestions.
We're lucky enough to have a few big organised displays to choose from.
Where to watch fireworks next weekend
The most central option is the Monkton Park display on November 6. It's organised every year by the Rotary Club of Chippenham and always offers a decent display with a large bonfire.
Gates Open 4.30pm and the fireworks start at 6.45pm. For tickets in advance it costs £3 from the Tourist Information Centre but you can buy them on the night for £4. Children under 7 go free.
Although the Monkton Park display has a good reputation and is easy to walk to with pubs and bars on the doorstep for a post firework drink, Christian Malford's display has been rivalling the Rotary Club for some years.
The Village Bonfire and Firework Display has been run in the Village for the past 20 years and has developed into one of the region's biggest and best displays but still keeping its Village feel.
The display is organised by local resident 'John' who also designs special effects for movies and theme parks, so it promises to not disappoint.
Gates open at 6pm, also on November 6, there's also a Guy judging competition at 6.15pm and the usual refreshments on offer.
Fireworks start at 7.30pm and the bonfire will be enormous – as usual.
Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for children and kids under 5 go free.
If you're worried about getting there then don't panic – Hatts Coaches run a service from Chippenham out to Christian Malford especially for the event for £2 return.
The coach will pick up from outside The Pine Shop, The Bridge, Chippenham at 5.45 pm, returning 15 minutes after the fireworks.
If you're hoping to avoid the crowds and put on your own bonfire night celebrations then Chippenham has plenty on offer to help you out. These days we all know we can get our hands on reasonably priced fireworks from most major supermarkets, so try Sainsbury's,Morrison’s or Tesco. Or the hardware store at the top of Park Lane is another option.
I know there will be plenty of other bonfire night events on so if i've missed you do let everyone know where/when etc.