For those who’ve been asking (and some folk have been really keen to find out this year), Walsall Council have released details of 2015’s bonfire and firework events in the borough, including the one at Holland Park, Brownhills which this year takes place this Saturday, 7th November 2015, with not one, but two fireworks displays.
I had thought that last year may be the end of such events, but the whole thing has come back bigger and better, with an extra spectacular at Walsall Arboretum on the 5th November.
Entry is still a pocket-pleasing £4 for adults and £1 for kids – plus little ones under 5 get in free.
There will be food and children rides to enjoy, too.
For safety reasons – no fireworks or sparklers. No alcohol allowed. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
I congratulate Walsall Council on this event, which I’m genuinely surprised to see. Sorry for the delay in publicising this information which I received on Thursday, but other events took priority.
Walsall Council wrote:
Walsall bonfires and fireworks nights’ get bigger
Walsall residents only have a few weeks to wait until the first of four bonfire and firework display nights begin lighting up the skyline of the borough.
The regular displays which take place at King Georges V playing fields Saturday 31 October, Holland Park on Saturday 7 November and Willenhall Memorial Park on Saturday 14 November will include two firework pyrotechnic displays at each and a bonfire.
This year the firework spectaculars are joined by the addition of new displays taking place at the Walsall Arboretum on Thursday 5 November. Walsall’s premier park will feature fire related attractions instead of a bonfire for visitors to enjoy.
Each of the events features two fireworks displays, the first of which is suitable for young children and will begin at 6.45pm and 7pm at the Walsall Arboretum. Choreographed to music the children’s displays have been designed to be child friendly.
More elaborate adult displays will take place at 7.30 pm at the Walsall Arboretum and 8pm at all the other locations and will be accompanied by music. In between the displays there will be bonfires programmed to begin at 7.30pm with a wooden goblin witch topping the bonfire at the King George V site and Guy Fawkes wooden replicas sitting atop the displays at Holland Park and the Green Flag Award-winning Willenhall Memorial Park.
In place of the bonfires Walsall Arboretum will have a fire garden which will include four fire sculptures and a series of fire pots situated near the clock tower, bandstand and centre green.
The first firework display will take place at locations around the lake and will be designed to light up the trees and features of the park. A first for Walsall Arboretum will be the launch of the main display from three floating pontoons in the middle of the lake providing an all round visual spectacular with lakeside views.
Responsible for pressing the red button for launching the main display at the Walsall Arboretum Councillor Harrison, Portfolio holder for Clean and Green said:’Every year we have record crowds at these events and this year looks set to be another series of firework extravaganzas for the whole family.
‘We want everyone to enjoy bonfire night but we urge people to attend organised firework and bonfire displays like these as they offer the chance to enjoy spectacular displays in a safe environment.’
All four of the events are being organised on behalf of Walsall Council by Bright Spark Fireworks Ltd who have over 20 years worth of experience with bonfires, fire installations, fire structures, fireworks and pyrotechnics.
All four of the events will include funfairs and food stalls for all ages to enjoy.
Tickets are priced at £4 for adults, £1 for children and under 5s go free with car parking costing £1.
For information on ticket purchasing visit the dedicated face book page ‘Walsall Council Bonfire and Firework Displays’.
Tickets will also be available at the gates on the days. Anyone buying advance tickets online will be entered into a raffle for prizes.