Holland Park bonfire and fireworks – on tonight!

All the details here. Be prepared for a longer entry time than usual as extra security checks will be in force.

Just a quick reminder that tonight, Thursday 2nd November 2017 sees the annual Walsall Council bonfire and firework display in Holland Park , Brownhills.

Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 8pm – but get there early: The green spaces team have informed me that this year there are additional security checks on those entering which may cause a longer entry time than anticipated – but this is for everyone’s safety, so please be patient if there are any queues.

As well as the normal pyrotechnical delights, there will be food and kid’s amusements available as usual.

If you don’t make this one, the council event at Willenhall is on 4th November and Walsall Arboretum on the 5th. There’s also the traditional and very good burn-up at Walsall Wood Football Club on Sunday 5th.

If you’re wondering why this event has moved from a Saturday, Greenspaces have listened to complaints that holding the bonfires on successive Saturdays in different areas makes some too far from November 5th, so there you go – these are great people listening to complaints.

Entry is still a pocket-pleasing £4 for adults and £1 for kids – plus little ones under 5 get in free.

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.

They wrote:

Bonfire and Firework Displays

Walsall’s four regular bonfire and firework displays will take place in 2017 at :-

             King George V Playing Fields on Saturday 28th October  
             Holland Park on Thursday 2nd November
             Willenhall Memorial Park on Saturday 4th November
             Walsall Arboretum on Sunday 5 November

All four of the events will include funfairs and food stalls for all ages to enjoy.

Tickets for King George V playing fields, Holland Park and Willenhall Memorial Park will only be available on the gate and are priced at £4 for adults, £1 for children and under 5s go free.  Limited car parking is available at each venue for £1/car.

Gates at these three venues open at 6.00pm, the bonfire will be lit at 7.00pm and the firework display starts at 8.00pm.

That looks like quite a show! Note you MUST BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THIS ONE.

For the Arboretum this year you must purchase advance tickets online, costing £7 for adults, £3 for children, and under 5s are free.

No tickets will be sold on the entrance gates, and the online tickets may be purchased at online at the ticket office site here.

Car parking is available off the junction of Sutton Road / The Crescent , WS1 2DD , at £2 per vehicle.

Gates open at 4.30pm , and the fairground will open at 4:30pm as well.
The Free Radio Stage will start from 5:00pm
The bonfire will be lit at 6:00pm
Our headliner act will start their performance at 7pm
The Firework Display will begin at 7:30pm

For further information, please call Walsall Council on 01922 653344.

For safety reasons, no fireworks or sparklers may be brought onto any of these venues. No alcohol is allowed. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Walsall Council reserves the right to change any of the attractions, which are all subject to weather conditions.

For up to date information please check Facebook Walsall Green Spaces, the official Facebook of Walsall Arboretum,  or follow us on Twitter @WMBCGreenspaces.

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