Readers have been asking for details of this year’s Walsall Council Bonfire Night events in the borough, and particularly Brownhills, so here is the latest information.
The Brownhills Holland Park event will take place on Saturday, 27th October 2018. Other events take place in Willenhall on the Thursday 1st November, Walsall Arboretum on Saturday 3rd November and Bloxwich on Monday 5th November 2018.
Entry for the local events 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.
Walsall Council wrote:
Bonfire and Firework Displays
Walsall’s four regular Bonfire and Firework displays will be taking place in 2018 at :-
Holland Park on Saturday 27th October
Willenhall Memorial Park on Thursday 1st November
Walsall Arboretum on Saturday 3rd November
King George Vth Playing Fields on Monday 5th November
All four of these events will include funfairs, catering stalls, and our bonfires and fireworks.
Please note that as a condition of entry being granted into these events, you may be subject to a security search. This may result in queues, so please arrive early if there is a particular event or activity you plan to see.
Tickets for Holland Park, Willenhall Memorial Park, and King George V Memorial Playing Fields will be available on the gate, and priced at £4 for adults, £1 for children, and under 5s will be free. Limited car parking is available at all the sites – King George Vth Playing Fields via the Stafford Road entrance, Holland Park via the Parade vehicle entrance, and at Willenhall Memorial there are parking spots within the park via the Pinson Road entrance.
These are at £1 per vehicle, and we would encourage walking or taking the bus to the parks if possible.
For these three parks;
Gates will open at 5:30pm, as will our fairground and concession stalls
Bonfire will be lit at 7:00pm
Fireworks display starting after 8:00pm
*****Times subject to change *****
Tickets for these three sites will be available on the entrance gates of the events, at £4 for adults, £1 for children, and free for under 5s.
For the Arboretum, this year as last year, you will need to purchase advance tickets online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/walsallarboretum. These are priced at £9 for adults, £4 for children, and under 3’s go free. Family tickets are available for groups of two adults and two children at £24, and all these online tickets are subject to a booking fee.
There are cash only sales of tickets available at the Arboretum Visitor Centre between 10am – 3pm Monday til Sunday, but this will only be available before the day of the event (3rd November.)
No tickets will be sold on the entrance gates.
For the Arboretum, car parking is available at the Sutton Road / The Crescent entrance, WS1 2DD, and will be priced at £2 per vehicle.
At the Arboretum;
Gates will open at 5:00pm, as will Pat Collins Fairground
The Free Radio Stage live music will start from 5:30pm
The Fire Act show starts at 6:00pm, from the second stage
The Alice in Wonderland Stage Show starts at 6:45pm, from the second stage
The bonfire will be lit at 7:00pm
Doreen Tipton will start at 7:10pm
The Fire Act Show has a reprise at 7:30pm, from the second stage
Lemar starts on the Free Radio Stage from 7:30pm
And the fireworks will be lit after 8:00pm
***** Times subject to change *****
For safety reasons, no fireworks or sparklers may be brought onto any of these venues. No alcohol is permitted.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that as a condition of entry being granted into this event, you may be subject to a search.
Walsall Council reserves the right to change any of the attractions, which are all subject to weather conditions.
For up to date information about the bonfire and firework events, please check our dedicated Facebook event pages for our bonfires, the official Facebook of Walsall Arboretum, or follow us on Twitter @WMBCGreenspaces or @WalsalArboretum
For any more information about this years fireworks events, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us on 01922653344