Fireworks in Bury St Edmunds

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By NickRichards | Sunday, October 31, 2010, 14:09

Firework fever hits Bury St Edmunds this week with plenty on if you want to add a little sparkle to your Bonfire Night celebrations.

The two big weekend displays will offer plenty of chance for you to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ your way around town.

The big annual Abbey Gardens display is the day after Bonfire Night on Saturday November 6 in the Abbey Gardens. Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks will start at 7.30pm.

The event is in aid of local charities and it’s £6 to get in, £5 for senior cizitens and kids – though you’ll save a couple of quid on a family ticket of four which is £20.

The previous night, Bury Rugby Club hold Fireworks night on Friday the 5th. Billed as the one of the best firework displays in the region. The gates open at 5.30pm and the display begins at 7.30pm. There is a funfair, outside catering, music, club bar and outside bar and the prices have remained the same for the last three years.

It’s £5 to get in for adults and over 12s, £3 for kids aged between 5 and 12 and free for under-5s.

They’re the prices if you’re on foot – if your travelling to the rugby club in a car it’s actually cheaper if you’re in a group – it’s £15 for a car with up to five occupants – so five adults could save £10 by taking the car.

If you’re buying your own fireworks there are no shortage of places to stock up for your weekend celebrations.

Just like the big money spinner that is Halloween, most shops that can stock fireworks and there are bargains to be had around town.

Marlows boast that all their fireworks are now half price, with prices starting at a couple of pounds for your basic set of sparklers – while for £44.99 you can pick up a ‘Tank Attack’ which consists of 188 separate fireworks in one. If you want to create the most noise you can, this is a good place to start!

Warehouse Clearance Centre in Anglian Lane in Bury St Edmunds has loads of fireworks too – if you’ve for a spare £85 in your pocket, you could snap up the 61 shot ‘Atom Smasher’. Most of the other roman candles, fountain mines, Catherine wheels and rockets are much cheaper. A selection box of fireworks that would be suitable for any party is around £20 to £70.

Sparklers, bangers and fireworks of all kinds are available at most supermarkets, toy shops and DIY stores around town – remember to only buy fireworks marked BS7114 – that’s means they’ve passed the British Safety Standard.



  • Profile image for Michelle_N

    wow thanks for this really thorough article!!

    By Michelle_N at 15:56 on 31/10/10

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