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03 November 2019 02:39

Bonfire Night fireworks

High speed winds force Leeds Castle to cancel its popular Bonfire Night firework display

For some Bonfire Night is one of the best events of the year. Hot drinks, delicious food and beautiful displays that are memorable for another 12 months - who doesn't love firework night? From huge displays complete with entertainment and food perfect for a family evening out to the smaller more intimate displays, there's a lot of choice here for Essex Bonfire Night displays 2019. To help you decide where to spend Fireworks Night in Essex this year, we've compiled a list of some of the best displays. (Image: Chelmsford Round Table charity fireworks) Not just a firework display, there will be a fun fair, live music and lots of local food and drink stalls.

Organised by the Chelmsford Round Table, you can enjoy a family evening out and raise money with all proceeds going directly to local charities. What you need to know: Gates open at 5pm with live music starting at 6.30pm and fireworks starting at 7.30pm. With a bar, catering stalls and a fun fair, there's a lot going on besides just fireworks at this Witham event. What you need to know: Gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire being lit at 7.30pm and the fireworks starting at 8pm. Cost: Advance until October 27 - Adult - £5, Child - £3, Family - £12 What you need to know: Gates open at 5.30pm with music starting at 6pm.

Cost: Adult - £6, Child - £4, Family - £18, Under 5s - Free Taking place on Bonfire Night itself, get yourself over to Castle Park for what's set to be a fantastic night. What you need to know: No sparklers, laser devices, dogs or alcohol is allowed into the park. What you need to know: Gates open at 5pm and the event is expected to finish at 9pm. Standard until November 1 - Adult - £9, Child - £6, Family - £28 Tickets are expected to sell out before the event so won't be available on the gate. This local fireworks display is organised by the Wickford Rotary Club with entertainment from BBC Essex.

What you need to know: Gates open at 5.30pm with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks kicking off at 7pm. On the gate - Adult - £10, Child - £5, Family - £25 A free fireworks display that can be enjoyed from from many viewing points in Clacton, just because the weather has dropped, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a day at the seaside. What you need to know: Fireworks usually get set off between 8pm and 9.30pm but event organisers do not release an exact time. With doughnuts, sweets, hot dogs, carvery, mulled wine, and a bar, this is the firework night event perfect for a foodie. What you need to know: Gates open at 6pm with the first display at 7pm and the second at 8.15pm.

Danbury is always a popular event and for good reason - not only will the organisers light up the sky but there's also a fun fair and bar and visitors will be entertained by fire jugglers, local band F2K and Matt Mackay from BBC Essex. What you need to know: Gates open at 5.30pm with the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm and the fireworks display kicking off at 8pm. On the gate - Adult - £8, Child (13 and under) - £4, Under 2s - Free What you need to know: Gates open at 5.45pm with the display at 7.45pm. There is free parking on site but it is advised to arrive early due to availability. This is one of the free events taking place in the county but even though there's no cost to visitors, it's still one hell of a night with entertainment, from the Playhouse with onstage entertainment from acts including Livewire, Hip Hop Pop and characters from Jack and the Beanstalk.

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Entertainment kicks off at 6pm with the bonfire lit at 6.45pm and the fireworks starting at 7pm. This is a real family event with a bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, cakes and stalls and even a best Guy competition for under 12s - every child will get a prize. What you need to know: The event gets started at 6pm and ends at 9pm. Cost: Advance - Adult - £5, Child - £2, Family - £12 With firework nights taking place on every Saturday night between October 5 and November 16, this is another free event for those visiting the seaside. Cost: Although a free event, you can view the fireworks from the bowling alley site on the pier for the best view, this will cost £1 per person. What you need to know: Gates open at 4pm with fireworks starting at 6.15pm. Another one of the county's free displays, this is a huge event taking place with around 10,000 people expected to attend. What you need to know: Gates open at 5.30pm and parking is not advised on Chaters Hill due to the risk of debris from fireworks. There's a lot going on at this Romford fireworks event. What you need to know: Doors open at 3pm with the fireworks display taking place at 6.30. The Rayleigh Lions Firework Spectacular is back and tickets are available from Hair and Son, Hattons, The Lions Shop, Just Because Florist and The Park Cafe. What you need to know: Gates open at 5.30pm with the display starting at 7.30pm. Cost: Advance - Adult - £6, Child under 13 - Free A night that promises fireworks, food and fun, the Rivenhall Oaks Golf Centre will be holding its own fireworks event. What you need to know: Doors open at 6pm with fireworks starting at 8pm. The Fireworks Spectacular is a non-raceday event taking place at Chelmsford City racecourse. As well as an impressive display of fireworks, there will be amusements, food and drink available too. What you need to know: Gates open at 5pm with the show starting at 6.30pm. With free parking and free entry, this is one of the county's biggest free firework displays. What you need to know: The fair will be open between 2pm and 11pm with the fireworks at approximately 8.30pm. With music, stalls, refreshments and fireworks, this Brentwood display is open to all. What you need to know: Gates open at 6pm with the bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.30pm. No alcohol or sparklers are allowed and there is parking available at King George Playing Fields. What you need to know: Doors open at 4pm with the firework display starting at 6.30pm. Being held on a holiday park, this fireworks display will also include an evening of action-packed entertainment. With the park team stars putting on live entertainment as well as bouncy castles and children's rides, this is an event for the whole family. What you need to know: Gates open from 5pm with the main display starting at 7.30pm. Cost: Whilst entry is free, there will be a charge of £5 to park with the money raised going to local charities. What you need to know: Entertainment starts from 2pm with the fireworks display 6pm. This Guy Fawkes Festival is unlike any other firework event taking place in the county. What you need to know: The fun starts from 2pm on the Saturday with the firework displays kicking off at 7pm on both dates. Bonfire Night falls on Tuesday (November 5) this year, but the majority of events across Surrey and Hampshire are taking place tonight. "I got a lift back from work and had just got out of the car with Taffy when a firework went off virtually right above us," said Robert as he recalled the accident that happened a few days before Bonfire Night 2018. Every single year, tens of thousands of people flock to Roundhay Park to watch the giant bonfire go up in flames on Soldiers Field before craning their necks skyward to take in the fireworks display. With so much going on, we've rounded up all the key information ahead of the big night on Tuesday, November 5, including the schedule and those all-important road closures. The bonfire is due to be lit at around 7:30pm, with the fireworks display set to start around half an hour later at 8pm. Princes Avenue will be completely closed to all traffic on Tuesday, November 5 from 6pm, with the road reopening again at 9pm after the fireworks display has finished. Leeds Castle has moved to cancel its popular Bonfire Night event due to poor weather. The firework displays in Kent cancelled as high winds batter the county "For those holding tickets for the display on Sunday, November 3, we expect the event to go ahead as planned.