Remember, remember: The top 10 UK Bonfire Night celebrations

Remember, remember the 5th of November - or the 6th, 7th and 8th thanks to some of the country's best Bonfire Night events.

We've rounded up the top fireworks and Guy Fawkes celebrations to help you plan your evening (or whole weekend - it only comes around once a year, after all)...

Lewes Bonfire Night

Thursday 5 November; Processions from 5pm

The Lewes Bonfire Night claims to be the biggest 5th of November event in the world and "the only proper bonfire night celebration left of its kind in the UK". Roughly 30 bonfire societies and marching bands will visit the event and participate in processions taking place through the streets which continue until around 1am. Be sure the catch the grand processions at 9pm, when five of the Lewes Bonfire Societies will join up to march back through Lewes town with costumes, fireworks, and a bonfire.

Tickets are available from Society Headquarters and the Lewes Tourist Information Centre.

Lewes War Memorial, High Street, Lewes, BN7 2LU

Blackheath Fireworks

Saturday 7 November; From 12pm

The Blackheath Fireworks, one of the few free major Bonfire Night events across the country, attracts over 80,000 people each year thanks to its funfair (from 12pm), food stalls and bars (from 5pm) and firework display at 8pm - the organisers simply ask that attendees make a donation to help support next year's event.

Blackheath Common, London, SE3 0RW

York Maze Fireworks Spectacular

Thursday 5 November; Gates from 4.30pm

Make sure you grab tickets in advance for the York fireworks event, featuring fire shows, a bonfire, food stalls and live music, as no tickets will be available on the night. The fire shows will kick off at 6.30pm with bonfire lighting at 7.30pm, fireworks at 8pm and live music from 8.30pm. 

Adults, £15; Children 3-15, £10; Under 3 are free.

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5LT

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

Saturday 7 November; Gates from 3pm

There's a full party happening at Ally Pally for Bonfire Night 2015, including street food, a craft beer village, a laser show, two funfairs, ice skating, a bonfire and a German bier festival - and the fireworks, of course, at 8pm. 

Adult, £9; Child, £6.50.

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY


Battersea Park Fireworks Display

Saturday 7 November; Gates from 6pm

Take your Bonfire Night up a notch with "A Royal Night Out" at Battersea Park, the theme of this year's musical fireworks display (8pm). Sip on some mulled wine and visit street food pop-ups to make the experience as perfect as possible - but act fast, advance tickets are only available on Ticketmaster or at the Millenium Arena in Battersea Park. 

£8 until 6 November; £10 on the day. 

Battersea Park, London, SW18 2PU

Richmond Family Fireworks

Sunday 8 November, Richmond Athletic Ground; Gates from 4.30pm

This year's family-focused event will feature West End hits through the theme of "A night at the musicals" along with a funfair, live entertainment, food stalls and competitions. Advanced tickets are available online or from the Civic Reception Centre, RAA office or Richmond Football Club until 4 November, while full priced tickets will be available at the gates from 4.30pm. 

Covered Grandstand, £12; Adult, £8; Children 5-15, £5; Family (2 Adults & 2 Children), £24; Children under 5 are free. 

Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SS


Kingston Fireworks

Friday 6 November; Gates from 6.30pm

For one of the biggest firework displays in South London, fairground rides, refreshments and attractions, head to Kingston's event where all profits will be donated to local charities.

Advance tickets are £4 for both adults and children 5+ and are available online or at the Kingston Visitor Information Kiosk, Kingfisher Leisure Centre, The Malden Centre, Tolworth Leisure Centre or Kingsmeadow Athletics Stadium.Tickets will be £5 at the gate.

Kingsmeadow Athletics & Fitness Centre, Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3PB 

Southwark Fireworks Night

Thursday 5 November; Gates from 5pm

While entry may be free for the Southwark Fireworks Night of food, drink and entertainment, don't let that fool you - you won't get in without a ticket (which you can book online). Last entry is at 6.30pm, so don't be late!

Southwark Park, London, SE16


Crystal Palace Fireworks

Thursday 5 November; Gates from 6pm

To celebrate 150 years of fireworks at the palace, 2015 will see Crystal Palace continue its tradition of two shows - one child-friendly version kicking off at 7pm , with the main "Dancing Through The Decades" themed show at 8.30pm. Save more money for food and drink at the show by buying tickets online.

Adult, £6 or £10 at the gate; Children 3-10, £4 or £5 at the gate; Family (2 adults and 2 children), £17.80 or £25 at the gate.

Crystal Palace Park, Thicket Road, London SE19 2GA

Wimbledon Park Fireworks

Thursday 5 November; Gates from 5.15pm

If you, like us, adore all things Disney, opt for the Wimbledon Park display. The first of two firework performances aimed at children will kick off at 6.45pm to the tune of "The Wonderful Music of Disney" after a bonfire at 6.30pm. Gates for the second performance, "Through the decades", will open at 7.15pm with a bonfire at 8.15pm and fireworks starting at 8.30pm. Fireworks not your thing? A funfair, refreshments and stalls will be open until 10pm, but make sure to save your pennies by booking tickets in advance.

Adult, £8.80 or £10 at the gate; Junior 5-16, £6.60 or £8 at the gate (Under 4 is free); Family (2 adults and 2 juniors), £27.50 in advance or £30 at the gate.

Wimbledon Park, Wimbledon Park Road, Wimbledon, London, SW18 5NR

By Alison Millington