Firework Displays in Lymington and the New Forest

Gunpowder, treason and plot! 2018 Bonfire night in Lymington and the New Forest.

Updated 17 October 2018

If you are looking for a spectacular fireworks and bonfire night celebration in the New Forest area, take a look at our guide. Remember to add any events not in the list to our Events Calendar.

Planning fireworks at home? See below also the RoSPA Firework Safety Code and take care. Be mindful that fireworks can scare animals and seriously worry some people.

Friday 26 October in Brockenhurst.

Brockenhurst Football Club kick off our 2018 bonfire celebrations from 6pm, with firework display at 7pm. Fire engine display, live music, hot food and refreshments. Adults £6, children & senior citizens £3, family ticket £15.

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Saturday 27 October at Beaulieu.

Back to the Eighties Beaulieu fireworks 2018One of the largest and most impressive firework displays in the south, choreographed brilliantly to music (this year the theme is 'Back to the Eighties') Come along early from 3pm to enjoy Beaulieu and a huge range of entertainment for the whole family. Fireworks (approx) 7.30pm. Admission with Fireworks tickets from 3:00pm. Adult £13.50, Child £8.75, Family £38.00. 

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Thursday 1 November in Hythe.

The 7th annual Hythe Community Fireworks at Ewart Recreation Ground have been organised by the Friends of Hythe Primary, Hythe & Dibden Cricket Club and the Handy Trust. Gates open 5pm, firework display at 6:30pm. Advance tickets £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children.

Friday 2 November at Strawberry Fields, Lymington.

Fireworks, bonfire, live music and family fun just outside Lymington at Strawberry Fields (location of the weekly car boot sale) Bonfire from 7pm and firework display from 8pm. Tickets in advance £6 adults, £3 children (plus booking fee) or on the gate £8 adults and £4 children. 

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Friday 2 November in Lyndhurst.

Lyndhurst Junior Football Club and Lyndhurst Scouts are hosting a Fireworks Night at Coles Mead Recreations Ground. Bonfire from 8.30pm with fireworks at 7pm. Refreshments and hot food will be available.

Friday 2 November in Marchwood.

Marchwood Junior School is hosting a Fireworks Display, with live music, fireworks and refreshments. Tickets on sale via the school office, or on the night. Gates open 5:15pm, fireworks at 7pm.

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Saturday 3 November in Boldre.

Fireworks display and bonfire with bar and hot food at Boldre War Memorial Hall. Adults £3 and children under 10 £2. Free parking.

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Saturday 3 November at Exbury Club.

The annual Exbury Club Bonfire Night celebrations are fun for all the family. This November, enjoy an evening of music from Cordelectra, plus a fantastic fireworks display by Illusion Fireworks. Bonfire 7pm, Fireworks 7:30pm. Evening of music from Cordelectra! £5 a car, £1 Walkers! 

Saturday 3 November in Copythorne.

Fireworks Display at Copythorne Villages Hall. Gates open at 5.30 ready for the bonfire to be lit around 6pm followed by TWO spectacular fireworks displays (with interval between). Guy competition open to all, be creative!! Make sure you take your guy inside the hall by 6PM for judging. Refreshments available all evening. Tickets on the gate: £6 adults, £1 children. No sparklers. 

Sunday 4 November at Gang Warily. 

Fawley Firework Spectacular at Gang Warily Recreation Ground. Bonfire, fireworks, bar and food. Tickets £2.50 in advance, £5 on the night. 

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Sunday 4 November in Totton.

Totton & Eling Cricket Club are hosting a Bonfire Night show, with host DJ, children’s fairground rides and stalls. Outdoor and indoor bars, plus a hog roast and BBQ mean you can enjoy a bite to eat pre-show! There is limited parking across the road at Abbotswood School, please walk where possible. Advance tickets: £5.50 per single or £17.00 per family (2 adults and up to 3 children) On The Day: £7.00 per single or £20.00 per family.

Sunday 4 November in Ringwood.

Ringwood's Bonfire and Fireworks Display takes place at Carvers Playing Field, with hog roast, food stalls, beer tent and small fairground rides, so there's plenty on offer for the whole family! Starts 3.30pm.

Monday 5 November in East Boldre.

The East Boldre School Fields Firework Night party at the East Boldre Old School Fields is a wonderful family event. Refreshments from 5.30pm, bonfire from 6pm, firework display at 6.30pm. BBQ, tea, cake and lots of other lovely treats. Perfect for little kids and the big kids too! Free entry but donations welcome. Lots of Lymington folk came along to this display last year - East Boldre were delighted and hope it'll happen again...it’s such a lovely traditional event like a kind of throwback to family bonfire parties of olden days. There will be donation buckets at the gate. Allow plenty of time for parking along the road as it can get busy!

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Monday 5 November in Burley.

Celebrate bonfire night at Burley Park (BH24 4EB). Gates open 5pm.

Monday 5 November in Fordingbridge.

Join Sandleheath Community Association for a free bonfire and fireworks night on the Sandleheath Common! BBQ and soft drinks will also be available to buy on the night.
The bonfire will be lit at 6pm.

Friday 9 November in Sway.

The annual fireworks fundraising event at St Luke's School is a fantastic family event on the school field. Get there at 5pm for refreshments and to see the procession of guys taken to the bonfire before it is lit. Firework display from 6pm. Tickets in advance from the Sway Newsagent and Winkwork £6. Tickets on the gate £7.

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Saturday 10 November in New Milton

Firework display organised by New Milton Round Table in aid of local charities. Gates open 6pm, fireworks at 7pm. There'll be delicious hot food to warm you up, hot chocolate and the kids will enjoy the rides on the night. Adults £6, children £4 (children aged under 4 go free)

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Remember the safety code if planning fireworks at home!

sparklerIf you are planning a firework display at home, remember the RoSPA Firework Safety Code:

  1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable

  2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time

  3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary

  4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back

  5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks

  6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit

  7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them

  8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators

  9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire

  10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving

Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.

With some firework displays overlapping with Halloween this year, be especially careful with - or avoid - the combination of fancy dress and sparklers or bonfires. For more information on how to keep safe, visit www.saferfireworks.com.