BONFIRE night is just around the corner and there’s a host of events taking place right across Dorset and the New Forest to light up your nights.

We’ve put together a round-up of what’s happening and where featuring some of the biggest organised displays.

This is by no means a definitive list, so if you’re holding an event that you’d like us to add, we’d love to hear from you.

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Wednesday, November 5

The largest free firework event in Dorset will set the skyline ablaze at Poole Quay on Bonfire Night. The display is the grand finale to more than 60 special events which have taken place during Wave 105’s Summertime in the South, and is organised by Poole Tourism and supported by quayside businesses. The fun starts at 5pm with live music supported by Ashley Cross music venues The Brit Pub and Mr Kyps, street entertainers, hoola hoop workshop, jugglers and fire performances throughout the evening. Brave souls will also take part in a sponsored fire walk on the quay to raise funds for LV=Streetwise. The fireworks extravaganza kicks off at 8pm over Poole Harbour.

Families are set to gather on Weymouth beach for an explosive free evening of entertainment. There will be a Guy Fawkes competition, fun fair and beach bonfire, culminating in a colourful display of fireworks. A fairground on the Weymouth Pavilion forecourt will be open from 2pm, with judging in the Guy Fawkes competition taking place at 6.40pm in the Weymouth Pavilion Foyer. The beach bonfire will be lit at 7.40pm, before the fireworks at 8pm.

Thursday, November 6

St Katherine's School at Hengistbury Head will be holding a fireworks spectacular between 6pm and 8pm. Adult tickets are £4, while entry for those aged between 4 and 18-years-old is £2. Tickets available at

Friday, November 7

The Bransgore School Association is holding a bonfire and firework display at the Three Tuns Inn. The fun kicks off at 5.30pm and there will be a BBQ, hog roast and even music courtesy of the Christchurch & Highcliffe Brass Band. Advance tickets available at £14 family (2 adults and up to 3 children age 3-16 years), £5 adult and £3 child (age 3-16 years).  Tickets can be purchased online at (booking fee applies) or from Bransgore School, Bransgore Newsagents or Three Tuns Inn. Alternatively, you can email

There will be fun for all the family at Talbot Primary School's bonfire party. Gates open at 5.30pm and as well as a firework display at 7.30pm, you can expect a guy competition, stalls and games, bouncy castle and BBQ. Adults £4 and entry is £2.50 for children. Tickets are available from Talbot Primary School and Wallisdown Post Office. 

The Alice Lisle Inn near Ringwood will be holding an extravaganza in aid of Julia’s House. Dorset Troopers are set to make an appearance alongside Reveller with a special ‘fire and glow’ show before the big fireworks display.

There will be fireworks on Haymoor and Magna Academy playing fields at 8pm. Gates open at 6.30pm and there will be a BBQ, bouncy castle and even a DJ. Tickets are £4 for adults and £3 for children aged between five and 16-years-old, with under 5s free. Tickets are available from the Haymoor School Office and people are advised to park at the ASDA store. 

Herston Leisure Caravan and Camp Site, on Washpond Lande in Swanage, is asking residents to support their Firework Spectacular. Gates will open at 7pm, with live music from Voodoo Chilli, along with a bar and food available for purchase at the event. Tickets cost £4 per adult, £2 for teenagers between 13 and 16 and is free for under-13s, which are available from the main reception or at the bar or by contacting Herston on 01929 408159.

Saturday, November 8

The 15th annual fireworks party at Bournemouth’s Littledown Centre is set to be the biggest and best yet. The Daily Echo-backed event promises to make your night go with a bang with not one but three displays on offer, including White Knuckle - the South’s loudest and latest fireworks show. As well as the three fireworks displays and free entry indoor Family Zone, there’s live music, a full funfair, candlelight display, a licensed bar, refreshments and arena entertainment. Gates open at 5.30pm with fireworks displays at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Event tickets will be on sale until Friday, October 31 priced £7 (under 16 £5, under 3 free) from Littledown Café and the BIC/Pavilion box office, the ticket hotline is 0844 576 3000. Visit

Head to the Wimborne and Colehill annual firework display for an evening that promises to be out of this world. The Sci-Fi-themed evening, which is being held in the grounds of St. Michael's Middle School, is billed as Dorset's longest firework display and will see over 15,000 fireworks set off to some of the most iconic music from the world of time and space. There will be a childrens fair, refreshments, entertainment and a sparkler zone, plus a park and ride operating from the Wimborne Market car park in New Borough and Station Road. Tickets are £5 for adults, £3 for children aged between five and 16-years-old, with under 5s free. Family tickets are also available for two adults and two children priced £14. More details at

Butchers Coppice Scout Camp will be putting on a firework extravaganza from 5.30pm. The event will see a bonfire, guy competition, children's rides, stalls and BBQ as well as a traditional firework display at 7.30pm. Free parking will be available at Oakmead College of Technology and Elmrise Primary School. Tickets £4 for adults, £2 for children with family tickets for two adults and up to four children priced at £10. More details at

New Milton Round Table hosts its 51st fireworks display on Fawcetts Field, New Milton. Gates open at 6pm and there will be a bonfire lit at 7pm before a firework finale at 8pm. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children and children under 4 are free.

Fancy a drive across the county? Then head to Lyme Regis to enjoy free fireworks and a bonfire on the beach. The fun begins at 6.30pm. A collection will be made on the night to raise money for local charities.