Bonfire Night 2018: Where to find fireworks displays in the North East on Monday, November 5

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By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 2:42 pm
Updated Monday, 5th November 2018, 6:13 am
A fireworks display.
A fireworks display.

The traditional Guy Fawkes Night bonfires and displays are upon us, and this year's celebrations have been spread over an entire long weekend, due to the fact November 5 falls on a Monday.

Here's a list of fireworks displays being held around the North East tonight. Please contact us if you know of a display which should be added to the list.

A fireworks display.

Please note, there are NO DISPLAYS in Sunderland or South Shields tonight, as they are being held later in the month.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5Durham Police & Fire Brigade Fireworks Display: Aykley Head Police Headquarters, Durham.

Gates open 6pm, display starts 7.45pm, with on-site catering and parking available at County Hall.

A fireworks display.

Adults £3, children £2, under-fives free. Compered by Martin Lowes from Capital FM Drive Time.

Houghton and District 41 Club Fireworks Spectacular: Hetton Lyons Cricket Club, Lilywhite Terrace, Hetton-le-Hole, DH5 0HF

Gates open 6pm, ground and aerial displays start 7pm. Admission £3 for adult, £2 for children.

Limited car parking available. Funfair, attractions and refreshments.

A fireworks display.

Peterlee Fireworks Display: The Pavillion, 1 Helford Road, Peterlee SR8 1ER Gates open at 5pm, with the display at 6.30pm. The display is free and no ticket or wristband is required.

Bonfire Night at Beamish: Beamish Hall Hotel, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0YB

A fire the size of a house and a fireworks, lights and music show to capture and warm hearts and minds. So big, there are now two nights filled with live entertainment.£5 per car - limited parking/£3 per person.

Hartlepool Fireworks Display: A free event on the seafront at Seaton Carew, from 4pm-7pm.Let's Hear It For The Girls is the theme of this year's event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first women being granted the right to vote. A funfair will open at 4pm, the entertainment will start at 5pm, and the fireworks display will commence at 6.30pm.The front, between the Station Lane and Elizabeth Way junctions, will be closed from 6.15-7.15pm.


Rainton Meadows Firework Spectacular: 5pm-8.45pm, Rainton Meadows Arena, Mercantile Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH

Fireworks display and bonfire themed around a night at the movies, including Mamma Mia 2, The Greatest Showman, and other family favourites.

There will be funfair rides, catering and special guest appearances from the movies' characters.

It's hard standing, so ideal for pushchairs, with no mud, and the toilets are indoors.

Gates open at 5pm and the bonfire will be lit at 7pm, with the fireworks at 8.15pm.

Advance tickets are £4 per person, or £15 for a family concession for four people. Children in pushchairs go free with a paying adult (1 child per adult).

Tickets on the day are £5 per person, with no concessions available on the day, so it pays to buy in advance HERE.

Advance tickets will also have fast-track queuing


South & North Tyneside: To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, South and North Tyneside Councils are joining forces for very special celebrations from each side of the River Tyne.It will include a beacon lighting ceremony from 5pm, followed by live performances and a large-scale firework display.The large-scale display will replace the annual Bonfire night fireworks displays.Viewing can be gained from Harbour Drive, River Drive and the pier, close to Ocean Beach, but not directly behind the park, as usual.Ocean Beach Pleasure Park rides will be open from 1pm-Late*


Sunderland: Sunderland will host a fireworks display at the Roker/Seaburn seafront, to coincide with the last night of the Sunderland Illuminations.Details are yet to be confirmed.