2nd October 2023

Night of free fireworks in Bradford on Avon

Bradford on Avon Town Council’s free fireworks display at Poulton Park is just over a week away — and we can’t wait to see you there.

Starting at 5pm on Sunday 5 November there’ll be a host of food & drink stalls to enjoy, as well as a funfair, before the magnificent fireworks begin at 6pm.

The event is a no sparkler display — there will be plenty of sparkle in the sky, so there’s no need to bring your own.

The company delivering our display this year will be Pains Fireworks. They are a Wiltshire company based in Whiteparish (near Salisbury).

Pains are the largest professional fireworks specialist in the UK – and we’re excited to be working with them on our display.

The company also have a strong sense of their environmental responsibilities – and you can find out more about Pains’ carbon neutral dedication on their website.

On the day

Access for everyone coming to watch the fireworks will be from Poulton (coming in by the play area) or from Baileys Barn.

Please note that parts of Poulton Park will be closed during the afternoon on Sunday 5 November while we set up for the event.

  • this means there will be no public access to the meadow from 4pm
  • similarly, the skatepark will be closed from 4pm.

We’ll have signs up around Poulton Park in the week before the event to provide information about all the closures.

Coming to the event

If you can, please walk or cycle to the event. One of the reasons we’ve chosen Poulton Park for this year’s display is a nice location and there is good pedestrian access to the park.

If you are going to drive, please don’t try to park at Poulton, Baileys Barn or Kennet Gardens. In the event of an emergency, we would like these roads to be as clear as possible so emergency vehicles could get through.

The nearest car parks in the town are the following pay and display car parks:

  • the Canal & River Trust car park by the wharf (charges apply at all times)
  • the car park by the train station (charges apply until 4pm on Sundays)
  • the car park next to St Margaret’s Hall (charges apply until 4pm on Sundays)
  • the Bridge Street car park by the library (charges apply until 4pm on Sundays)

All 4 of these car parks are within 1 mile of Poulton Park.

There’s information about Wiltshire Council’s car parks in Bradford on Avon on their website.

A4 poster design for the Bradford on Avon fireworks display on Sunday 5 November from 5pm to 7pm