Fireworks night is fast approaching and with the news that our old favourite at Pype Hayes park has been cancelled, you may be wondering where you can go to catch a great display, toasty bonfire – or both at the same time.
So, we've rounded up 11 alternatives in and around Birmingham for you to check out:
Saturday October 31-Sunday November 1
Drayton Manor Fireworks Spectacular
Drayton Manor is holding a huge display as part of the park's 65th anniversary celebrations. Taking place on Friday October 30, Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1, the displays have a 'War of the Worlds' theme, set to the epic soundtrack. Plus, selected rides will be available until 9pm.
Drayton Manor Fireworks Spectacular. Last admission 6pm. Drayton Manor, Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW. Adults £36, kids 4-11 £27, kids 2-3 £5, under 2s free. More details here.
Thursday November 5
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No Bangs Bonfire Night
If you have little ones (or your own sensitive ears), the No Bangs Bonfire Night is a traditional bonfire party at Avoncroft Museum. Here you can meet Guy Fawkes, listen to live music and tuck into hot food. The ticket price includes a cup of hot chocolate, too.
No Bangs Bonfire Night. Gates open 6.30pm, bonfire lit 7pm. Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR. Tickets £4, members £2. More details here.
One of the biggest firework displays in Birmingham, visitors will be able to watch the show from the comfort of Edgbaston Stadium's South Stand. The evening will also include family entertainment around the stadium, such as a funfair and face painters.
Edgbaston Fireworks. Gates open 5pm, display 7pm. Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7QU. Tickets £8 adult, under 16 £3 (£10/£5 on the gate). More details here.
The Vale Fireworks
The Vale Fireworks are hosted by the University of Birmingham's Guild of Students. Along with a free fireworks display, there'll also be funfair rides and other entertainment that are open to all.
The Vale Fireworks. Funfair starts 7pm, fireworks from 9pm. The Vale Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SZ. Free event. More details here.
Sutton Coldfield RFC Bonfire Night
Not just great for the community for great for the club, too, as the event helps provide 50% of the club's income. So, all the more reasons to enjoy the bonfire and the show.
Sutton Coldfield RFC Bonfire Night. Fire lit 6.15pm, display 7.30pm. Roger Smoldon Ground, 160 Walmley Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 2QA. Tickets £5. More details here.
Saturday November 7
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Moseley Round Table Charity Firework Display
Organised by Moseley Round Table and helping to raise money for local charities, this display at West Midlands Transport Club in Kings Heath will feature food stalls, funfair and the all important licensed bar.
Moseley Round Table Charity Firework Display. Gates open 5pm, display 7pm. At West Midlands Transport Club, Wheelers Lane, Kings Heath, B13 0ST. Tickets £5 adult, £3 kids. Find more details here.
Moseley Fireworks and Bonfire
Organised by Moseley Tennis Club and Moseley C of E Primary School, this fireworks and bonfire event is a destination where there'll be a licensed bar, hot and cold drinks, food, entertainment for the children and a live band, too.
Traditional Bonfire Celebration. Gates 5pm, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm. Moseley C of E Primary School, Oxford Road, Birmingham, B13 9EH. Adults £6, kids £3. More details here.
Four Oaks Saints CCC Bonfire and Fireworks
Hosting not one but two separate fireworks displays, this event at Four Oaks Saints Cricket Club in Sutton Coldfield will have a funfair for the kids, along with food and drink available.
Four Oaks Saints CCC Bonfire and Fireworks. Gates open 6pm, fireworks 7.30pm and 8.15pm. Clarence Road, Four Oaks, Warwickshire, B74 4LT. Tickets £7 adult, kids £4, under 5s free. Find more details here.
Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display
Like other Round Table event, this fireworks display at Tudor Grange Park help to raise money for local charities. So, while the event is free, you know that making a donation will go to good causes. This family orientated event will have entertainment to suit all ages.
Solihull Round Table Fireworks Display. Gates open 5.30pm, display starts 6.30pm. Tudor Grange Park, Solihull, B91 3LU. Free event. More details here.
West Midlands Safari Park Firework Festival
Taking place on both Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, this event promises a spectacular fireworks display and bonfire, along with late night rides and themed music. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the Land of the Living Dinosaurs, SeaQuarium and more. When you get hungry there'll be a hog roast bar, as well as a disco in Tree Tops pavilion.
West Midlands Safari Park Firework Festival. Gates open 2pm/1pm (Sun), bonfire lit 6.30pm/5.30pm (Sun), fireworks 7.15pm/6.15pm (Sun). West Midland Safari Park. Bewdley, Worcs, DY12 1LF. Tickets £12.99 adult, £11.99 kids. Find more details here.
Superheroes: The Sequel Fireworks & Music Spectacular
Billed as 'the largest local authority firework display in the country', the Superheroes: The Sequel firework and music spectacular could well be worth the journey to Himley Hall. Along with the themed display you'll find Dudley's largest funfair, a bonfire and seasonal refreshments.
Himley Hall Bonfire and Fireworks. Gates open 4.30pm, bonfire lit 7.45pm, fireworks 8.15pm. Adults £9, kids £4.50, under 5s free. Himley Park, Himley, Dudley, DY3 4DF. Find more details here.
As we head towards the festive season don't forget you'll be able to go ice skating in Centenary Square soon, too.