The East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and firework celebration took place at the Forest Recreation Ground on 5 November.

The ‘biggest free fireworks event in the city’ was attended by over 40,000 people last year and similar numbers are expected from this year’s event.


The event kicked off with the return of the popular funfair, with attractions provided by the Mellors Group. Gates for the main event are set to open at 5.30pm, with the children’s fireworks display starting at 7.15 and the bonfire being lit at 7.45pm. The main fireworks display will begin at 9pm.

In the interest of attendee’s safety, members of the public are asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers.

The Bonfire Night Bonanza at Homemade Café on Forest Recreation Ground is available for those looking for a different way of seeing the display. The local café is throwing an exclusive Bonfire Night Party in collaboration with Nottingham Street Food, meaning those visiting will be able to enjoy their food whilst watching the fireworks.

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, councillor Dave Trimble, said: “What better way to mark Bonfire Night than visiting the East Midlands’ biggest free display? Nottingham City Council is proud to provide this incredibly popular free event and celebration in one of our best loved parks. We hope everyone has a brilliant, and most importantly very safe evening and look forward to seeing everybody enjoying themselves at the Forest Recreation ground.”