With Bonfire Night falling slap bang in the middle of the week this year, organisers of fireworks displays have opted to light up the sky a little earlier than usual.
First up is the display at Hemel Hempstead’s Cavendish School on Friday night – gates open at 6.30pm and the display begins at 7.30pm.
A family ticket for two adults and three children is £15, adults pay a fiver and under-16s £3, with tots under two getting a free pass. You can pay on the door but there’s no parking available at the Warners End Road school.
Saturday night will see the sky above both Berkhamsted and Tring transformed.
In Berkhamsted, gates open at the Berkhamsted Cricket club venue at 5pm and there will be a barbecue, bar, music and a teacup ride.
Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for children at the event – or £1 cheaper in advance. Under-fives get in free.
Food and drink is 20 per cent cheaper before 6.30pm and fireworks start at 6.45pm.
Tickets can be bought from organisers the Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne and from Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Berkhamsted Raiders and the town’s schools. Profits go to Dacorum charities.
In Tring the annual Tring Park Cricket Club event has been rebranded as a Festival Of Fire with TV personality Lisa Faulkner the special guest. Gates open at 5pm and entertainment includes music, food and a beer tent.
A parade of guys created by schoolchildren and local groups will be followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm, and the display itself will be set to music for the first time. On the gate tickets will be priced for families at £16, adults £6 and children under 16 at £4. Under five year olds have free entry.
But if you miss this weekend’s displays, in Leverstock Green they’re keeping their powder dry until Saturday, November 8.