Taking Bonfire night up a notch, the Ally Pally fireworks display has been running for over 150 years and has a lot more than rockets and Catherine wheels on offer. With a lazer show, fireworks, a German bier festival and circus you’ll have a night you’ll be hard-pressed to forget. The event is so popular it’s running on two nights, with slightly earlier start times on the Saturday – park entry is open from 5pm Friday and 4pm Saturday. The bonfire will be lit at around 7pm/6pm (F/S) and is a great place to keep warm while you await the fireworks. The lazer show begins at 8.30pm/7.30pm (F/S)(S) with fireworks commencing half an hour later. Be sure to catch the circus performance by Cirque Bijou and the Bullzini Family which will be accompanied by a choir and illuminated dancers. The Family Area Festival Tent and Streatlife Village will both have music and food to enjoy as well as acitivities and music.
There are two that require additional tickets: the The German Bier festival and ice skating. The Bier festival begins at 5pm/4pm (F/S), with over 6000 revellers served by Bavarian waitresses and a host of musical entertainers taking to the stage including Take That and Queen tribute acts. Ice skating is available throughout the day with an ice disco in the evening – additional tickets can be added at the online checkout.
Tickets are available online and although early bird tickets are available for £8.50 they do sell out pretty early. A regular adult ticket costs £12.00, children between 11 and 15 are £9.50 and under 10s are a nominal £1.00. For families you can opt for the two-adults-two-children option or the one-adult-three-children option both costing £34.00. Disabled access tickets include an assistant ticket, disability parking and a special viewing spot and cost £12.00.