Explosive nights in Pocklington and surrounding villages

Fireworks at Pocklington's bonfire event last year.
Fireworks at Pocklington's bonfire event last year.

A spectacular musical fireworks display and bonfire will be held in Pocklington next month.

Pocklington Town Council has teamed up with Ardent Fireworks, on Pocklington Industrial Estate, which is working hard to create a stunning fireworks display accompanied by music, to be chosen by town councillor Peter Winterton.

The event, on 5 November, will take place on West Green and will feature children’s rides and food and hot drinks will be available. Gates open at 5pm, the bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm and the fireworks display will start at 6.30pm. Tickets on the gates cost £5 for adults, £3 for 14-17-year-olds and children under the age of 14 can enter for free. Pre-bought tickets cost £4 for adults, £2.50 for 14-17-year-olds and are available from Pocklington Town Council’s offices on George Street.

All the profits from the event will be donated to the mayor’s chosen charities - Pocklington uniformed groups and Pocklington Canal Amenity Society.

Other bonfires and firework displays will be held in Wilberfoss, Shiptonthorpe and Dunnington.

The event in Wilberfoss will be combined with Halloween and take place on 31 October. The evening will start with a free to enter family disco from 4pm-5.30pm at The Pavilion on Wilberfoss Playing Fields, off Storking Lane. The Pavilion will then close for 30 minutes and re-open at 6pm for the Bonfire event. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and there will be fireworks at 7.30pm. Prizes will be given for the best dressed for Halloween and entertainment will be provided later in the evening. A barbecue will be held and home-made cakes, candy floss, roast chestnuts will be available. Bonfire Night tickets cost £4 for adults, £2 for children.

Dunnington’s bonfire and fireworks display will take place at the Eastfield Showfield on 7 November. It will feature live music from ‘The Shots’.

Gates open at 4.45pm, the bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm, there will be quiet fireworks at 5.40pm and live music at 5.45pm. Then there will be more fireworks at 6.30pm and live music again at 6.45pm. Tickets cost £6 up to 31 October and £8 from 1 November. Entry is free for kids under the age of four. A family ticket costs £20 up to 31 October and £30 from 1 November. Tickets are available from www.dunningtonfayre.org.uk, D&Y Taylors Butchers and Dunnington Station House Day Nursery.

Seaton Ross Playing Fields Association will be holding their annual bonfire and fireworks display on 1 November at the playing fields at Seaton Ross. At 5.30pm, gates open and there will be a barbecue, the bonfire will be lit at 5.45pm, and there will be fireworks at 6.30pm. Tickets are available in advance from the village shop or on the gate. They cost £5 for adults in advance, £7 on the gate. Tickets are £3 for under 16’s in advance, £4 on the gate. A family ticket costs £16 in advance and £20 on the gate. Entry is free for children under the age of three.

In Shiptonthorpe, Langlands Garden Centre is gearing up for its bonfire and fireworks display on 1 November. During the evening, the Shiptonthorpe Ravens Steampunk Morris Dancers will be performing.

The event is ticket entry only and tickets will be available from the help desk at the centre. They cost £5 for adults, £3 for children and entry is free for children under the age of three.