Five places to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the North East
With a gorgeous backdrop across the North East, Aberdeenshire provides the perfect spot to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in all its glowing glory. From towering bonfires to spectacular fireworks, we’ve put together our top places to snuggle up and take in all the action. Make sure you wrap up warm and get ready to settle in for the night.
Stonehaven Bonfire and Fireworks DisplayMineralwell Park, StonehavenSunday 06 November 20166pm onwards
Organised by the Stonehaven Roundtable, this gorgeous display features a massive bonfire and stunning fireworks in the gorgeous surrounding of Mineralwell Park.
The gates open at 6pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and the firework display beginning at 7pm.
Aberdeen BeachBeach BoulevardQueen’s LinksEsplanadeSaturday 05 November 20167pm onwardsWith around 12,000 visitors annually, the fireworks display on the beach is set to music and is one of the most thrilling displays in the city!
This year you can also see fire juggling performances and a charity firewalk, before compere John Mcruvie (from Original 106 FM) kicks off the 20 minute display at 7.30pm.
The best vantage points for the display are in the areas around the Beach Boulevard and along the Beach Esplanade.
BraemarMar Lodge EstateThursday 03 November 20166pm onwards
One of the most electrifying displays, the Mar Lodge estate display is completely free, with the option to donate and refreshments for sale on site.
Adding a touch of the traditional, attendees are encouraged to bring along their own ‘guy’ for the bonfire, with the winner being placed on top, ignited by a piped torch lit procession. Truly extravagant.
Banchory Fireworks DisplayKing George V Park 6:30pm onwards
Held on the traditional date of Saturday 5th November, the Banchory fireworks display, organised by the Banchory and District Round Table, is a great spot to take your family for a fun-filled evening. With a traditional bonfire, lit at 6:30pm, fireworks begin at 7pm. Manned by volunteers and supported by local businesses, this not for profit event will see any funds generated go to local charities and good causes.
You can also donate combustibles for the fire, with a team collecting wood throughout the Saturday. Collection must be arranged in advance.
Deeside Activity Park Bonfire NightDeeside Activity Park 5:30pm onwards
For those who love a barbeque, head to the Deeside Activity Park: a Cairnton Aberdeen Angus steak and burger BBQ will be provided between 6pm and 8:30pm.
The bonfire itself will be lit at 5:30pm, with the fireworks beginning at 6pm.
Of course, no matter what fireworks display you go to, make sure you wrap up warm and stay safe!