It’s bonfire and firework season, a time to gaze in awe as colourful bursts light up the sky in and around Exeter. Round up the family and friends as here’s our guide on where to catch all the explosive action…

Woodbury Park – Friday 27th October

Make it a night to remember and head to Woodbury Park for an enchanting evening filled with entertainment for all the family. From a bouncy castle to glitter face painting, the fireworks display promises to be an unforgettable night.

Stuart Line Firework Cruise – Friday 3rd November

Enjoy the bonfire night celebrations from a different perspective with Stuart Line Cruises. Offering an uninterrupted view of the shoreline you’ll get to marvel at all the colourful displays from the comfort of the heated lower deck or blanket on the open upper deck. You can even enjoy a drink and pasty (pre-order) as you watch the fireworks.

Winslade Manor - Friday 3rd November

Winslade Manor have pulled out all the stops to create an incredible, family friendly night of fireworks as the skies will be lit up to an amazing soundtrack of ‘A night at the movies’. That’s not all though as live music, DJ’s, bars and fantastic food will leave you with great memories.

Exminster Scouts Fireworks Extravaganza – Friday 3rd November

Raising funds for the Exminster Scouts Group, their annual fireworks display at Deeply Park is sure to go off with a bang. Food and drink will be on offer for this popular community event.

Topsham Rugby Club – Friday 3rd November

Expect an award winning firework display over Topsham as last year's British Champions, Sonic Fireworks, will be lighting up the sky from the rugby ground. Don't miss out on picking up an early bird ticket and make a night of it with a bar and BBQ on site.

Westpoint Exeter - Saturday 4th November

Exeter Round Table presents the 40th anniversary charity fireworks extravaganza - a spectacular pyrotechnical display from the 2022 British Fireworks Champions and synchronised to the music from the Greatest Showman. All the fun of the fair, including food and drink outlets, this family friendly event is one everyone should experience at least once. Make sure you book in advance though as it's usually a sell out.

Ottery St Mary Fireworks & Tar Barrels – Saturday 4th November

If you’re one for tradition then Ottery’s St Mary’s Tar Barrels and Fireworks is right up your fiery street. Full-sized lit tar barrels are carried through the town in a procession to the bonfire, where fireworks follow. A real spectacle that’s unlike anywhere else and has to be seen to be believed. Just don’t wear your best clothes!

(Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash)


Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club
Woodbury Park Hotel reception

Nestled in 350 acres of glorious Devon countryside, sits Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club. A rural haven close to the heart of Exeter.

Stuart Line Cruises
Boat Trip
Geology Day Trip

A family owned passenger boat business operating from Exmouth. With sailings along the East & South Devon coastline & River Exe. A large variety of trips available from scenic river cruises to all day excursions. Operating all year round.

Winslade Manor
Fine dining at Winslade Manor

Winslade Manor Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new lifestyle destination for Exeter and the south west. Chef Director Matt Mason uses the best local ingredients in menus to suit every taste and occasion. We’re excited to welcome you as our guests.

Ice cream in Topsham

A fascinating and quaint historic estuary port, Topsham has some fine architecture. There are Dutch traders’ houses and fine examples of buildings from Georgian and Edwardian times.

Westpoint Exeter
Exhibition Centre
Aerial view of Westpoint, Exeter

Westpoint Arena is Exeter's biggest venue for large scale spectacular shows such as ice shows, equestrian events, trade shows and exhibitions. It's also a popular concert venue.

Ottery St Mary - Tar Barrels
Tar Barrels at Ottery St Mary

The World Famous Tar Barrel carrying and Bonfire – Every year, for reasons lost in antiquity, the Flaming Tar Barrels are carried through the streets of Ottery St Mary to the delight of thousands of townsfolk and visitors.



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