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What to do for Bonfire night in Cardiff.

As Cardiff being the capitol of Wales and with a lot of other places nearby there are a lot of options for everyone on Bonfire night.

If you don’t want to travel far then the obvious choice is Sparks in the Park.

Sparks in the Park is situated in Coopers Field, Bute Park (behind the castle). This event is ticket only, and you will not be able to buy tickets on the door. Tickets are available from here. This event has over 200,000 fireworks and most of them reach 2,000ft.

Doors open at 16:30
Children’s displays starts at 17:45
Bonfire starts at 6:15
Main firework displays starts at 19:00 and last around 25/30 minutes.

I would get to the location a little earlier then you were planning as there is a rugby match is the Millennium Stadium which kicks off at 14:30 and 74,000 people are expected to be there so as you can imagine it will be very, very busy!

There are 3 entrances to the park, the one’s situated towards town centre will be the busiest but the entrance between the tennis club and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama be the quietest one so I would recommend using that one.

Only guide dogs are allowed and you can’t take your own sparklers for health and safety reasons. There are also food stalls, alcohol stalls, and also rides and attractions to keep the children occupied.

Obviously if you don’t want to travel into the city centre there are a few more displays that are happening all over Cardiff on the Saturday and Sunday.

Whitchurch Fire station displays starts 19:00.
Grangetown Community Fireworks in St Paul’s Church starts 19:00.
£3 for children and £4 for adults (includes hot dog/burger).
Caerphilly Castle displays stars at 19:00.
Free entry but there is a charity collection for Caerphilly Lions & Wales Air Ambulance.

Although there are displays shows happening all over Cardiff there are also spots where you can view and see lots of fireworks going off all over. First one, Cardiff Bay Barrage. Go past the skate park and you can view the ones in Penarth too.
The other spot is Caerphilly Mountain. Although you will probably have to drive to this location, it’s a great place to view all the fireworks going off all over Cardiff and you can even take your own. (Make sure you clean up after yourself when you’re done.)

 Amy xo

Dislaimer, photo from Flickr

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