Batheaston Bonfire Night is back!
The 23rd (Avonvale) Bath Scout Group has been running the Batheaston Bonfire night celebrations for the last 10 years and the event has grown significantly over that time.
The last two years have been challenging for the event but in true scouting style, the team found a way to keep it running. In 2020 we hosted fireworks from your fence event and in 2021 we put on a watch from home and the event, but had to restrict the numbers.
This year we are planning a big event for everyone – just like our original displays.
We have a spectacular show planned with a lantern glow, a massive bonfire, a professional fireworks display, a bar, and food.
The event is for the community and we look forward to bringing the community together once more for this traditional event.
Before we tell you more – a quick word from our sponsors….
Local Business Sponsors
The event brings together the residents and local businesses. We could not run this event without the support of the following amazing businesses and we urge you to visit their websites to learn more about the services they offer the local community.
Over the last two years, we have set up a crowdfunding page that has been very popular.
By donating rather than buying tickets you can give as much as you can afford and avoid the long queues at the gate!
To donate and request tickets follow the 2 step process:-
1) Go to the crowdfunder page and donate as much as you are able. Please make sure you include the gift aid options as this increases your donation by 25% – Enjoy the warm glow from donating to a charity that helps the young people in our villages grow in confidence and skills and progress to step 2.
2) Click here to request tickets – please use the same email address as your donation so we can match the request to the ticket. The system will send you email confirmation. 2 weeks before the event we will send you an email with your ticket number.
Turn up on the night with your ticket number and surname and skip the gate queues and go straight to the bar.
If we were to sell tickets at the gate this year then the prices would be as follows.
- Child £5
- Adult £10
- Family £25 (two adults and up to three children)
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Questions and Answers
What time does the Bonfire Start?
Gates will open at 6pm and the bonfire will be lit at around 6.10 – fireworks are generally lit at 7pm but this depends on whether people are still arriving as we will hold off firing until the gates are clear and closed.
Where is the Bonfire?
Exact location to be confirmed but it will be in Northend.
Is there food this year?
Is there parking?
No. We recommend that you take public transport or walk to the event. The nearest car park is in Batheaston High Street.
Will the fireworks be launched from the same site as last year?
No. The fireworks will be fired from the same field where the bonfire is being held. This is much lower down Solsbury Hill than the last two years.
What do you do to help pets and livestock?
This year’s display will include many smaller, quieter fireworks as we are able to hold the display closer to the audience. However, some of the bigger, higher fireworks will make a noise when they explode.
We work hard to ensure everyone is aware of our display and actively encourage people to come to the event rather than letting off fireworks from their own back garden at random times over the weeks before and after 5th November.
We try to liaise with all local livestock owners to ensure they are aware of the event and plan the firing location accordingly.
Although we are not able to comment on an individual’s situation we have had dog owners take their dogs for a drive during the 30 mins period the fireworks will happen.