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….
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The Honey Hut
The Honey Hut will be at the event selling their wonderful cakes. Visit them on the night or find them in Green Park Station.
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!
Online Ticket Requests are Now Closed
Tickets can be purchased for Cash or by Card at the entrance to the venue.
If you are not attending but would still like to donate, then please 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%
Turn up on the night with your ticket number and surname and skip the gate queues and go straight to the bar.
All tickets have been emailed out. If you do not have yours then please check your email spam folders. If you still cannot find it then please bring your Crowdfunder donation email with you as proof of donation.
Gate ticket prices are as follows.
- Child £5
- Adult £10
- Family £25 (two adults and up to three children)
- Youth Group members in uniform FREE
Questions and Answers
When is it?
Saturday 5th November 2022
What time does the Bonfire Start?
Gates will open at 6 pm and the bonfire will be lit at around 6.10 – fireworks are generally lit at 7 pm but this depends on whether people are still arriving as we will hold off firing until the gates are clear and closed.
When will the ticket donations close?
You will be able to request tickets up to midnight on Friday 4th November. After this time you will still be able to donate (if not attending) but will have to buy tickets on the gate at the above prices,
When do I get my tickets?
All tickets requested have been emailed out. If you do not have your tickets please check your spam folder (especially if you are using Hotmail)
If you don’t get your tickets, please bring the emails that you got from the donating site and the request form as proof of request for the gate staff.
Where is the Bonfire?
The entrance to the bonfire field is about 100 yards past Northend Church (if walking away from School Lane)
Is there food this year?
Yes – there will be locally produced Hot Dogs and cakes from the Honey Hut
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 and further up the valley than the last two years. The fireworks are being fired from the same field as the event and will contain smaller fireworks than previous years (as they are closer). Best viewing of the fireworks will be from the event field.
Will there a Guy on the top of the fire?
Are the fireworks silent?
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.