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.
Important: There is no Parking in Northend Village. It is a small road and will gridlock if people try to drive directly to the venue. We will have event marshalls on the main road to stop non residents from drive up the Batch. If you are coming from a distance please park in one of the two Car Parks in Batheaston or along the London Road. The venue is a 5 minute walk from these locations.
Before we tell you more – a quick word from our sponsors….
Thank you to our wonderful local supporters this year. They have supported us and we ask that you support them in return. Shop Local – Support Local Businesses
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Over the last three 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!
Advanced ticket sales are now closed but you can still donate if you have enjoyed the show. All ticket Emails have been sent so please check your spam folder if you have not seen them. If you have any concerns about missing ticket emails please bring your proof of donation from CrowdFunder with you.
Turn up on the night with your ticket number and surname and skip the gate queues and go straight to the bar.
If you have not got tickets before the event they can be purchased on the gate – 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 4th November 2023
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 3rd 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 will be emailed out a week before the event. If you do not have your ticket request receipt 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 venue can be found just past the church on the left-hand side (as you walk away from school lane). We love What 3 Words in scouts so you can use https://w3w.co/draw.garden.
Is there food this year?
Yes – there will be locally produced Hot Dogs
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 there be 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.