Bonfire Night is just around the corner, so Refused Car Finance have made it extra easy to plan what you’re doing! Looking forward to seeing some of the best firework displays within the North East? Check out our handy list below on all the best events across Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, County Durham and Sunderland.


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Newcastle Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza
Gosforth RFC (Broadway West Playing Fields, Gosforth, NE3 2NH)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Cost: £4 adults and £2 for children. A small booking fee will be added when you book online or tickets are available on the night at the entrance.

One of the biggest and longest running fireworks displays is the Newcastle Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza! This event is particularly popular in the Newcastle area as all profits go to charities and good causes. It has been recommended that any visitors use the Metro stations where possible as there will be no parking on the evening.

Bonfire and Fireworks Display
Novos RFC (Sutherland Park, Benton, Newcastle, NE7 7SY)

Date: Monday 5th November 2018
Time: Starts at 7:00pm
Cost: £5 adults and £3 for children (under 16s). Call 0191 266 1247 to book.

Novos RCF is again hosting a bonfire and fireworks display this year. The event supports The Chronicles Sunshine Fund Charity which helps children with disabilities throughout the North East. Food and drink can be bought on the evening and car parking will be available at £15 per car within the grounds.

Fireworks Spectacular/Race Night
Newcastle Racecourse (High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: Fireworks display are expected an hour after last race (approx. 8:00pm)
Cost: £15 when booking online and children £5. See the Newcastle racecourse website for more information and full price list.

Newcastle Racecourse are bringing you an afternoon/evening of racing, fireworks and entertainment! Hosted by Heart Breakfasts Justin and Kelly, the evening will be a family friendly event with music, games, fireworks and funfair rides. There is a limited number of free parking and free shuttle buses from local Metro stations (Four Lane Ends and Regent Centre).


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Saltwell Park Firework Display
Gateshead Firework Display (Saltwell Park, E Park Rd, Gateshead, NE9 5AX)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Cost: £3 wristband or ticket purchased in advance. Buy online now or purchase from many locations across Newcastle and Gateshead.

The Saltwell Park firework display is back for another year! It is one of the biggest displays in the region and has promised to be even bigger this year. With a large firework display, funfair, prizes to be won and live music, it is set to be one of the best yet!

Bonfire & Fireworks Extravaganza
Blaydon Rugby Football Club (Crow Trees Ground, Hexham Rd, Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE16 3BN)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 5:00pm until late
Cost: £6 adults, £3 under 16s and free for under 3s

Guests are invited to enjoy the William Clark Funfair, in house music, bonfire and firework display.

Firework Display
Gateshead Rugby Club (Eastwood Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 5UB)

Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Time: 4:30pm and gates open at 5:30pm
Cost: Advanced tickets £2.50 and under 5s go free. Tickets are available from the Rugby Club. Spare tickets will be available to buy on the night for £3.

The annual firework display will also include a fire girls and fire dance performance before the main fireworks display this year. Limited free parking is available at the Dryden Centre on Evistones Road.

North Tyneside

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Firework Extravaganza
Segedunum Roman Fort (Buddle Street, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 6HR)

Date: Thursday 1st November 2018
Time: Entry from 4:00pm and firework display starts at 6:00pm
Cost: Free entry. Donations are welcome.

One of the first displays in the region, the Roman Fort promises a fireworks Extravaganza. It’s fun for all the family with activities for all ages and the museum will be open to visit from 4:30pm. Please note that the site car park will also be closed on the evening.

Bonfire and Fireworks Night
Tynemouth Cricket Club (Percy Park, North Shields, NE30 2BE)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: 5:00pm doors open and 7:00pm display starts
Cost: Adults £5 and under 16s £2.50.

This event will feature a licensed bar, fairground attractions, refreshments and live music!

Annual Fireworks Fun Night
Blue Flames Sporting Club (Whitley Park, Whitley Road, NE12 9SF)

Date: Monday 5th November 2018
Time: 5:00pm doors open and 7:00pm display starts
Cost: Adults £4.50 and children £3.50 which can be bought from Blue Flames Reception.

Blue Flames leisure Centre will be hosting its annual firework display again this year! The event includes, a fun fair, bouncy castles, inflatable slides, festival stalls, hot food, confectionary and cafes/bars.

North Tyneside Fireworks Display
The Links (Whitley Bay, NE26 1TQ)

Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Time: 6:00pm doors open and 7:00pm display starts
Cost: Free

The event attracts thousands of people each year, with a spectacular firework display overlooking the North Sea at Whitley Bay. As expected traffic in the area will be bad and also note that in the event of bad weather, the display will be rescheduled to the night after.

South Tyneside

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Firework Display
Ocean Beach Pleasure Park (South Shields, NE33 2LD)

Date: Sunday 11th November 2018
Time: From 5:00pm and fireworks from 5:45pm
Cost: Free

The annual firework display in South Shields will be slightly later in the year this year and will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The night will include a large firework display, live music and live performances.


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Bonfire Night Celebration
Hexham Round Table, Sele Park, Hexham

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: From 6:30pm and fireworks from 7:00pm
Cost: Free entry and donations welcome to the Round Table’s charitable activities.

One of the biggest events in the region, with over 12,000 people attending in previous years. The event raises money for local charities and community organisations.

Alnwick Round Table Bonfire and Firework Display
Alnwick Rugby Club (Greensfield Avenue, Alnwick, NE66 1BE)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: From 6:30pm
Cost: Adults £5, Under 16s £3 and under 4’s go free

There will be a funfair, bonfire, firework display and hot food stalls and refreshments! Parking will be available at Willowburn Sports Centre.

County Durham 

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Firework Festival
Oakey Park (Stanley, DH9 8AW)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: From 5:00pm
Cost: Free

The Stanley Council Firework Festival is back again this year with a ‘girl group’ vs ‘boy band’ themed night! There will be a whole load of family friendly entertainment including live music, face painting, fancy dress competition and much more! There will also be a bar that serves alcoholic beverages and food and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Riverside Fireworks
Riverside Park (Chester-le-street, Durham, DH3 3S)

Date: Sunday 4th November 2018
Time: From 4:30pm
Cost: £5 and under 6s go free.

The firework displayed will be accompanied by a ‘musical extravaganza’ featuring songs from the musical hit The Greatest Showman and also live music will be provided on the night. There will also be a fun fair, food, refreshments, a fully licensed bar and a kids fancy dress competition.

St Cuthbert’s Hospice Fireworks Spectacular
Framwellgate School (Durham, DH1 5BQ)

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018
Time: From 6:00pm
Cost: Adults £5, 15 and under £3, 2 and under free

This year’s public firework display will be hosted by Smooth radio and will include fairground rides, raffle prizes to be won and hot food.

Fireworks Spectacular
Seaham Seafront (Seaham, County Durham, SR7 7HN)

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: Free

A fireworks spectacular at Seaham seafront with fairground rides, fire dancers, food & drink and craft stalls.

Rainton Meadows Fireworks Spectacular
Rainton Meadows Arena (Mercantile Road, Houghton-le-spring, DH4 5PH)

Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Time: From 5:00pm
Cost: £4 per person

One of the latest events in the year is the Rainton Meadows Fireworks Spectacular. It has a ‘night at the movies’ theme which will feature hits from famous musicals such as Mamma Mia and The Greatest Showman. There will also be fairground rides and catering vans.


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Fireworks Spectacular
Roker/Seaburn Seafront, Sunderland

Date: Monday 5th November 2018
Time: From 5:00pm
Cost: Free

Sunderland will be hosting a free fireworks spectacular to celebrate the last night of the Sunderland Illuminations and the Festival of Light.