Brilliant Bonfire Night firework displays in Cornwall

October 26th, 2016

As soon as Halloween is over, there is Bonfire Night to celebrate, and when staying at our luxury cottage accommodation in Cornwall, you can’t miss out on seeing a brilliant firework display over the November 5th weekend!

Cosy up in your woolly jumpers, and light up the sparklers and check out any of the family-friendly fireworks displays happening near our cottages:


The annual family-friendly bonfire and firework display is being held at Truro’s Tremorvah Playing Fields, in association with Truro City Council. Children can make their own Guy Fawkes which will be judged by Truro’s Mayor Rob Nolan. The event raises money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and Penhaligon’s Friends. Gates open at 5pm, with the bonfire being lit at 5.45pm and fireworks are to be set off an hour later at 6.45pm. Admission is £3 for adults, £1 for children over 4 and under 4’s are free.


Not far from our cottages and close to Truro, the riverside firework display on Friday 4th November is a fantastic event. Fireworks are set off from a pontoon in the middle of the river and the bright colours can be seen reflected in the river. The display begins at 6.30pm and there will be a hog roast from 5pm.


On Porth Beach at Newquay, you are sure to enjoy the spectacular fireworks which are organised by Mermaid Inn. Guaranteed to be a fun filled evening for all the family, be sure to wrap up and bring along some sparklers too. There will also be food available from the Mermaid Inn. The event starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm.


Heartlands, Pool, has become one of the best places in Cornwall to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in the last few years. Over 8,000 people travel to the heritage site every November and this year even bigger numbers are expected. Starting at 6pm, the event is free, but donations of £1 or £2 are welcome to help with costs of putting the fabulous display on. There will also be a variety of food and drink available, as well as some music before the fireworks start.

Photo by Magnus Johansson