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Bonfire events in Suffolk: 13 that will make Guy Fawkes Night great

PUBLISHED: 18:01 19 October 2017

Fireworks at Somerleyton Hall (c) Tim Parkinson, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Fireworks at Somerleyton Hall (c) Tim Parkinson, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Wherever you are across Suffolk fantastic fireworks or a crackling bonfire are just around the corner. We’ve rounded up 13 of the best events in the county for you to choose from

1. Bonfire & Fireworks at Museum of East Anglian Life – November 4

Starts: 6pm

Tickets: £5 adults and £3.50 children

Highlights: Unique location of the museum’s 75-acre site and chance to see many traction engines in steam

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2. Heveningham Hall Fireworks – November 4

Starts: 5pm

Tickets: Vehicle ticket (includes all in vehicle) is £30 on the gate or £8 for adults or £5 for 4-14 year olds

Highlights: Toploader playing live at the event

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3. Bury St Edmunds Abbey Gardens Charity Fireworks Spectacular – November 4

Starts: 5:30pm

Tickets: £5 adults and £3 for children

Highlights: Get to see the Abbey Gardens lit up by a variety of colours and also raise lots of money for the local community

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4. Sproughton Community Bonfire, Fireworks & BBQ – November 3

Starts: 7pm

Tickets: £5 for adults and £2 for kids. Parking is £1 (goes to the church fund)

Highlights: No frills event selling very reasonably priced BBQ food, attracted nearly 2,000 visitors last year!

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5. St John’s Primary School Ipswich PTA Fireworks Extravaganza – November 3

Starts: 6:15pm

Tickets: Advance tickets £4 for adults and £3 for kids. Available from local shops.

Highlights: Fairground rides and fireworks set to amazing music

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6. Hadleigh United FC Fireworks at the Millfield – November 3

Starts: 6.30pm

Tickets: On the gate adults £5 and kids £4

Highlights: Christmas fair followed by a 20-minute display

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7. Ipswich Fireworks Display at Christchurch Park – November 4

Starts: 6pm

Tickets: On the gate £8 adults and £6 children

Highlights: Musical display by ‘Alchemy Fireworks’, music of various genres and a fire performance troupe

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8. Framlingham Fireworks Spectacular – November 4

Starts: 6pm

Tickets: On the night £6 adults and £4 children

Highlights: display from Kimbolton Fireworks and an unprecedented amount of food from local sources

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9. Mendlesham Fireworks Display & Music – November 5

Starts: 6pm

Tickets: £4 adults and under-16s £2

Highlights: Hot food, glow sticks, great tunes and amazing fireworks

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10. Felixstowe Firework Spectacular at Felixstowe & Walton FC – November 5

Starts: 4:30pm

Tickets: advance tickets £6 adults and £3 for under-16s

Highlights: 10th annual spectacular with the ‘Night Fright’ aerial display team and music from the AbbaBabes.

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11. Aldeby Fireworks Spectacular – November 4

Starts: 5:30pm

Tickets: £6 adults, £4 children

Highlights: Promised to be bigger and better than ever before with a musically-themed display for all ages

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12. Rendlesham’s First Ever Fireworks Display at Jubilee Park – November 5

Starts: 3pm

Tickets: Free! Donations are welcome

Highlights: Food from the Wandering Grill and a fabulous funfair

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13. The Big Night Out at Long Melford Hall – November 10

Starts: 6pm

Tickets: on the gate £8 adults, £6 children

Highlights: stunning setting supported by a 30-minute display from ‘Pains Fireworks’

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