This Is Where To See The Best Bonfire Night Show In Manchester

Prepare the "oohs and aahs" and get wrapped up in our pick of the best Manchester has to offer

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Remember remember the fifth of November

Dig out the hat and gloves and lay aside worries of finding somewhere to keep the kids entertained on Bonfire Night. We've done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the best displays the city has to offer...

1. Etihad Stadium

Just on the outskirts of the city centre, the City stadium is easy to drive to with plenty of parking, and only ten minutes via tram from the city centre.

It's one of the better options if you don't own a pair of wellies - there's a funfair for kids and nostalgic adults too.

Times: Funfair 5pm / Fireworks 7:30pm 
Price: Free 
When: 31st October 
Where: Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF

2. The Horse and Jockey pub, Chorlton 

Famous for their terrific displays, The Horse and Jockey is easily accessible again by tram. Catering for both kids and adults, they offer an early display for the little ones and a late-night show for adults and revellers who want to stay and have a drink at the outside bar... there's a BBQ as well.

Times: Kids display 7pm / Adults display 9pm / Outdoor bar and bbq all night!
When: Saturday 5th November
Where: Horse and Jockey, 9 Chorlton Green, Chorlton, M21 9HS

3. Heaton Park 

Journey just 15 minutes by tram out of the city centre and you arrive at one of the most scenic locations in Greater Manchester. A wonderful setting for one of the largest and most impressive displays in the region.

Again there will be a funfair starting early on for those that want to make a full evening of it.

Times: Funfair 5pm / Bonfire 7:30pm followed by fireworks
Price: Free
When: 5th November
Where: Heaton Park, Middleton road, Higher Blackley, M25 2SW

4. City Airport Eccles 

A tad further out than the rest, but there's plenty of parking nearby (especially with the Salford Reds rugby stadium being across the road.) 

It's the only display you'll have to pay for on this list, however for a fiver there are not only fireworks but also 'Pinked Floyd' a 7-piece tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time.

Times: Gates 5pm / Fireworks around 7pm / Music straight after fireworks
Price: Adults £5 / Kids (5-15) £3.50 / Under 5 free / Family ticket (2 adults & 2 kids) £15
When: 30th October
Where: Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Salford, M30 7SA

5. Intu Trafford Centre 

Easy to get to via bus and with more parking than is ever needed - the Trafford Centre attracts hundreds to its extravaganza every year. 

Get down early for a spot of shopping and a bite to eat beforehand, then wrap up warm to witness the spectacular explosions choreographed to an extravaganza of a musical soundtrack.

Times: Display starts 6pm
Price: Free
When: 6th November
Where: Intu Trafford Centre, Barton Square, M17 8AA

6. Oldham Edge 

Another display a shirt tram ride away, or if you fancy driving all council-owned car parks will be free to use after 3pm.

With food stalls, a funfair, bonfire and a fire dance performance by Flame Oz all before a big firework finale there'll be plenty going on.

Times: Site opens 5pm / Stage show 6pm with firework finale
Price: Free
When: 6th November
Where: Oldham Edge, off Henshaw Street, Oldham, OL1 3EN

7. Buille Hill Park 

Located just outside of the city centre through Salford, the Buille Hill Park display has been going on for years and even has a fairground in case you want to stick around after the fireworks have finished. 

Times: Funfair 6pm / Bonfire 7pm / Fireworks 7:30pm
Price: Free
When: 5th November
Where: Buille Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford, M6 8GL

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