Our top spots for firework nights across the South West
Frosty nights and sparklers by the sea
From mesmerising firework displays to crackling bonfires, the South West is brimming with glowing events to make your Bonfire Night a memorable one. With enticing seasonal availability at some of our much-loved holiday homes, it’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to an impromptu long weekend or short break away with friends.
We’ve compiled a few of our favourite spots for enjoying the magic:
South Cornwall: St Mawes Fireworks by Spectator Boat – 1st November
For a truly enchanting experience, St Mawes will be offering a unique opportunity to watch a firework display from the Cornish coast. Book tickets here and hop aboard the wooden ferry from Falmouth at 6pm before dropping anchor in the harbour for the most enviable spectator spot on offer.
Nestled in the heart of St Mawes, enjoy the rustic yet high-spec charm of Bass Cottage after returning from the firework display. The perfect base for warming frosty toes, cosy up by the wood burner after an evening spent soaking up the salty sea breeze in the Cornish outdoors.
Somerset: Bonfire Night at Oake Manor – 2nd November
Head to Oake Manor for a sparkly evening in the Somerset countryside. Spend your weekend with friends and family, as you feast on hog roast and hot chocolate for the ultimate winter warmer this November. Following glowing responses in recent years, Firestorm Pyrotechnics will return as the artistic masterminds behind the display, promising a night bursting with glimmering skies and extra special memories.
North Cornwall: WAX Watergate Bay Fireworks – 2nd November
Promising to deliver an even grander show than last year, WAX is hosting one of Newquay’s biggest firework displays to date. Experience a Saturday by the Cornish north coast for great food and even better fireworks. Witness the golden sands of Watergate Bay light up and fill with bright colours, with starry skies and dynamic waves as the most picturesque backdrop.
With Mawgan Porth just along the coast from Watergate Bay, Prennek House and Waters Edge are a matter of moments away from the main event. Return to one of our luxury holiday homes and relax on the terrace with a bottle of Cornish fizz, as you reminisce on the impressive display.
South Devon: Bonfire and Firework Party at Lupton House – 2nd November
Following a dramatic renovation of a former school, Lupton House is now a majestic manor. Throw on your woolly jumper, hat and gloves and ramble through the Italianate garden, with sprouting autumnal shrubbery and a water fountain for you to enjoy. Settle down by the barbeque with a sparkler and watch the fireworks commence at 6:15pm, as the children make the most out of the Halloween fancy dress and spooky disco.
With Blue Moorings about 30 minutes away by car, finish the night by sinking into the plush king size beds and listening to the peaceful sounds of boats bobbing along the harbour waters.
South East Cornwall: Port Eliot Fireworks and Bonfire Night – 5th November
Port Eliot House is hosting its third annual bonfire night this November, with The Fireworks Mining Co as the creative experts behind the magic. Meander around the infamous Grade 1 listed house, park and garden to the sounds of live music from Richard James. From 4pm onwards, dip into the action whenever you fancy, stopping off to see the bonfire and both firework displays, whilst of course grabbing a bite to eat at one of the food vendors, including hog roast, chilli and Thai food. With the quieter firework display for children taking place at 5:30pm and the livelier event at 8:30pm, Port Eliot caters to the entire family.
A short distance away sits the rural beauty of Cardinham Barns. With availability for the event, gather the whole family together and split them between Mill Barn, Callywith and The Snug, where a maximum of 14 guests can be spread between the neighbouring properties.
North Cornwall: St Agnes Bonfire Night at Driftwood Spars – 5th November
Wrap up and keep chilly fingers warm by treating yourself to a delicious and freshly brewed mulled wine at the St Agnes Bonfire Night. Feel your cheeks ablaze as you watch the fire performers in awe, lighting up the dark starry sky. With recent years delivering lively entertainment, rustic barbeque food and local fish and chips, let yourself be absorbed by the mid-week magic.
A mere 25 minute drive away, retreat to Crantock’s hidden gem, Trewhella. Steeped in rich heritage, it promises a tranquil escape brimming with walks across yellow sands and crunchy leaves.
Dorset: Poole Quay Firework Night – 5th November
For an autumnal mid-week delight, head to Poole Quay for the firework extravaganza. Explore the fun festivities on offer and dance to live music, feast on delicious food and enjoy family entertainment. Secure your spot quayside before the main event at 8pm, promising to be a firework grand finale as vibrant and lively as ever.
Within driving distance, venture out to Poole Quay before returning to luxurious Kirrin for a cosy night in. Retreat to one of the sumptuous sofas before exploring Dorset’s hidden gems the following day.
Fill your escape to the South West with beautiful firework displays this November. To discover more, call our friendly team on 01208 895570 or browse all properties here.