Below is a list of things that you might like to know with regards to the firework display on the 5th of November at Canford Park.
Q. Where do I get tickets?
A. Tickets can be purchased in advance:
St Peter's Hospice Shops in the Westbury-on-Trym area: Canford Lane, Westbury Hill, Stoke Lane and Henleaze Road
Local school (if your child attends)
Or simply take a chance and just turn up on the night and pay (subject to spaces).
Q. What time is the firework display?
A. The gates open to get in at 6:00pm and the display will begin at 7:00pm. Remember to arrive early to get a decent viewing spot.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. Tickets are £5 (under 3s free) whether purchased in advance online, from a St Peters Hospice Shop, a local school or on the night. BUT buying in advance is the way to go. It might be the best display around but it’s not a huge capacity site – an advance ticket guarantees you entry.
Q. Who gets the profits?
A. Local schools, St Peter’s Hospice and The Lord Mayor’s Children's Appeal, as well as both Bristol Round Table’s and The Rotary Club of Clifton’s charities. We therefore leave the option for our clubs to also support other local charities and appeals. The organisers and other volunteers give their time and skills freely for charity and don’t profit by even a penny.
Q. Can we bring our own fireworks?
A. No. Give them up at the gate. Bringing and setting off your own fireworks and sparklers is dangerous and NOT allowed. We don’t want you hurting yourselves - or others. Anyone caught in possession of them will be escorted off site immediately - with no ticket price refund.
Q. Can we bring alcoholic drinks?
A. No. Give them up at the gate. Bringing in alcohol is not a good idea in a crowd and is strictly forbidden and anyone caught in possession of it will be escorted off site immediately- with no ticket price refund.
Q. Will you be providing entertainment?
A. Just as previous events held, we will have a fantastic band to entertain the crowds before the firework display.
Q. Do you have disabled parking?
A. No, there is no reserved or disabled parking facility. We are recommending that people walk or take public transport as we are promoting this as a local event. However, once you are at the gate, access is flat and we will make sure wheelchair bound spectators have a good view. Just ask a marshal.
Q. Can I buy food and drink?
A. Yes, we have a number of excellent official food and non-alcoholic drink stalls that can be found once you are in Canford Lane just outside the park on the night where the road is closed off. We advise against anyone from buying any items from street vendors outside the site area as they will not be official food and drink sales staff and we cannot be responsible for any high prices or low health foods and poor quality products.
Q. Will you be selling glow sticks etc?
A. Yes, we have a high quality supplier, so buy from us at a reasonable price once you are inside the site. Any street vendor selling glow sticks etc. outside Canford Park will not be official and we advise against buying such items as we cannot be responsible for any high prices or guarantee the safety, standards or quality of those products.
Q. How long do the fireworks last?
A. The fireworks go on until we run out of matches. No really, the firework display will be of even higher impact (as it were) value than last year and will last around eighteen to twenty minutes and will be carried out by a prize-winning professional pyrotechnic company.
Q. Who are you putting this spectacular firework fiesta on for?
A. The display is for anyone but especially those living in the local area and Bristol generally (although many others are attracted from further away) and so the proceeds will be going strictly to charitable groups in the local Bristol area.
Q. Will you have any funfair stalls and rides?
A. We will NOT have any such stalls or rides as our objective is to keep this event as simple as possible – and cheaper for parents with funfair-loving children!
Q. Will you have a bonfire?
A. No, it will pure and simply be a spectacular firework display only.
Q. In what circumstances could the event be cancelled?
A. Canford Park is reasonably sheltered and so the weather conditions would have to be fairly serious for the committee to cancel the event.
Q. Will there be an area designated for lost children
A. Yes there will be an area designated for directing any lost children and this will be The Pavilion which as you look at the fireworks is adjacent to the tennis courts. Please inform your children that if they ever become lost they will need to find someone with a fluorescent yellow jacket who will direct them to The Pavilion.