The East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and firework celebration will take place at the Forest Recreation Ground next Monday evening (5 November). The biggest free fireworks event in the city was attended by over 40,000 people last year and similar numbers are anticipated.

There is a whole evening of entertainment on offer. The event kicks off with the return of with the popular funfair. Attractions are provided by the Mellors Group. Gates open at 5.30pm. The children’s fireworks display starts at 7.15pm with the enormous bonfire being lit at 7.45pm.

The main fireworks display will take place at 9pm. There will be time to continue to enjoy the atmosphere until the site closes at 10.30pm.

Members of the public are asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers.

There is no parking on site (aside for Blue Badge holders) and people are asked not to bring their own sparklers or fireworks.

The event is easily accessible by bus or tram. Use the city council’s journey planner to find the best route at

NET tram’s £5 group ticket allows unlimited travel for one or two adults and up to three children from 4pm on weekdays.

On the Nottingham City Transport Bus Network, from 9.30am the Grouprider Together ticket covers up to five people (min 1 adult, max 2 adults) on every journey within the city that day.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Localities, said: “Nottingham City Council is proud to provide this incredibly popular free event to celebrate Bonfire Night.  What better way to mark the occasion than at the East Midlands’ biggest free display? We hope everyone has a brilliant, and most importantly very safe evening. We look forward to seeing the Forest Recreation ground full next week.”