Firework fun in Hertfordshire 2012

Cassiobury Park Firework Display is a legendary mix of dazzling lights, local musical talent and heart-warming fun

Firework fun in Hertfordshire 2012

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WATFORD AND DISTRICT

NOVEMBER 2
Abbots Langley Firework Display

Manor House Playing Fields, Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley. The event is organised by the Lions Club of Watford and supported by Abbots Langley Parish Council. Grounds open 6.30pm and there will be music and rides for children. Firework display at 7.30pm. Food will be available from the burger stall and the Manor House bar will be open for the sale of drinks.
Details: 01923 265139

Kings Langley Football Club Firework Display
Kings Langley Football Club, Gaywood Park, Kings Langley. Bar, hot food and drinks. Bonfire 7pm, fireworks 8.30pm. Family ticket £10 (two adults and two children).
Details: 07976 692801

St Josephs RC Primary School Association Firework Display
Ainsdale Road, South Oxhey, Watford. Gates open 6pm. Display at 7pm.
Details: 020 8428 5371

NOVEMBER 3
Cassiobury Park Firework Display
Cassiobury Park, Watford. The town lights up with not one but two firework displays - one for children and then a main, spectacular event for everyone. The event is from 6pm. Watford South Scouts are building the bonfire this year to keep you warm, and there are some fantastic entertainers to keep you dancing. Bands performing on the night include Wayward Daughter, Robert Finley, The Nameless Three, Alaska Campus and Late Daybreakers. Watford Lions Club will be collecting for charity on the night. Anyone coming by car is advised to park in the town centre car parks at Gade, The Avenue, Charter, Church, Kings or Queens and walk to the park. The Fullerians Rugby Club will be providing a car park on the night at their site in Coningesby Drive at a charge of £5 per car.
www.watford.gov.uk/fireworks

Aldenham Social Club Firework Display
Church Lane, off of Aldenham Road. Firework Display and Disco. 8pm. 
Details: 01923 856769

Berkhamsted Fireworks Party
Berkhamsted Sports and Social Club (Berkhamsted Cricket Club), Kitcheners Field, Castle Hill, Berkhamsted. All weather display, children's rides, BBQ, bar, sideshows and guest DJ. Gates open at 5pm, fireworks at 6.45pm. Sing along with all of the anthems including the six Nations, the Champions League, Queen's Jubilee and of course the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tickets cost £6 adults, and £4 child on the night, children under four free.
Details: www.berkhamstedfireworks.co.uk/

Sacred Heart Fireworks Display
Merryhill Road, Bushey. The School Association Fireworks Display. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the display will start at 7.30pm. Tickets in advance cost £3.50 adults and £2 children. Details: 01923 493040, email: admin@sacredheart682.herts.sch.uk

Sarratt Fireworks Display
King George V Playing Fields. Gates open at 6pm, display at 7.30pm. In the car park there will be stalls, all run by local clubs and organisations, offering various warming food, hot/cold beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and fun entertainments. Tickets to Sarratt residents prior to the event in the village shop only £1.50 per adult and £1p per child. Gate price £3 per adult and £2 per child.
Details: 01923 262025

Camelot Fireworks Extravaganza
Hemel Hempstead (Camelot) Rugby Club, Chaulden Lane, Hemel Hempstead. There will be an introduction to various types of fireworks commencing at 6pm followed by the full show at 6.30pm. There will be food and drink available to buy and glow sticks for the kids. Tickets available from behind the bar. Single ticket: £5, family ticket: £15 (two adults and up to three children).
Details: 01442 230353,  www.camelotrugby.co.uk

NOVEMBER 4
Bushey Met Police Club
Aldenham Road, Bushey. Gate opens at 4pm with fireworks at 6pm. Advance tickets: adults £4, children under 12 free. On the door: adults £5, children under 12 free. Refreshments, funfair and music.
Details: 01923 234947

Explore Church Fireworks Display
Harvey Road School, Croxley Green. Gates open at 4.30pm for hot drinks and hot dogs. Cost £2.50 per person. Fireworks will start around 5pm.
Details: 0303 333 1327, www.explorechurch.co.uk

Family Fireworks Display
St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Stockers Farm Road, Rickmansworth. Gates open 5pm - fireworks start at 5.45pm. BBQ and refreshments available to buy. Entry is £5 adults, £3.50 children. Family ticket for two parents and two children is £15, unders 4s free.
Details: 01923 776529

NOVEMBER 5
Rudolph Steiner School Fireworks
Langley Hill, Kings Langley. Bonfire and barbecue 6pm, display 7pm Tickets: Family £14, couple £10, single £6, child £3.
Details: 01923 262505, www.rsskl.org

Meadow Park Firework Display
Meadow Park, Broughinge Road, Borehamwood. The display starts at 7pm and promises to be a fantastic spectacle which will be choreographed to music.
Details: 020 8207 1382, www.elstreeborehamwood-tc.gov.uk

NOVEMBER 6
Hemel Hempstead Town FC Annual Firework Display
Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead. Gates open 5.30pm, event starts 6.45pm. Adults £2.50, children £1. Free glow sticks for all children. Covered seating and terraces, clubhouse, fully stocked bar and hot food.
Details: www.hemelfc.com

NOVEMBER 9
The Russell School Firework Display
Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood. Gates open 5.45pm, food 6pm, display 7pm. £7 adult, £6 child. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the school.
Details: 01923 284272, admin@russell.herts.sch.uk

6th Rickmansworth Sea Scout Group Fireworks and Bonfire
5 Park Road, Rickmansworth. The themed bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm with fireworks following at 8pm. Tickets are £4 or £15 for a family.
Details: www.6thrickyseascouts.co.uk

Yorke Mead Primary School Fireworks Display
Dulwich Way, Croxley Green. Gates open at 6pm with fireworks at 7pm. Tickets in advance from the school office - adult £4, child £3.50. On gate - £5 and £4.50.
Details: 01923 778420

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ST ALBANS AND DISTRICT

NOVEMBER 3
Verulamium Firework Spectacular
Verulamium Park, Hoywell Hill, St Albans.
Enjoy refreshments and entertainment in what has become one of St Albans’ great family events. The fun starts at 7.30pm.
Book in advance through The Alban Arena Box Office.
Details: 01727 844488, www.alban-arena.co.uk

OA Rugby Fireworks Spectacular
Old Albanians Rugby Club on Woollams Playing Fields, St Albans. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks start at 7.45pm. Advance family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) £15, adult £5, under-16s and over 65s £4. On the night family £20, adult £8, child £7. Ali & The Alligators will be playing after the fireworks. Tickets are on sale at the bar at Woollams or call 01727 864476
Details: www.oasport.com

Jersey Farm Fireworks Display
Jersey Farm Adventure Playground, St Brelades Place, St Albans. Music and BBQ from 6pm, so arrive early for a spectacular firework display shortly after 7pm.

Redbourn Fireworks Display
Redbourn Common, between The Cricketers and the war memorial. Stalls from 6.30pm and display from 7pm.
Details: www.redbourn.org.uk

Tring Park Cricket Club Firework Display
Tring Park Cricket Club, London Road Tring. First display at 7pm and the main display at 8pm plus all the usual amusements, sideshows and refreshment stalls. Admission, adults £5, children £3 (under 5s free), family (2 adults and 3 children) £15. Entrance to free car park in Station Road. 
Details: 01442 823080, www.tringpark.hitscricket.com

NOVEMBER 4
Butterfly World Fireworks
Miriam Lane, off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green. Free parking, food and drink stalls, children’s fairground, facepainting and fireworks synchronised to music.Gates open at 5pm, display at 6.30pm. Tickets: £5.
Details: 01727 869203, www.butterflyworldproject.com

Harpenden Rugby Club Firework Display
Redbourn Lane, Harpenden. Gates open at 3pm, with a bonfire, food and a bar. Display at 6pm. Tickets: adult £8, child £5.
Details: www.hrfc.com

NOVEMBER 10
Crabtree Fireworks Spectacular
Crabtree School Playing Fields, Crabtree Lane, Harpenden. Gates open at 5.30pm, the display starts at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £6 in advance or £7 at the gate. Family ticket (four people) is £20. Free admission for under-fives. 
Details: 01582 623501

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FIREWORK TOP TEN SAFETY CODE FOR ADULTS

Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow the safety rules for using sparklers. Only adults should deal with firework displays and the lighting of fireworks. They should also take care of the safe disposal of fireworks once they have been used.

1. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable.
2. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time.
3. Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary.
4. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back.
5. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks.
6. Never return to a firework once it has been lit.
7. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them.
8. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators.
9. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire.
10. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.
www.saferfireworks.com

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