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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Families from across Norwich and Norfolk will be able to enjoy some sparkling fire-filled fun at a series of firework displays across the county this weekend.
No matter where you live in Norwich or Norfolk there is sure to be an organised display near you and if you have not yet made up your mind about which one to attend we have produced an interactive map to help.
People living in Norwich are spoilt for choice with two big events including the annual Sparks in the Park spectacular at Earlham Park in Norwich which takes place on Saturday.
The Norwich Evening News backed event is organised by the city councils culture and events team and supported by Heart FM, and includes two dazzling firework displays - a childrens show at 6.30pm and the Big Bang at 8pm.
Theres also plenty more including bonfires, burning Guy Fawkes, a live music stage and funfair.
Helen Selleck, culture and events manager at Norwich City Council, said; We are all set for another fantastic fireworks night in Earlham Park. We are expecting a packed crowd again so get your tickets early - save money and time queuing when you get there.
There is no public parking, but there are spaces for blue badge holders. We encourage people to use public transport and take advantage of the great rates on bus travel to and from the event, or why not walk and cycle.
People who buy their tickets before Saturday can save up to 1.50 per ticket.
Those attending Sparks in the Park should not bring fireworks, sparklers, glass bottles, alcohol or dogs.
To find out more about tickets and travel www.norwich.gov.uk
Meanwhile, the Norfolk Showground at Costessey, near Norwich, is hosting a fireworks extravaganza and funfair on Saturday sponsored by local radio station Norwich 99.9.
The event, which will feature an appearance by at least two trucks from the East Coast Truckers charity, will start with a childrens display at 6.30pm before an Olympics themed main display at 8.45pm.
Norwich 99.9 Breakfast Show Presenter Tom Kay said: The event gets bigger and bigger. As well as an awesome firework display, were bringing more top live acts to the stage and showcasing some fantastic local talent. Were also launching our Be Safe Be Seen campaign by giving away funky reflective stickers to kids. They light up in the dark which keeps them safe on those winter days.
Entry is 7 for adults, 5 for children under 14. For Full Details visit www.afterdarkpromotionsltd.co.uk.
Elsewhere, the Seashore Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth will again this year be having a fireworks extravaganza night on Saturday from 5pm which includes a funfair and stalls.
In Kings Lynn, thousands are set to head to The Walks, tomorrow <Friday>, for West Norfolk councils annual Fawkes in the Walks display.
Borough mayor Geoffrey Wareham will light the bonfire at 6.30pm, and the main firework display is scheduled to start at 8pm.
There will be funfair rides, toffee apples and live entertainment beforehand.
Local radio station KLFM will be entertaining the crowds and counting down to the moment when the first firework soars into the air.
West Norfolk council cabinet member Elizabeth Nockolds said: Fawkes in The Walks has become one of my favourite events of the year.
Its great to see so many families enjoying the park and having an exciting, safe bonfire night.
Fawkes in The Walks is free to attend, but charges may be made for other activities.
Also taking place tomorrow at The Lighthouse Inn in Walcott, will be its 23rd Annual Fireworks Display.
Family entertainment starts from 5.30pm, both inside and outside, including childrens entertainers Razz the Clown and Dave Doughnut.
The childrens firework display starts at 7.15pm. The main display starts at 8.15pm.