I'm a Mum of two boys living in Oxfordshire, enjoying lots of fun activities and writing about them when I get a chance.
Published October 29th 2012
Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.
There are lots of places around Oxford to enjoy Guy Fawkes Night, and it's much safer to enjoy an organised event.
South Park, Oxford If you're looking for the biggest and the best then it has to be Oxford's Round Table event held annually in South Park. Now in it's 45th year, this event attracts huge crowds who come to enjoy the bonfire, fireworks, music stage and funfair. This year it will be held on 3 November with standard tickets at £5, or £12 for a family of four. Last year a £90,000 profit was made which went to local charities.
Sometimes it's more fun to go somewhere a little smaller and more intimate and there are plenty of events around the county. Here are a few suggestions:
Kidlington Kidlington will hold their fireworks display on the traditional 5 November at Stratfield Brake Recreational Ground. Tickets can be bought in advance with a slight discount from Exeter Hall at £4 for adults and £3 for children over 3. It's a pound extra if you want to buy them on the gate on the night. The gates open at 6pm with a prompt 7pm start. There will be a BBQ for hungry onlookers.
Marsh Baldon Starting at 6:30pm on the Green at Marsh Baldon on Saturday 3 November, there will not only be fireworks but lots of other tempting attractions. What about tucking into a pig roast from the Seven Stars pub, fresh made pizzas, or just warming your chilly fingers at the bonfire?
Bicester Heading a little bit further north of Oxford, you can enjoy bonfire night hosted by Bicester's Round Table on Saturday 3 November at Pingle Green. Gates open at 6pm with the bonfire at 7pm and the fireworks commencing at 7:30pm. Tickets are only £4 and under 5's are free, making this a fun outing for the family.
Wrap up warm and head out this weekend to experience this very British tradition.