Fireworks Display & Bonfire Night - Visitor Information

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30 October 2019

Get ready for Light Up Lansdown – Bath’s best fireworks display and bonfire night! Here's some useful information about your visit.

FIREWORKS TIMES

  • Gates open at 5.00pm.
  • The funfair will be open from 5.00pm – 9.00pm
  • The bonfire will be lit at 7.00pm.
  • The fireworks display will start at 7.45pm.
  • Live music at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.
  • The event finishes at 9.00pm.

Download the event map with all the timings so you don’t miss a thing!

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TRAVEL

The fireworks display will be an extremely busy event. Please allow extra time to travel to and from the racecourse; arrive as early as you can and remember that the funfair, live music and bars will continue after the fireworks until 9pm when the event finishes - so stay a bit longer to let the traffic ease. We advise people to car share where possible and make use of the shuttle bus. 

We're located north of Bath City centre and are easily accessed from Bristol and the M4.

There is a shuttle bus service to the racecourse from Manvers Street, adjacent from Bath Spa train station. The first bus leaves Bath at 5pm and runs every 30 minutes until 7pm. Return buses depart from the racecourse from 7.30pm, 8.00pm and then every 20 minutes until 9.40pm. 

Return tickets cost £5.00 per person. Under 12s are free.

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FREE PARKING

Parking at the racecourse is free. Please be aware that you will not be able to return to your car during the fireworks display. The fireworks display will be an extremely busy event. Please allow extra time to travel to and from the racecourse; arrive as early as you can and remember that the funfair and live music will continue after the fireworks until 9pm when the event finishes. We advise people to car share where possible and make use of the shuttle bus. 

Cars can only be left overnight in designated areas (and at your own risk). You must alert the parking attendant to avoid being towed. 

Please inform the car parking stewards if you require accessible car parking on your arrival.

ENTERTAINMENT

Funfair

Get ready to be thrilled at the huge funfair! Older kids and teenagers can get their hearts racing on the roller coaster or dodge their Dads on the dodgems at our thrilling funfair. For little ones, there will be free facepainting until 8pm plus tea cups and swing chairs. The funfair will be open from 5pm – 9pm and there is a charge for rides.

Live Music

Stay warm in the Final Furlong bar where you can grab a drink and enjoy live music from JJ & The Live Loungers who’ll be playing sets at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Rather than rush off once the fireworks have finished, stay & play to let the traffic ease. The funfair, live music and bars will all remain open until 9pm!

Download the event map with all the timings so you don’t miss a thing!

DOWNLOAD MAP

WEATHER

The forecast for Friday is for rain, with temperatures up to 15 degrees. We advise you to dress with the weather in mind, wrap up warm and bring waterproofs, as this is an outdoor event with limited inside space.

BONFIRE NIGHT FOOD & DRINK

A range of bars and food outlets are available serving tasty bonfire night food and drink. Treat yourself to hot dogs, loaded fries, burgers or noodles, followed by lip-smacking donuts and tasty pancakes, enjoyed with a warming glass of hot chocolate.

Plus, there'll be jacket potatoes in the 1811 bar & pies in the Owners & Trainers bar too (vegetarian & vegan options available).

Please be aware that no food, drink or picnics can be brought into the racecourse.

A range of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan food options will be available across the racecourse.

DRESS CODE

There is no dress code for this event. We advise you to dress with the weather in mind, wrap up warm and bring waterproofs, as this is an outdoor event with limited 

SECURITY

We take security and safety very seriously. There will be a strong security presence and you will be subject to a bag search on arrival.

Please be patient and limit the bags you bring. Remember, no food or drink can be brought into the racecourse.

We ask all racegoers to not leave bags unattended and to report anything suspicious to a member of staff.

OTHER INFORMATION

Cash

Many of the food outlets and the funfair rides will only take cash payments. There are cash machines available on site but please be aware that a small charge applies. 

Dogs

With the exception of Guide Dogs, dogs are not permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars and Bath Racecourse politely request that all dogs are left at home.

Concessions

At this event, no student, OAP or other concessions will be available.

Sparklers

For health and safety reasons, no sparklers can be brought into the racecourse.

Thank you for booking tickets and above all, enjoy your time at Bath Racecourse.

For any other questions, please contact us.

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