Cardiff Fireworks Displays – Our best pick of Cardiff’s firework displays

Cardiff Firework Display
Cardiff Firework Display
Cardiff Firework Display

Cardiff Firework Displays - Our best pick of firework displays in and around Cardiff

Remember, remember the fifth of November… for gunpowder, treason and CWTCH!

Where better to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night than the Welsh capital? There’s plenty to see and do during the day and the skies are lit up with colour at night, so make a weekend of it and enjoy all that the city has to offer.

Spending bonfire night in Cardiff is a great excuse for a trip away!

What is Welsh Games?

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Welsh Games Logo Mobile 2019

Welsh Games embraces all the stereotypes of South Wales in one great day out, comprising of 9 totally hilarious games suitable for all sorts of groups.

If you have an upcoming, Stag do, Hen Weekend, Birthday Party or Team Building Day, then why not give us a try?

 

Here is our Cardiff firework display guide for 2019

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Sparks in the Park – Saturday 2nd November 2019

Undoubtedly the best display in the city, head to Blackweir Fields in Bute Park for a guaranteed spectacle.

As the most popular event in town and actually the biggest fireworks display in the whole country, this year’s event is ticket only so make sure you get yours ahead of time to avoid disappointment on the night!

Junior display starts at 18:00, the main display starts at 19:00pm. Ed Sheeran tribute act on at 17:00pm. The Ticket Man on at 18:45pm.

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • 16:30pm

  • Blackweir Fields, Bute Park, Cardiff, CF10 3DU

  • £11 – adults, £5.50 children (3-16), under 3 free

St Mellons Hotel – Tuesday 5th November 2019

Including two fireworks displays, street food, music and rides for children, this is one to catch on Guy Fawkes’ Night itself.

  • Tuesday 5th November 2019

  • 18:00pm – 21:00pm

  • St Mellons Hotel, nr St Mellons Golf Club, CF3 2XR

  • £3 - £5

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Barry Island Fireworks - Saturday 2nd November

It’s definitely worth the trip out of Cardiff to Barry Island to experience this exceptional firework show.

A real community event, enjoy some great street entertainment as well as a fantastic display made all the more fabulous by the reflections in the water as the fireworks explode overhead.

The fun kicks off at 16:00 with the start of the live music, with the launch of the fireworks starting at 19:45. The display is run by Barry Rotary Club and entry is by voluntary donation.

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • 16:00pm – 20:30pm

  • Barry Island, CF62

  • Free / voluntary donation

Celtic Manor Resort - Saturday 2nd November

With a funfair, live music and plenty to keep the kids occupied, plus a licensed bar for the adults,  this fireworks display ticks all the boxes.

Make sure you plan ahead for this ticketed event and purchase your entry ahead of the day to avoid disappointment. Display starts at 18:00pm.

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • 16:30pm – 19:30pm

  • The Golf Academy, Celtic Manor Resort, Coldra Woods, Newport, NP18 1HQ

  • £12 adults, £8 children (2-13), under 2 free

Whitchurch Golf Club - Tuesday 5th November 2019

A great local display with something for all the family. This is one for those looking to celebrate on the bonfire night itself.

The fireworks display starts at 19:30. Ensure you buy your tickets in advance as they sell out!

  • Tuesday 5th November 2019

  • 19:00pm

  • Whitchurch Golf Club, 76 Pantmawr Road, CF14 7TD

  • £7 adults, £4 children (12 and under), £16 family

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Caerphilly Castle - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Make a short trip over to magnificent Caerphilly Castle for a fireworks display to remember!

The display starts at 7pm sharp so make sure you’re there nice and early to watch as the castle lights up with each magical bang! Parking can be difficult so take public transport if you can.

Head to the recommended viewing spots below to get the best experience!

  • Saturday 2nd November 2019

  • 18:15pm – 19:30pm

  • Caerphilly Castle, Castle St, Caerphilly CF83 1JD (best viewing spots at Crescent Rd and Dafydd Williams Park)

  • Free but street collection for the Mayor’s charities

Llanishen and Lisvane Scout Group - Sunday 3rd November 2019

For a great, community event, don’t miss this family friendly display put on by the local scout group. You’ll find a licensed bar and hot food as well as two fireworks displays!

The first kicks off at 18:00 and is quieter and more suitable for young children who don’t like the big bangs.

The second one is the main event which pulls out all the stops with the biggest booms and sparkles, all set to music.

Please note there is limited car parking but the field is situated opposite Llanishen Train Station.

  • Sunday 3rd November 2019

  • 17:00pm – 19:30pm

  • Livsey Scout Hall, Court Field Lane, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5UX

  • Free / voluntary donation (suggested, £5pp or £10 per family)

SophiaWorks - Tuesday 5th November 2019

For a fabulous fireworks display right in the heart of Cardiff, you can’t get much better than the show at Glamorgan Cricket Ground.

Arrive early to enjoy all the family entertainment, including cricket skills, funfair rides, and plenty of food and drink stalls.

The fireworks start at 19:45pm. Buy your tickets early to get early bird prices.

  • Tuesday 5th November 2019

  • 18:00pm -21:30pm

  • Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground, Sophia Walk, Cardiff, CF11 9XR

  • £7 adults, £3.50 children, £4 concessions

Bonfire Night in Cardiff

In case you didn’t already know it: the Welsh love a party.  As a result, they go all out for occasions, and bonfire night in Cardiff is no different!

OK, so Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Lords in London and not in Wales… but that’s a long way to go, and Cardiff is the capital of Wales after all.

You can enjoy firework displays in Cardiff without having to navigate overpriced places to stay, complicated public transport or notoriously unfriendly locals.  It’s a capital city without the hassle or the haste.

Top 3 Biggest Firework Displays in Cardiff

On Saturday 3rd November, two days before Guy Fawkes night, the Celtic Manor Resort lights up the sky and the evening with a full funfair and autumn festival vibe including live music, food stands and family activities. It’s open to the public as well as residents and is ticketed in advance. Of course, being just before, you can still celebrate bonfire night in Cardiff on the 5th as well!

The undisputed champion of firework displays in Cardiff goes to Sparks In The Park over at Bute Park, and this too takes place on Saturday 3rd. It has less of an intimate feel than Celtic Manor but lights more fireworks than anywhere else in the capital and attracts visitors from all over Wales and further afield. Sparks In The Park regularly sells out so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

To celebrate bonfire night in Cardiff on the night itself, head over to the St Mellons Hotel from 5pm. Truly a fireworks event for the whole family, you’ll find activities for children of all ages, a whole host of street food stands, live music from local acts and fairground rides for kids and big kids alike! There’s two firework displays during this event, so you can always take the children home and tuck them up before nipping back to watch the finale… and maybe enjoying a mulled cider (or two!).

Whatever you’re looking for from spending bonfire night in Cardiff, you’ll find it. From small intimate gatherings to lavish large spectacles, this city knows how to light up the night and dazzle the crowds. Cardiff is considerably cheaper than lots of the UK’s other cities and the Welsh hospitality is unbeatable – you’ll ‘ymserchasai’ with the country, even if not the language!

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Night of the Living Dead

For the Cardiff Halloween party that never fails to deliver, drag your zombie heels over to Revolution for their Night of the Living Dead.

The venue is really going to town with the gruesome décor but the brave will be rewarded with a hellish party the night amongst giant cobweb confetti cannons and mysterious mist machines. The most bloodcurdling fancy dress possible is an absolute must if you want to join in the terror!

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Thursday 31st October 2019 – 22:00pm – 3:00am

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Halloween Airsoft Zombie Apocalypse Live

Venture into the eerie woods outside Cardiff for a night you’ll never forget… if you survive to tell the tale that is! Airsoft Cardiff have been contaminated after a top-secret experiment got out of hand.

The scientists and marshals have become bloodthirsty, contagious zombies and only you can save the planet by shooting them in the head and controlling this outbreak before it’s too late!

Even if you’ve never played airsoft before, this is a great starter event which is sure to get you hooked!

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Sunday 27th October 2019 – 17:00pm – 20:00pm

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It’s not Halloween without watching a film to make your toes crawl, so why not trade in the couch for a chance to experience a screening at Cardiff Castle’s seriously spooky Underground Cinema?

As soon as you descend into the Castle’s 15th century Undercroft, chills will be creeping up your spine from the suspense… or maybe from that mysterious draft…?

With multiple showings from Hocus Pocus and E.T to Scream and Halloween, there’s something here for all the family!

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Cardiff Mansion Halloween Special

Take a trip to Cardiff Mansion for a chance to experience some seriously freaky paranormal activity!

There are plenty of spooky stories about this old tradesman’s house with staff reporting unusual happenings and uneasy feelings in some of the rooms.

Spend the evening with Cardiff Ghost Seekers and find out for yourself if it really is haunted! You can even stay the night in one of the rooms if you’re brave enough!

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Saturday 2nd November 2019 – 21:00pm – 02:00am

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Terror Mountain

Okay, so this one isn’t actually in Cardiff itself, but it’s so awesome we couldn’t miss it off the list! With X-Scream at Rhondda Heritage Park taking a year out in 2019, this is a worthy alternative for those of you who like to be truly terrified!

With 5 live action horror attractions, expect a fully immersive experience, with seriously terrifying actors, special effects and a shock at every corner!

Clamber through the underground chambers of this disused mine and fight to survive while you struggle to make it back to the light. Your heart may never beat the same again after you witness what’s lurking in the dark!

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Make a beeline for Escape Rooms Cardiff this Halloween and take on their scariest escape room for something a bit different!

Try out Z, and desperately try to get all the security systems back up and running in your bunker before the zombies find you!.

Keep your wits about you and, whatever you do, don’t get locked in overnight!

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Get ready for the biggest night of the year over at Pryzm Cardiff on the night of Halloween! Don your best halloween garb, and revel in the spooky décor.

The usual array of different rooms and DJs will be there ready to get your feet moving and you can be sure that the hypnotic, pounding rhythms will definitely possess you!

If last years production is anything to go by they will pull out all the stops with visuals, sound and special effects to knock your socks off. The crowd is guaranteed to be whipped into a wild frenzy so make sure you are amongst the crazed masses!

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Thursday 31st October 2019 – 22:00pm – 04:00am

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Triple Cooked - Disco of The Dead

Don’t miss this epic Halloween night run in collaboration with Triple Cooked who bring together banging music, art and entertainment.

Expect to hear House, Disco, Bass and Garage beats loud enough to wake the dead! The stage production will be out of this world with performers, art and stalls to keep you going through to the end of the night!

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If there’s a special date in the calendar, you can be guaranteed that St. Canna’s will be throwing a bash and this Halloween in Cardiff is no different!

The atmosphere in this micro pub is always super friendly and warm so expect to be coaxed into an apple bobbing competition before you can even cross the threshold!

This year it’s a Hollywood Halloween Party so pick your favourite character from any spooky film and make sure you go to town with your outfit and stay it out to the end of the night to see who wins best dressed!

Team the ever-changing craft and real ales on offer, some classic games and ghoulish tunes spinning on the Vinyl Jukebox and we reckon you have a pretty perfect night ahead!

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Friday 1st November 2019 – 19:00pm - 23:00pm

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