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

Remember, remember the fifth of November… for gunpowder, treason and CWTCH! Spending bonfire night at a great Cardiff firework display is a great excuse for a trip away!

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.

It is worth noting that sadly, a lot of the big fireworks displays in the area are not running again this year and have not been since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. If you’re here looking for details on Sparks in the Park at Bute Park, the fireworks show at Celtic Manor or the fireworks display at Caerphilly Castle, we’re sorry to break the news to you that they are not on in 2022.

Our fingers are crossed that these will go ahead next year, but in the meantime, why not try out one of the great alternatives we have listed below.

What is Welsh Games?

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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 2022

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Cardiff Bay – Saturday 5th November 2022

Fireworks and water always make a stunning combination, delivering all those beautiful reflections as well as a great view from all around.

Make your way to Cardiff Bay for this spectacular show! If you fancy a great seat along with food and drinks for all the family, Lo Lounge are hosting a special night.

Offering delicious hot chocolates, cocktails and s’mores you can really enjoy the show with a fuzzy warm feeling! They also have a selection of board games so you can hunker down and enjoy this cosy time of year.

  • Saturday 5th November 2022

  • 19:00 - 21:00

  • Lo Lounge, Porth Teigr Way, Cardiff, CF10 4GA

  • £19.75 – adults, £6.20 children

The Pontcanna Inn – Saturday 5th November 2022

For a lovely local feel, pop on your hats, gloves and scarves an take a trip to Pontcanna Inn.

Grab a drink from the bar then join the excited crowd outside in the car park where you can take in all the beautiful firework displays exploding across the skies of Cardiff. You’ll soon get stuck in conversation with the friendly locals as you point out the bangs and fizzes taking place all around you!

The Inn is bringing a variety of great food trucks to cater the event. Don’t forget to treat yourself (and your new friends) to a delicious s’more.

  • Saturday 5th November 2022

  • TBC

  • 36 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LL

  • TBC


Barry Island Fireworks - Saturday 29th October 2022

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.

This year it’s been brought forward one week to coincide with halloween so make sure to make the most of the free ghost train rides on offer! The fun kicks off at 16:00 with the start of the live music and the fireworks launch will be at 19:30. The display is run by Barry Rotary Club and entry is by voluntary donation.

  • Saturday 29th October 2022

  • 16:00pm – 20:30pm

  • Barry Island, CF62

  • Free / voluntary donation

Cardiff Harlequins RFC– Sunday 6th November 2022

Support Cardiff Harlequins and enjoy a fabulous firework display to boot (pardon the pun!) This is a great option for families, particularly with their generous offer of under 12s attending for free.

There will be food and drink available to purchase so make sure you don’t miss out on a traditional bonfire night hotdog.

  • Sunday 6th November 2022

  • 18:30

  • Diamond Sports Ground, Whitchurch, Cardiff

  • £5 adults, £5 children (over 12s), under 12 free

Whitchurch Golf Club - Friday 4th November 2022

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!

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 19:00pm

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

  • £9 adults, £6 children (12 and under), £22 family

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Penarth Bonfire Night – Friday 4th November 2022

Make a short trip around the other side of the Bay to lovely Penarth where the Lawn Tennis Club are once again putting on a great fireworks display.

There will be a traditional bonfire to keep everyone toasty, and plenty of bars serving drinks and hot food to keep the whole family happy. Take the opportunity to sink your first mulled wine of the year and surround yourself with your loved ones for a wholesome, festive experience.

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 18:00

  • Penarth Lawn Tennis Club, Rectory Rd, Rectory Road, Penarth, CF64 3AN

  • £5.27 adults, £3.16 children, under 3 free

SophiaWorks - Friday 4th November 2022

Rounding up the events for the year, Sophia Works may be the last in our list but it is by no means the least! 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 19:15pm. Buy your tickets early to get early bird prices.

  • Friday 4th November 2022

  • 17:30 - 21:30

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

  • £12 adults, £8 children, under 2 free

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 29th October, a whole week before Guy Fawkes night, Barry Island Fireworks will light up the sky and the sea with their beautiful coastal display. Open to all, with no ticketing, this might just be the perfect choice for a cash strapped year. Of course, being an early event, you can still celebrate bonfire night in Cardiff on the 5th as well!

The champion of firework displays in Cardiff this year must go to Sophia Works over at the Glamorgan Cricket Ground. Taking place on Friday 4th November, it strikes a good balance between feeling like a family friendly, community event but with no compromises on the huge fireworks they let off! With funfair rides, games and food and drink stalls there is plenty of entertainment to last the whole evening.

To celebrate bonfire night in Cardiff on the night itself, head over to Cardiff Bay where Lo Lounge are hosting a wonderful evening with fantastic views of the fireworks over the Bay.  Although there will be cocktails on offer, this truly is a family event with board games, hot chocolate and s'mores to warm even the grumpiest teenager!

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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