Oxton Village Bonfire - Saturday 3 November, 6pm - 10:30pm - Traditional village bonfire at Oxton Village Hall. Hot food, drinks, live music, bonfire and an incredible fireworks display by Illusion Fireworks. Free parking off Hatfield Lane. Gates open at 6pm Bonfire lit at 6:30pm Fireworks to commence around 7:30pm
Kelham Hall Limited - Saturday 3 November, 5pm - 9pm - Enjoy the live music, fairground rides and traditional firework night treats! Hall access, bars, hot food and fairground rides are available up to 9pm. Camping options are also available.
Prices Standard car entry - £20 on the gate Large car entry (up to 7 passengers) - £25 on the gate
Barnby in the Willows, firework display at the Willow tree - Event date and time TBC
Fabulous firework facts and rules for you to pass on to people at home:
Only fireworks marked with BS 7114 should be bought
Fireworks should be kept in a closed box
A responsible adult should light the firework at arm’s length, using a taper
Keep to the 11pm rule – no fireworks should be set off after this time!
Tell your neighbours that you are having a brilliant firework display in your garden so they can be aware of any sudden noises etc
Read the fireworks instructions…simple!
Never, ever, ever put fireworks in your pockets…ouch!
It’s best if only one adult takes responsibility for letting off the fireworks!
Fireworks night can be a frightening time for animals but there are things you can do to help them (advice from the Blue Cross).
Birds and small pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice and ferrets are easily frightened by fireworks. Here are some tips:
Bring their hutches/cages indoors – into a quiet room, garage or shed
If you can’t bring them inside, turn their enclosure around so it faces a wall or fence instead of the open garden
Give them extra bedding to burrow into so they feel safe
Cover any aviaries/hutches with thick blankets or a duvet to block out the sound of the bangs and the sight of the fireworks but make sure there’s enough ventilation
If you have dogs or cats, here are some top tips:
Always keep them inside when fireworks are being let off
Make sure your dog is walked earlier in the day before the fireworks start
Close all windows and doors and block off catflaps to stop pets escaping and keep noise to a minimum
Draw the curtains
If your animals are used to the sounds of TV or radio switch them on to block out some of the noise (not too loudly though)
Make sure your pet is wearing some form of easily readable identification
Prepare a den for your pet where they can feel safe – perhaps under a bed with some of your old clothes. They may want to hide when the fireworks start.
Let them pace around, whine, miaow and hide in a corner if they want to. Don’t try to coax them out or cuddle/comfort them.
If they think you’re worried too this can make them feel even worse so stay relaxed, act normally and praise calm behaviour
Try not to leave your pet alone and if you do have to go out, don’t be angry if you find they’ve been destructive when you get back
Don’t tie your dog up outside, leave them in the garden or in your car during the fireworks
Don’t take your dog with you to a fireworks display
Here’s some advice if you have a horse or pony:
Try to make sure fireworks aren’t set off near your horse’s field or stable – tell neighbours and local fireworks display organisers that there are horses nearby
Keep your horse in a familiar environment and a normal routine with companions to make them feel secure. If they’re normally out in the field, keep them there as long as it’s safe, secure and not near the fireworks display area.
If you know your horse reacts badly to loud noises, it might be worth speaking to your vet or considering moving them for a night
Try to stay calm and positive as horses can sense your unease
Don’t try to get in the way if your horse gets frightened as you may get hurt
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