Can I buy a ticket on the gate?
This year we are moving to be a ticket only event to ensure we can keep numbers on site under control. As a result of this tickets must be bought in advance online and WILL NOT be available on the gate. Any cars turning up without a ticket will be turned away at the entrances.
What's new this year?
This year the Main Firework Display will be fired to the music of James Bond.
When does the show start?
The gates are opened at 17:00 with refreshments and live music. At 18:00 there will be a 5 minute firework display for the younger children and early arrivals, then around 18:30 the mayor and VIP's call for the the bonfire to be lit.
The main firework display (19 minutes and set to music) should then start about 10 minutes after the bonfire is lit, (usually around 18:45).
What time does the display finish?
The main firework display lasts for 19 minutes and should finish around 19:00. The refreshments and entertainment stay open until 20:00.
What disabled access is there?
Disabled parking is available at the southern end of the site. Most of the site is tarmac providing a stable level surface. The display is visible from the main disabled parking spaces should you wish to watch from your car seat.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We are lucky compared to most firework display sites in bad weather because of our great location. All of the site is covered with tarmac or hard standing so there are no muddy fields to walk through. We also have the Racecourse Grandstand which will provide some cover from any rain.
If the wind is particularly bad then we may be unable to light the bonfire safely, however the firework show should go ahead in all but the stongest of winds!
Should the event have to be abandoned due to poor weather, this will be communicated via social media and radio. No refunds will be given.
Are sparklers permitted?
We do not sell sparklers on-site, but you are welcome to bring your own. We ask you to use the water buckets provided and to keep to the less crowded areas when lighting them.
Can I bring my own fireworks?
Visitors are not under any circumstances to bring their own fireworks to the event. Anyone found with their own fireworks (excl sparklers) will have them confiscated and be turned away.
Are dogs allowed on site?
We do not allow people to bring dogs on-site. Although some dogs are ok with fireworks, we do not think the loud noise and crowds is the best environment for them.
Are there refreshments?
There are various stands around the site selling food and drink. Warwick Lions will be selling Hot Punch and two of the racecourse bars will also be open.
Will tickets be available on the gate?
This is a ticket only event with limited tickets available. Depending on advance sales there may be a few tickets available on the gate, book early to avoid disappointment.
Is there any way to pay for tickets by phone?
We can't take payments by phone. Advance tickets can be bought online using the Warwick Racecourse site or at local shops.
I want to buy tickets online but there is no button
Our website button will only be visible when tickets can be bought online. This is from early October through to the Friday before the show, (tickets bought online can be printed out and handed in at the gate).
Do you require wood?
We use pallets sourced from local suppliers to build the bonfire. We don't accept wood from any other sources.
What happens to the money raised from the event?
All money raised from the event goes towards local charities and good causes, distributed by Warwick Lions and Warwick Rotary charity clubs.
Do children need advance tickets?
The age required before paying full entry is 15+ with children 3 and under getting in free. Tickets must be ordered online in advance including the free tickets.
Why have a second fireworks display?
We wanted to provide a second smaller fireworks display as a bonus for those arriving early. This has the added bonus of providing a taster display that should hopefully be more appreciated by the smaller children who get cold and scared of the loud bangs in the main show.