Hitchin Bonfire Night

We’ve been living in Hitchin for just over three and half years now and this year was the first time we could actually really go and enjoy Hitchin Bonfire Night. Hence Evelyn was too young at the time and I would rather have an early night sleep than watching the fireworks. (I know – that really sums up parenthood right?)

But Boy! I’m so glad we made it this year. The fireworks started at 7pm, which meant we had a chance to fill up our tummy with warm food before we head out into the cold.

Hitchin Bonfire Night


There were food stalls there but since we already had our dinner, I felt it was better to stay put as the crowd had absolutely filled up the huge ground at Hitchin Priory!


Hitchin Bonfire Night


Without being so cliché, the fireworks did really started off with bang! We also had a teaser – 15 minutes before the real deal went off. It really did got everyone’s excitement up. E&E were ecstatic!


Hitchin Bonfire Night

Hitchin Bonfire Night


The fireworks itself was a little short than I’ve expected (I do have a rather high expectation.) However, it turned out in our favour, as half way through Evelyn found it a little too loud, agitated and tired. I had to comfort her and soon she managed to clam down and enjoyed the rest of the fireworks display.


Hitchin Bonfire Night

Hitchin Bonfire Night

Hitchin Bonfire Night

Hitchin Bonfire Night


Did I tell you how glad I was that we did managed to make it that night? Yes – that’s right! Boy! Did they deliver their promises for the night or what! It was spectacular!

We’ve paid £20 for a family ticket at the door on the night, but it was also sold online for £14 prior to the event. I had only wish I made the decision to go sooner than leave it till the last minute! Well, now we know for next year!


Did you go out to watch the fireworks on Bonfire Night? How did it go? Do tell us in the comment below.


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Hitchin Bonfire Night


Su x


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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 14/11/2017 / 1:25 pm

    We didn’t actually go this year but he could see a huge display outside the side window. I have to say that local displays are usually great though. Yours looked fab. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    • 17/11/2017 / 2:01 pm

      We could also see from our window too, but thought we’ll do something different this year. Aww.. thanks for your lovely compliment. 🙂 xx

  2. 14/11/2017 / 9:14 pm

    What a great Bonfire Night. We didn’t make it to a display this year as we’d just got back from Jordan! #ExplorerKids

  3. 14/11/2017 / 9:36 pm

    Looks like you had such a fab bonfire night After being out all day our little one was so tired we didn’t manage to make it to one. Hopefully next year love your photos lovely post. Mandy xxx #explorerkids

    • 17/11/2017 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much Mandy. Yes, I know what you mean having a small child. They get tired by the evening – but then so do I. lol! 🙂 xx

  4. 15/11/2017 / 12:22 am

    Oh I just love any excuse to watch fireworks! My middle son find them too loud though and will only watch from indoors or with a hood on and his hands covering his ears.

    • 17/11/2017 / 2:10 pm

      Haha, me too! My Evelyn found it a bit loud too, so for next year we plan to have the ear muffs for her. x

  5. 15/11/2017 / 11:20 pm

    Fireworks are so beautiful! I haven’t brought my little one yet, because in Italy they do them only late in summer nights, but I will for sure as soon as he grow older.

  6. 17/11/2017 / 7:22 am

    I have actually never taken mine to see a fireworks show, they have amazing new years ones and I would love to stay in the city one year with the kids and watch them as I think that would be amazing. #ExplorerKids

    • 17/11/2017 / 2:14 pm

      Oh! But Australia have one of the best fireworks ever! I’m so surprise that you never seen it before. I would go!! xx

  7. zainab
    17/11/2017 / 6:14 pm

    It does look like you all really enjoyed.

  8. 17/11/2017 / 7:49 pm

    Here in the states, we have fireworks for July 4th, independence day. I never heard of Bonfire night! What fun! Brave of you all to do that in the cold! Makes sense though since it is dark so much earlier. Thanks for sharing your shots! So much fun! #ExplorerKids xoxo

  9. 18/11/2017 / 1:30 am

    Popping back in with blogger love, from the #mg linky xoxo Happy weekend SU!

  10. 18/11/2017 / 3:41 pm

    I have really enjoyed seeing all your photos from this event over on your social channels. They are simply stunning and full of happy faces. I find fireworks so hard to capture and can never see to adjust my camera settings in the dark! You have done such a lovely job and it sounds a very memorable event. I have a feeling you will be returning next year.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  11. 19/11/2017 / 12:11 am

    Those fireworks looks great. Glad you managed to calm Evelyn down. My eldest isn’t too keen on the loud bangs from fireworks either. #countrykids

  12. 19/11/2017 / 12:05 pm

    It looks so lovely and definitely worth booking earlier on line! Bonfire night is one of the things we have missed moving to Sweden, we have to wait until new years eve for our fireworks night #countrykids

  13. We saw a fireworks display for the first time last summer in France for Bastille Day – the kids were mighty impressed! They asked to go and watch another one the very next day, they liked it so much!
    Hichin bonfire night looks like a great event!

  14. 20/11/2017 / 12:25 pm

    Love the idea of setting a banger off early to get everyone excited in anticipation. What a fab evening you had #CountryKids

  15. 22/11/2017 / 9:21 pm

    We missed bonfire night this year as we were driving back down the M1 – though gatecrashed several displays as we drove down the country! Sort of..

    You can’t beat a good bonfire night – I love how I feel like a child again watching the fireworks go off – you’re never too old 😀


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