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Bonfire Night 2019 – Where to Go, and How to Take Care of Others

With the 5th of November looming, celebrations to mark the occasion of Guy Fawkes failed gunpowder plot will be plentiful in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area over the weekend.

If you have a newborn it might be the last thing on your mind. Apart from worrying if the noise will disturb them, if you have older children you will more than likely either be holding your own bonfire party or considering attending a local one for their benefit. For small children and newborns, if you do take them along anywhere, consider purchasing ear defenders as we all know it can get incredibly noisy as people set off their fireworks, and make sure all children (and you) are wrapped up warm, there is nothing worse than standing outside in the cold, shivering and wishing you’d brought that extra scarf along!

If purchasing sparklers for your children, make sure they only handle them while wearing gloves, hold them at arms length and dispose of them properly when they’ve had their fun (this goes for adults too, especially those who have had a few drinks to mark the occasion!)

Pets owners please make sure you keep them inside over the weekend. most arranged displays are taking place on Friday , Saturday and Sunday but it might be wise to keep them in after the weekend too, as private fireworks parties may go ahead for a few days after.

Most importantly, stay safe and have fun! Here is a list of organised displays taking place over the weekend!

FRIDAY 1st NOVEMBER Scartho Grimsby RUFCGates open at 5pmAdults £3.00Children £2.00 https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/grimsbyrufc/

Grimsby Golf Club6.30pm – 9.30pmAdults £5.00Under 10’s £2.50 http://www.grimsbygolfclub.co.uk

Cleethorpes Cricket Club FireworksFrom 5pmAdults and children over 5 £4.25Children under 5 £1.25TICKET ONLY https://www.cleethorpescricketclub.com/event/fireworks-display/


SATURDAY 2nd of NOVEMBER Waltham Windmill Fireworks from 5pm Adults £3.00 Children £1.00 proceeds go to the upkeep of the windmill

Trains will be running 5pm-8.30pm https://www.walthamwindmill.org.uk/images/Files/Firework_Event_Poster_2019.pdf Healing Royal British Legion 4.30pm till lateAdults £4.50 Children under 16 £3.00Under 4’s freeTICKET ONLY https://www.facebook.com/healinglegion/


SUNDAY 3rd of NOVEMBER Healing Manor 4.30pm till 8pm£6.50 per adult £3.50 under 12’s under 2’s free https://www.healingmanorhotel.co.uk

Lucarly’s From 7pm Adults £4.00 Children and OAPs £1.00 https://www.facebook.com/events/2277981292328527/

Whether you decide to attend an event, hold your own or watch other people’s displays from the comfort of your own home, we hope you have a wonderful time, stay safe and be mindful of others – not everyone enjoys bonfire night! And of course, as I’m a photographer I also say, make sure you take plenty of pictures!

But if you are a very new mum and unable to get to these family events this year, don’t worry. If you live in or around Swindown, take a look at this!

My friend Selina who is a superb newborn photographer in Swindon over at Mini Moo Studios has a fab blog about the great things you can do instead!!

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  1. Wow not only are you good at newborns, but good at shooting fireworks too ❤️ Great read Maddy. My uncle got hit once by the wood of a rocket just standing in the audience. It’s pieced right through his coat. Left a big hole. No injury’s thank goodness but always scares me now

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