Families are being urged to take advantage of discounted ticket prices in advance for Saturday's (November 4) Wolverhampton Bonfire and Fireworks Night.

For the third year running the event is being held at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Advance tickets cost £5 adults and £3 children and are available until midnight on Thursday 2 November.

On the gate tickets are £6 adults and £4 children. Free parking is also available.

City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Racecourse and Signal 107 are gearing up for the event, which attracts hundreds of families.

As well as a breathtaking firework display thrill seekers can enjoy fairground rides, there will be stilt walkers, entertainment for children and lots of food stalls and bars.

Wolverhampton Mayor, Councillor Elias Mattu, will officially light the bonfire at 7.30pm, after the children's firework display at 6.30pm.

Gates open at 5pm and the main event kicks off at 8.30pm when fireworks will light up the night sky.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We are delighted to work with the racecourse again this year.

"It's a great place to really take in the amazing firework display as well as enjoy all the other entertainment lined up."

The racecourse is also offering a new 'stay warm' package involving admission, a first floor view from shared hospitality boxes, dedicated bar, toilets, a pork bap and a drink for £15.50 per person.

Tickets are available from Type=links;Linkid=1949;Title=wolvescivic;Target=_blank;, Type=links;Linkid=9761;Title=Wolverhampton Racecourse;Target=_blank;, the box office in Wolverhampton Art Gallery or the Holiday Inn reception at the racecourse.

Wolverhampton Racecourse is located on Gorsebrook Road, WV6 0PE.

  • released: Tuesday 31 October, 2017