Families are being urged to take advantage of discounted ticket prices in advance for Friday's (2 November) Wolverhampton Bonfire and Fireworks Night.


The annual event returns for its fourth year at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Due to Wolves FC's Premier League fixture with Tottenham taking place in the city on Saturday 3 November (ko 7.45pm), it has been decided the bonfire night should be on the Friday of what is the school half term holidays.

This will allow families to attend both events if they wish and prevent putting added pressure on car parking and traffic in the city.

This year's fun filled, family friendly bonfire evening will include a fun fair, food court, various bars and music with entertainment from Signal107.

Entry prices remain the same as last year with advance tickets £5 for adults and £3 for children and on-the-gate tickets £6 for adults and £4 for children. Free parking is also available.

Advance tickets are available in person or by phone (01902 552055) from Wolves Civic Box Office, located at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, with last collections at 4.30pm on Friday. They are also available in person from the racecourse's Holiday Inn Reception until 5pm tomorrow (Thursday).

Online sales of advanced tickets from Type=links;Linkid=9761;Title=Wolverhampton Racecourse;Target=_blank; end at 4pm today (Wednesday).

Gates open at 5pm and the children's display begins at 7pm. Wolverhampton Mayor, Councillor Phil Page, will officially light the bonfire at 7.30pm and the main event climaxes at 8.30pm with a spectacular firework display to light up the night sky.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The bonfire and fireworks events have been hugely successful at the racecourse these past three years and this year should be no exception with such a fabulous display lined up again.

"There is plenty on offer for all of the family - it's great entertainment at a great venue."

Those wanting to keep warm this bonfire night will be able to purchase a 'Stay Warm Package' for just £17.50 per person. This includes admission, access to a shared hospitality box (which you can watch the firework display from), a roast bap, a drink (pint of beer, 125ml wine or soft drink), and a dedicated bar and toilet facilities located on the first floor.

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

  • released: Wednesday 31 October, 2018