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Displays to light up the night sky in Fenland

Skylark fireworks night at Skylark Garden Centre. THA
Skylark fireworks night at Skylark Garden Centre. THA

Families are getting ready to celebrate Bonfire Night with a bang, with a host of spectacular displays planned over the next few days.

On Friday, the largest firework display in March will return to the All Saints Academy in County Road for the 13th year running.

The Friends of the school have once again hired a professional fireworks company for the event, with the gates opening at 5.30pm.

Tickets are available in advance from the school reception, costing £4 for adults and £3 for children, or £4.50 and £3.50 respectively on the gate.

On Saturday, Skylark Garden Centre near Wimblington will once again stage its popular ‘Fireworks to Music’ spectacular – and this year it promises to be the biggest and best one yet.

Centre owner Edward Gowler said there would be more fireworks and a bigger fairground, with more rides for younger children, and even more food outlets to reduce queueing and give families a wider choice.

It will be the second year Skylark has worked with renowned firework company Kimbolton Fireworks on the display, which will be choreographed to popular chart hits and classic tracks.

Mr Gowler said: “The feedback from last year was tremendous which has given us the confidence to stage an even bigger event this year.”

The gates open at 5pm, ready for the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30pm, with the fireworks at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children on the gate, discounted to £7.50 and £3.50 if bought in advance.

Family tickets (two adults and two children) are also available in advance at a cost of £20.

Visit Skylark in person or go online at www.skylark fireworks.co.uk

Also on Saturday is the breathtaking Fireworks Extravaganza at Wisbech St Mary Primary School.

Members of the school’s Parent, Teacher and Friends Association will once again be staging the event, which has been running for more than 30 years and raises thousands of pounds for the school.

Gates will open at 5.15pm, with the bonfire being lit at 5.30pm and firework displays at 6.15pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £4 for adults, £3 for children under 12, and children aged five and under go free.

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