Fireworks Spectacular at Pype Hayes

By on 02/11/2010 in Culture, News

There will be a traditional bonfire and fireworks display on Friday 5 November at Pype Hayes Park, Erdington, organised by Birmingham City Council.

The council is urging people to attend safe, organised displays, such as this Pype Hayes event.

Cllr Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, said, “The safest way to enjoy fireworks is at a professionally organised event and I’m delighted that our own Fireworks Spectacular is free to enter again this year.

“This event provides an ideal opportunity for local families to have fun, in the knowledge that everything has been organised with their safety in mind at one of the many premier parks here in Birmingham.”

The best bonfire night in Birmingham promises to be a stunning night under the stars. When the gates open at 5pm, visitors will be able to experience the thrills and spills of the funfair, and warm up with some snacks. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks will start at 8.30pm.

As always, safety is highest on the agenda and visitors are asked to leave their pets and fireworks at home. Any alcohol or fireworks (including sparklers) brought on site by visitors will be confiscated and destroyed. No dogs, except guide dogs, are permitted.

Event sponsored by Asda Superstore in Minworth. For further information, call 0121 303 3008 or visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/fireworks

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Media contact: Thomas Jeavons: thomas.jeavons@birmingham.gov.uk 0121 303 3392/ 07521 754 562

Notes:

  • 5pm - Gates Open
  • 7pm - Bonfire lit
  • 8.30pm - Fireworks display
  • 10pm - Event finishes
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Transport

There is no parking at Pype Hayes Car Park (except for people with disabilities – access off Chester Road). However there is free parking at the Fort Shopping Centre and a special park and ride service from 5pm-11pm. Shuttle buses will be located near W H Smith and will run from The Fort to the Bagot Arms opposite the park. Network West Midlands bus routes to Pype Hayes Park: 28,67, 114, 914.

Safety Information

Organised fireworks displays are the safest way to enjoy fireworks. Please leave your pets and fireworks at home. Any fireworks (including sparklers) brought on site will be confiscated and destroyed.
No dogs, except guide dogs.

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  1. Nick+Michelle Dean says:

    What an amazing night best display we have ever seen. Could not believe it was free
    to get in, could not wait to get back so we could leave this comment well done
    Birmingham City Council for a fantastic night.

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