Remember, remember, the fifth of November at Pype Hayes Park

By on 31/10/2014 in Culture, News

This year’s free fireworks spectacular at Pype Hayes Park will have a First World War theme.

The event, which takes place on Wednesday, 5 November, will include a 20-minute fireworks display commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the war.

Attractions include the return of Wilson’s Funfair, bringing one of the largest one-day funfairs in the country, while Free Radio will provide music and competitions between 6pm and 8pm.

Gates open at 5pm, with the fireworks display itself starting at 8pm.

Cllr Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for Skills, Learning and Culture at Birmingham City Council, which organises the annual event, said: “This fantastic, free event is always one of the highlights of the calendar in Birmingham, giving families the opportunity to enjoy the best and safest fireworks display in the city.

“In addition to the fireworks, there will also be plenty of entertainment on hand to make it a highly enjoyable event for all.â€

Free parking will be available at the Fort Shopping Centre, where a free shuttle bus will run from 5pm, with the last bus leaving the park at 10.30pm. The number 28, 67 and 914 buses also run to Pype Hayes Park. If coming by train then Chester Road Station is a 30-minute walk from the park.

Limited parking for disabled visitors only is available at the park via the Chester Road gate. All parking is AA-signed.

Traffic restrictions will be in place around the park from 4pm, while Eachelhurst Road, between Chester Road and Hanson’s Bridge Road, will be the subject of a partial closure from 5pm to 10pm.

Visitors are asked to leave their pets and fireworks at home. Any alcohol or fireworks (including sparklers) brought on site will be confiscated and destroyed. No dogs, except guide dogs, are permitted.


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