Purton Farm Shop, Church End, Purton: Saturday 2 November, 4pm to 9pm. Bonfire & Hallowe’en Night. Music, apple bobbing, kids fancy dress competition, bar, fireworks & bonfire, hot food & drink. Free entry.
Swindon Lions Fireworks & Funfair, Saturday 2 November, Polo Ground, Marlborough Road. See the advert or click for details
Swindon & North Wilts Scouts Fireworks and Bonfire, Saturday 2 November. See the advert or click for detail
Westlea School: Tuesday 5 November. Gates 5.15pm, bonfire 6pm, fireworks 6.30pm. Family ticket in advance from school office £16. Advance and on the gate: adults £5.50; children £3.50
Ferndale Primary School, Wiltshire Avenue: Wednesday 6 November. Gates 6pm, firework display 7pm. Refreshments, no parking nearby. In advance adults £5; 3- 15 year olds £4, tickets from school office. On the gate adults £6; 3- 15 year olds £5
St Francis Church of England School, Taw Hill: Thursday 7 November. Gates 5.30pm, firework display 6.30pm. Refreshments and glow sticks for sale. Adults £4; children £3; under 3s free
Haydon Wick Primary School: Thursday 7 November. Gates 6pm, firework display 7pm. Refreshments and glow products for sale. In advance from PTA office,two for £6; under 3s free; or on the gate £3.50
Brook Field School, Cartwright Drive, Shaw: Friday 8 November. Doors 6pm, firework display 7pm. Hot and cold refreshments available. Advance tickets – family (2+2) £10 by calling 07778 365019 or mail: email@example.com. On the gate: £3 per person, 3 years and under free
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is warning people not to take risks with fireworks.
While most people treat fireworks with respect, a small minority treat them as toys and forget that they are actually explosives.
To stay safe this Bonfire Night, always remember the following advice:
· Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time.
· Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight – NEVER use a naked flame.
· Light fireworks at arm’s length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick.
· Stand back after lighting.
· NEVER go back to a firework once lit – it may go off in your face.
· Keep a bucket of water handy.
· Used fireworks should be collected after the display with care. Douse with water, bury or place in a metal container.
· Keep children under control.
· Keep pets indoors.
Bonfires present additional hazards when it’s dark. If you must light a bonfire in connection with a fireworks display, then:
· Site it well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs, and ALWAYS away from fireworks.
· Before lighting the fire, check that no pets or children are hiding inside it.
· Build the stack so that it is stable and will not collapse outwards or to one side.
· NEVER use flammable liquids such as paraffin or petrol to light the fire.
· Don’t burn foam-filled furniture, aerosols, tins of paint or bottles.
· Keep everyone away from the fire, especially children, who must be supervised all the time.
· In case of emergency, keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.· Pour water on the embers before leaving.
For further safety advice in the run-up to fireworks night, visit www.wiltsfire.gov.uk