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Wrap up in warm clothes, sip a delicious hot drink and enjoy some tasty food whilst the smell of wood smoke fills the air.

On Friday 5 November, Bonfire Night returns to Plymouth Hoe. Enjoy the spectacular bonfire and firework display, as well as delicious food and drink and thrilling fairground rides. 

If you're planning on coming to this year's Bonfire Night, then here’s everything you need to know:

The Bonfire

The huge bonfire will be made using pallets provided by Babcock and will be lit at 7.30pm. You’ll even find Guy Fawkes himself sitting on the top, created by the wonderful team at Plymouth Scrapstore CIC.


The Royal Citadel will host the incredible firework display from 8pm, featuring rockets, fountains and firecrackers!

The display is designed to be enjoyed from Plymouth Hoe promenade so make sure you’re there for the best view. 

Entertainment and Food & Drink

From 4pm, enjoy all the fun of the fair on the Plymouth Hoe promenade, with rides for big and small kids alike, as well with a children’s fairground for younger ones.

You can also enjoy delicious hot food and drink on site – sip on a warming hot chocolate, tuck into some traditional fish and chips or indulge your sweet tooth with some treats.


It’s important to plan your travel in advance as Plymouth Hoe and the surrounding areas will be very busy that evening, along with road closures in place.

Parking will be very limited around Plymouth Hoe due to the road closures around the event, so we would suggest parking in one of the city centre car parks such as Western Approach or Theatre Royal car parks. 

Great Western RailwayPlymouth Citybus and Park & Ride will be operating their normal timetables during the event.

Disabled parking will be available on the Hoe for those displaying a blue badge. This can be accessed via the Elliot Street entrance from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Road closures

  • Sussex Place – 4pm to 9pm
  • Lockyer St (Registry Office) – 4pm to 9pm
  • Windsor Place – 4pm to 9pm
  • Osbourne Place – 4pm to 9pm
  • Citadel, The Mound – 6pm to 11pm
  • Lambhay Road – 6pm to 11pm
  • Notte Street – 8pm to 9pm
  • Princess Street – 8pm to 9pm
  • Princess Ope – 8pm to 9pm
  • The Crescent – 8pm to 9pm
  • Lockyer St (Registry Office) – 8pm to 9pm

Safety & Environment

The safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is by attending an organised display like outs – fires and firework displays held at home can be very dangerous. Bonfires can also be damaging to wildlife, especially hedgehogs looking for somewhere warm to hibernate.

As part of our pledge to reduce single use plastics in Plymouth, we will be undertaking a series of measures at the competition, which includes:

  • Reducing the use of plastics in the firework displays
  • Reducing the use of plastic cutlery from catering stands, with drinks from the bars served in recyclable plastic cups
  • Public recycling bins will be available on the Hoe promenade and visitors asked to recycle as much as possible and using the appropriate bins. We ask visitors to take their rubbish home with them if them if the bins are full/unavailable.

Our top tips to make the most of it! 

  • Check the forecast and certainly wrap up in your warm clothes as Bonfire Night will be a chilly one!
  • Plan your journey in advance. The roads will be busy, so take public transport, walk or cycle if you can and check out our full travel information. 
  • Due to the volume of people attending, your mobile signal may be unreliable so agree on a meeting point for friends or family in case you get separated. 
  • The event is outside, but you can take steps to keep yourself and others safe by taking regular lateral flow tests and wearing face coverings.
  • If you’re planning to eat at one of our many brilliant restaurants, cafes or bars beforehand we’d recommend booking a table in advance.
  • Tag us in your photos on Instagram (@visitplymouth) so that we can share all your amazing photos!


  1. nanny J
    Are there any public toilets at this event??We are coming from outside the area and not familiar with it.Thanks.
  2. Fairy Vonnie
    What Time do the Fireworks Finish at ..Does anyone know ..Just Moved to Plymouth..
  3. Sisi
    What time do the fireworks start just says 4 till 10pm?
  4. Youandme
    Does anyone no if you pay or is it free entry ?

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