Bonfire night is upon us and although you adore your local scout club, the smell of hot dogs and observing the colourful array of fireworks covering the black skies - you may want to switch it up this year.

Fun for all the family this bonfire night / Photocredit: Pixabay
Fun for all the family this bonfire night / Photocredit: Pixabay

If you’re looking to add a little sparkle to this night and do bonfire night differently, then we’ve got you covered! See how you and the family can have fun, go out with a bang, and that’s not the fireworks!


Let’s get crafty

If you want to ditch the dark, dingy nights for a warmer, cosier atmosphere, then let the kids get their creativity juices flowing with good old faithful paint and colouring sets. You and the kids can create firework paintings which are easy and fun to do. To do this simple and easy activity just cover your paintbrush in your choice of colour and then flick the bristles onto your paper and watch the picture come to life as you see fireworks form right before your eyes! Adding glitter or stickers will really make the pictures stand out and will sure to be a hit with the kids!

Shine bright like a diamond

If you don’t want to say goodbye to the fireworks completely then sparklers are a great and exciting way to give your night that extra sparkle. Not only are they fun for the kids but it provides for lovely family time and lots of giggles! Remember to never leave children alone with any form or sparkler/firework.

Bonfire night with a twist / Photocredit: Pixabay
Bonfire night with a twist / Photocredit: Pixabay

Dust off the pinny

Everybody needs to have a treat once in a while, so why not roll your sleeves up and get busy in the kitchen. Bonfire night comes with many traditional food choices from your hot dogs to black peas – you can really indulge without the guilt! If your sweet tooth is tingling then opt for toffee apples, treacle toffee or get creative and make your own popping candy cakes. You can be as adventurous as you like and who knows, you may even create a new family tradition!


Of course, no bonfire night would be complete without a firework display. If you prefer tradition, visiting your local scout clubs is a great and safe way to enjoy the night. If you like to venture further a field, many places offer child friendly firework displays. Just don’t forget your hat and scarf!


Never leave children unattended around fire or fireworks.





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