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01/11/2013 at 15:24
Never been to one before with Luke as it's not recommended with a tracheostomy tube!
Tomorrow (Saturday) there is one a 15 min drive away is Tickets £8 adult, £3 child. Nothing free within walking distance. This one has music and stalls. Seems expensive for a family.
01/11/2013 at 15:33
Ours is free, but with fair rides and stuff for the kids tyat you obv pay for. Yours seems extortionate!
01/11/2013 at 15:35
Our big local one is free.
The only one locally that charges is Drayton Manor, all other displays are free.
About a fiver a ticket. My parents never used to pay for us to go inside, we'd sit on the roof of our car parked up a few streets away from the parks
TBH These displays are normally put on by the local rotary club or council and money put back into town so I don't mind. At least the child price reflects a child unlike the cinema which is 90p cheaper than an adult ticket
01/11/2013 at 15:49
I know they have to cover their costs but I thought it's still expensive- you have pay extra for the rides and we wouldn't be staying long as Luke will be tired. Hmmm maybe we will delay it this year and think about it next year. I think I'd rather have a nice full day out on Saturday day, than pay all that money at night.
01/11/2013 at 15:53
Wow I'm surprised there is anything put on for freee these days - certainly not where we live.
Does he like fireworks Carole? You could buy a small box for similar money and do them at home if you are brave enough. I absolutely HATE fireworks, they really scare me so I tend to avoid displays. That and the fact my sisters birthday growing up was always spent on the car roof as I said above. I think we've done our fair share of displays.
01/11/2013 at 16:38
Free (well, the cost of a firework or packet of rockets), because it's my uncle organising it in the bottom of my Grandad's orchard he does it every year, can't wait!
We might be going to a paid one tomorrow night, they've got rides and other stuff on (I'm guessing they cost extra), and it costs £5.50 for adults and £3 for children - I'm sure there's other cheaper ones at pubs and other places, but haven't really looked, that's just one that H has seen.
01/11/2013 at 16:44
I've just said to K her and 3 mates can go and go to the fair as well as it's her birthday £5 entry on the night, £3 for kids.
01/11/2013 at 16:55
how can they charge to watch fireworks?
stand outside the park and watch for free?
01/11/2013 at 17:04
Like I said ours are for charity local hospices and money back into the town for the elderly in our case. I don't begrudge it at all.
01/11/2013 at 17:19
Carole we are going to the sb Methodist church and its free 6-10, best guy compitition and fire lit at 6.15, you can buy food there.
The one at sb cricket club is £2 for adults and £1 for children but its free bowl of curry/chilli.
You could maybe combine next years with a visit home.
01/11/2013 at 17:35
Belle- we've done sparklers in the garden but not proper whoosh bang fireworks!
CP-that's what I need- Tameside prices!
01/11/2013 at 17:37
The one we are going to tonight and go to every year at the local rugby club is £6 for adults and £5 for kids. My brother plays rugby there, my mam does loads to help out and my dad does the fire safety check so we got our tickets for free otherwise it would be expensive. There's rides and stuff there which you pay extra for but that's what the kids pocket money is for ha ha.
01/11/2013 at 17:38
Forgot to say the council do a free one on the sea front which is good as well.
01/11/2013 at 19:50
If I were at home I'd go to the village one part organised by the pub and council. The pub provide the huge field outback And pretty much make all of their annual earnings from it. Then there is a fair ground at the back. The fireworks part is free with charity buckets at the front on donations basis.
Up Here in Yorkshire there is a little village organised one by one of the churches, funds go to them. Farmer agreed to let them have field etc and army heavily involved so mix of funds split the £2 adult entrance fee. Kids in buggies free. I'd love to go to the organised one up in Richmond castle but I'd freeze up on a big hill.
01/11/2013 at 20:16
Belle, our local council and rotary club host our big firework display, for free. They have never charged.
I think they make their money from the vendors there.
01/11/2013 at 20:18
Free here. And free in my old town too
01/11/2013 at 20:47
Our local one is at a rugby club so you do have to pay although I haven't been for many a year so don't know how much! It is beside a park though so this year we will be going down to stand in the park most likely.
01/11/2013 at 20:48
Free, but they have people shaking collection buckets as it all goes towards the next years fireworks. Its a massive event , thousands and thousands of people go so they make tons of money just from the collection buckets, everyone I see there chucks handfuls of change in , in support of the event .
03/11/2013 at 19:44
£5 per adult, £3 per kid. have good display and live music, kids love it and its on early so not too late
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