Fireworks and bonfire displays
Aldi Darlington Fireworks Spectacular – Sunday 5th November
The Northern Echo Arena set to bring Fireworks back to Darlington
Fireworks will return to Darlington this November as the Northern Echo Arena announce details of a huge display to be held on Sunday 5th November. Spectators will be able to watch the display from the comfort of their seats inside the Arena, as well as enjoying live bands from a huge stage.
Tickets for November’s event will go on sale on Wednesday 27 September. These will be available from both the Arena and the Dolphin Centre, and will also be on sale over the phone by calling the club on 01325 350267. Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, £4 for U16s and £20 for a family ticket of 2 adults and up to 2 children. A limited number of parking passes will be available priced at £5 each.
Key Event Information:
Aldi Darlington Fireworks Spectacular Sunday 5th November Northern Echo Arena Gates open at 5pm
Tickets: Adults £8 U16s £4 Family: £20 Parking: £5
On sale Wednesday 27th September
How to Buy: In person: Northern Echo Arena & Dolphin Centre Ticket Hotline: 01325 350267.
Bonfire and firework displays/parties make events exciting and memorable, but misuse can cause annoyance and anxiety to neighbours and their pets. You can still have a good time whilst not disturbing others by following a few simple rules:
- inform those nearby (particularly elderly people or people with children and animals) that you are letting off fireworks. This prepares people and allows them to make arrangements to be elsewhere or to have their pets sedated if necessary
- Let fireworks off in an open area as far away from buildings as possible
- avoid buying really noisy fireworks and let the noisier ones off early into the display
- control the level of any music and behaviour – remember that loud music and people attending the display can also cause disturbance
- remember – what goes up must come down! Clean up any firework debris after the display
- don't forget to follow the fireworks code [external link]
Anyone intending to have fireworks at a private party or organised display should be aware that it is illegal to let fireworks off between 11pm and 7am. The start of the curfew is later for some occasions when fireworks have traditionally been used for religious or cultural events - these include Diwali Night (usually in October/November), Chinese New Year (usually in January/February) and New Year's Eve when the curfew will not start until 1am.
On Bonfire Night (November 5) the curfew will begin at midnight.
The Police enforce these powers and you may receive a fine of £5000 or 6 months in prison if you break the law.
In some cases a Licence or T.E.N may be required from the Council. It is also illegal for retailers to sell fireworks that are louder than 120 decibels.
Information about keeping pets safe [external link]