Every year around Bonfire Night, Battersea Park hosts two firework displays, one for adults, and the other for children. This post tells you everything you need to know about Guy Fawkes night in Battersea Park.
Guy Fawkes Night in Battersea Park
The fireworks will take place on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th of November 2023
Battersea Park Fireworks are organised every year by Enable, on behalf of Wandsworth Council. Ticket sales help to raise funds to invest in services supporting the improvement of natural habitats, and community events in Wandsworth. The event is a two-night affair over a weekend, to cater to different age groups.
Saturday Night – Gates Open from 6pm
In 2023, Bonfire Night will have extended hours, staying open until 11pm for Saturday ticket holders. The event includes access to Bonfire Village, featuring a new street food market with autumnal street eats, mulled wine, and craft beer.
The fireworks display is scheduled for around 8:10pm, but you can enjoy live music and DJs late into the evening. Plan to arrive early to fully experience the event.
More Information: The Saturday night event is geared towards adults. There is a spectacular fireworks display, traditional bonfire, live music, and plenty of food stalls selling hot food like hot dogs and burgers. Evolution London is also transformed into a German ‘Bierkeller’, with a beer hall, live band, and bumper cars. After the fireworks you can attend the Battersea Bierkeller Afterparty, which goes on until midnight.
Sunday Night – Gates Open from 5pm
Sunday night offers an earlier start time of 5pm. There will be glow-in-the-dark merchandise, sweets, children’s discos, shows, and entertainment at WhizzBang Wonderland.
Special guests Bluey and Bingo, the beloved blue-heeler pups, will perform joyful shows in the WhizzBang Wonderland tent before Sunday’s fireworks display.
The event boasts classic fairground rides, including Dodgems, Waltzer’s, and a Ferris Wheel.
Sunday’s fireworks display is set to begin around 7:10pm.
More Information: The Sunday event is more family-oriented and has a virtual light display instead of a huge bonfire. There are also less loud explosions, and an earlier start time, which is better suited to young children.
What time are the fireworks in Battersea Park?
- Saturday night – gates open at 6pm and close at 8pm. The fireworks start shortly after, between 8pm-8:30pm.
- Sunday night – gates open at 5pm and close at 7pm. The main display starts between 7pm-7:30pm.
Tip: Last year after the Saturday night show, we found it impossible to get onto a bus because of the crowds. I recommend walking to Battersea Power Station tube station and taking the Northern Line to get home.
Will there be Food and Drinks?
Every year there are plenty of food stalls, with warming winter food, as well as mulled wine and soft drinks.
Photographs from Previous Years
Below are some of the photographs, and a video I took at fireworks night in 2022. That year the display was delivered by Titanium Fireworks, who also do the firework display by the river Thames for London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Video from 2022
How to Get Tickets to Guy Fawkes Night in Battersea Park
Tickets normally go on sale at the end of September. You will need to buy advance tickets, because you can’t get them on the gate. To be the first to find out about ticket sales, and latest news about the event, sign up to the Battersea Fireworks Newsletter.
This post was about Guy Fawkes Night in Battersea Park
Thank you for reading my post about Guy Fawkes Night in Battersea Park. I think the display in Battersea is one of the best fireworks displays in south London. The event happens every year on the weekend closest to the fifth of November.