We had a wonderful Bonfire Night, choosing to go to an event we have not been to before. Every year there are new events popping up, which is great as it gives us more choice.
We decided to go to Milford Haven Marina for the Round Table Firework display. This meant that there was no bonfire, but that was ok. I am not keen on fireworks and the loud noises, but after Mummy put my Spider Man warm bobble hat on me, and big sis Lea promised I could wear her earphones to listen to some music, I felt happier.
The day was very cold, and it started raining on and off, but we planned on still going. Mummy, Lea and I went to Haverfordwest to do some shopping, and had a lovely tea in Wetherspoons.
We met up with my cousin, M and his girlfriend and headed over to Milford.
It was raining hard now and freezing cold. We decided to park at the nearbyTesco, knowing we could walk back to the car whenever we wanted to.
The Marina was really busy – as was the car park, we arrived at 6.30pm and there were lots of spaces though. We walked across to the Marina, and spotted a free table in one of the cafes. After walking past and seeing the other cafe was jam packed, we quickly went back to the first cafe and grabbed the table. Mummy had a coffee, and Lea a hot chocolate whilst M had some chips.
We wandered around the Marina to the busy part where there were a couple of fairground rides, some stalls and further round, a stage. This area was crowded but there were no acts on the stage so we started to headed back. M bought me a fab light up gun and we spotted some fireworks right at the end of the Marina where the big ships and tankers come in. We realised that these were THE fireworks, but they were rather a long way away. I was very happy as it meant the bangs were far way too!
They were very pretty, but there was no big wow factor, or countdown or anything.
For us it was the perfect Firework Night because:
*Being at the Marina there were no muddy fields to tramp through.
*We could sit inside a warm cafe for a drink – all the cafes were open serving lots of different food.
*Entry was free – we gave a donation to the collectors.
*We could walk back to the car when we wanted.
*For me, the fireworks being a little further away was great!
The event started at 4.30pm, and we did wonder what we would have done had we come earlier. The couple of rides that were there were £2.50 a turn! We know there were some acts appearing on the stage, but it was too cold to hang around.
The fireworks were a little late at 8.10pm and with no announcement or countdown could have easily been missed.
All in all, it was a great event – especially for free. We would definitely think about going back next year.
How was your Bonfire Night?