Our Bonfire Night 2016

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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.

Our Bonfire Night 2016

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.

Our Bonfire Night 2016

Our Bonfire Night 2016 (2)

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?

14 Comments

  1. Sounds like a lovely bonfire night! We’re really lucky as the local display is just across from us so we can see it from the garden! Bonus!

  2. We had a little garden display with friends as hubby was working and like you, I didn’t fancy kids in the dark in a field. Glad you had a good time
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  3. How wonderful to have a variety of options to choose from! My bonfire night was spent ignoring the sounds of the fireworks outside (being glad I’ve got laid back cats instead of those scaredicat dogs that freak out – my fb feed was full of ranting dog owners!), sipping wine and watching the American Horror Story. It was POURING down with rain and hail and our local bonfire still went on – brrrr! No one wanted to go outside, lol! Looks like you guys had a fab time at your event!
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  4. Looks like you all had a really fun time! We didn’t do anything this year.

  5. Sounds like my kind of bonfire, I am not big on fire works sometimes so I stayed in and just heard them go off like mad

  6. This looks like you had a great time! I was stranded on bonfire night after my train from Cardiff terminated halfway home due to rail issues – couldn’t even see fireworks, only hear them :(

  7. This looks like you had a great time! I was stranded on bonfire night after my train from Cardiff terminated halfway home due to rail issues – couldn’t even see fireworks, only hear them :(

  8. Looks like you had a great time, fireworks displays are always much better than trying to do them yourself x
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  9. Looks like you had a wonderful night!

    *ps love this style of blog! so cute that he can look back!
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  10. Unfortunately my Hubster was poorly over the weekend so we missed bonfire night

  11. Aww, it sounds like a fab fireworks night! It’s great entry was free and Cafes are close by! :) xx

  12. It looks like you had a lovely time! Free entry is always good :)
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  13. Looks like you all had a fab time. Nice. We didn’t do anything that night.

  14. Looks like a fun night! Love the photos as always!
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