The Village Bonfire and Firework Display has been running in the Village for the past 20 years or so. It has developed into one of the region’s biggest and best displays but still keeping its ‘Village’ feel. This is something the organisers strive to keep, a friendly, safe and real value for money event.
We have been extremely fortunate to have living within the Village a Fireworks expert (The Firework equivalent of The STIG, we call him ‘John’), ‘John’ has designed and developed fireworks over many years. John is also is a special effects expert making many effects for Theme Parks and Movies also designing and building the National Beacon in The Mall to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. He was also very much involved in the special effects for the Olympic opening ceremony. Visit his company website to see his skills in action. John and his team build all this expertise in – providing the Village with what many say is the best display they have ever seen.
5.30 p.m. Gates open (Refreshments available)
6.10p.m. Guy Competition Judging (Guys in place by 6.00 please)
6.20p.m. Guy Competition Prizes
6.30p.m. Electronic Lighting of the Bonfire by Guy Competition Winner
7.30p.m Firework Display – (This will depend on how far the Bonfire has burnt down, we don’t want to spoil the display with smoke blowing over the display)
After Fireworks – LIVE MUSIC – To avoid the Car Park Exit rush please stay and enjoy a pint and Burger, and warm yourself next to the Fire. Food and Bar prices will be reduced after the Fireworks.
The End – Please leave carefully and make sure you take your children…….
Discounted Advance Tickets
· Adults – £7.00
· Children (16 – 5 Yrs) – £3.00
· Under 5 Free
Advance Tickets are available from the following locations:
– Christian Malford Village Shop
– The Rising Sun, Christian Malford
– Chippenham Council Customer Services (Previous Tourist Office Town Hall next to Neeld Hall)
– Swindon Visitor Information Centre, Central Library, Regent Circus
On the Gate Ticket Prices
· Adults £10.00
· Children (16 – 5 Yrs) – £5.00
· Under 5 Free
There are two are strictly reserved for Disabled/Blue Badge Parking – We ask you to respect these areas for those that require it.
1. The parking area around the Village Shop, 52 Station Rd, Christian Malford, SN15 4BG
2. Parking at the Village Hall, Station Road, SN15 4BL
Anyone found parking without displaying the appropriate badges is liable to be clamped with a release fee of £100.00.
THERE IS PLENTY OF PARKING FOR ALL AT THE MAIN CAR PARK
You can park at the official Event Car Parks FREE OF CHARGE
Please follow the signs from the B4069 to the car park. There is NO Parking within the Village this Year, we will be closing the road by the entrance to the Recreation Ground.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COME INTO THE VILLAGE, YOU WILL CAUSE MAYHEM AND GET STUCK YOURSELF, USE THE CAR PARK PROVIDED – Can’t make it any clearer………
Access to the Recreation Ground
Please follow the pedestrian route from the car parks as directed.
There are Advance Ticket Express Entry Gates for ticket holders so please join the correct line and have your tickets ready. If you’re paying on the Gate please have the correct money as this will speed up your entry.
Free Sparklers for Kids. Please don’t bring your own as we don’t allow Sparklers among the Crowd for obvious reasons. Please use our Sparkler Area where you will be given Sparklers free of Charge, with safe lighting and area for the Children to use them. Please bring gloves for your children. Children must be supervised.
Please make sure your Guys are sat at the chairs in front of the Pavilion by 6.00 p.m. as Judging will take place at 6.10
The Winner gets to press the ‘Button’ to electronically light the Bonfire in a spectacular fashion.
There are also prizes for all that enter.
Bouncy Castles and Games
We also have Bouncy Castles and Traditional Fair Ground Games to entertain the Children (and Adults)
Lost and Found and First Aid
We have a Control Trailer located next to the marquee and St John’s Ambulance next to the Pavilion for any lost or found Children. Please advise your children of the location of the Control trailer or if you have lost children please report it here.
A superb BBQ cooked by the Friends of the School and Playgroup.
The WI are serving Hot Soup, Toffee Apples, Ginger Breadmen and of course their warming Mulled Wine and Cider.
We have a full Bar with Real Ales out of the Barrel all pulled by the Tug of War Team. If you just want a quick can of Beer, Lager Cider or Wine then we have ‘The Can Bar’ next to the marquee, this has a more limited choice of drinks but service is faster.
We also have a ‘Kids Bar’ selling soft drinks, Sweets and lots of flashing, Glowing and Spinning things, again at sensible prices.
Our special thanks to Christian Malford shop, The Rising Sun and Chippenham and Swindon Tourist Offices for all their help.
We hope you enjoy the event, please follow us on Facebook,‘Christian Malford Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular
Past Bonfire & Firework Nights
2016 – Watch the Show!
Just so you can see how things have developed here is 2010 Finale, followed by the 2011 Finale and a small sample of video clips of some of the Fireworks that you will experience here and here! There are many more clips on You Tube if you want to search….
Some of our previous Fireworks have been posted by followers on Facebook – many thanks for these.
Many thanks to Photographer Rick Martindale, who attended as a Spectator, for these photos.