I'm a complete sucker for anything that is bright and sparkles, be it fairy lights or fireworks - I love them and I make it my mission every November to try and see as many firework displays as possible! Simply because I like them and there is nothing better than the smell of burning sparklers and knowing it's almost Christmas. So I thought this year I'd put together a guide to the North East's firework displays featuring some of the best!
Gosforth, Saturday November 3, Broadway West Playing Fields, Gosforth.
Now it's always kind of hard to find a Bonfire Night Fireworks Display that still has a bonfire but Gosforth keeps up the tradition with the bonfire lit at 7pm followed by fireworks and as always hot food and children's entertainment will be available.
Adults £3, children £1.
Jesmond, Sunday November 4, Newcastle Cricket Club
If you didn't catch or get enough firework fix the night before catch Jesmond's on Sunday with gates open from 5pm and the firework display starting at 7pm.
Adults £6 (£3 in advance), children £4 (£2 in advance). You can get tickets from most local cafe's and businesses.
Ashbrooke Cricket Club, Sunderland
Sunderland, Ashbrooke Sports Ground, West Lawn, November 5.
This is one of my favourite displays partly because my flat used to overlook it and it has a real community / family feel. Gates open at 6pm and the fireworks commence at 7.30pm.
Nissan, Sunderland. Saturday 03 Nov 12.
An infamous display which I've never been to but everybody raves about! Gates open at 5.30pm and the fireworks commence at 8pm. This isn't just your usual fireworks display, it features a Winter Market, Food festival and various beer and ale tents!
Tickets are £5 per person; Concessions for Nissan employees; Under 5s go free.
Beamish Hall Guy Fawkes Celebration, Durham
Beamish Hall Guy Fawkes Celebration, Saturday 3 November.
A real traditional bonfire and fireworks celebration in the grounds of Beamish Hall! Hot food and a BBQ will be available in the stables courtyard as well as live music at 8.30pm!
Tickets are free apparently and the event lasts from 7pm till 11pm.
Police and Fire Service Bonfire Night, Beamish, Durham
Police and Fire Service Bonfire Night, Beamish Museum. Monday November 5th.
Beamish like me obviously couldn't get enough fireworks and are also hosting the Police and Fire Service Bonfire Night - probably one of the safest displays in the region! Gates will open to visitors at 6.00pm, with the Bonfire being lit at 7.00pm. The firework extravaganza starts at 7.30pm.
Price: £4 per person (under 3s admitted free).
Tickets can be bought online at Beamish Museum or telephone 0191 370 4000
I'd be on forever if I wrote about every single display in the North East but here are six which will be happening over the next few days to keep you entertained! I hope you enjoy and remember to email me photos if you go to any.