Spectacular fireworks will be a treat

Round Table-organised fireworks displays are taking place in Alnwick and Rothbury this weekend.
Round Table-organised fireworks displays are taking place in Alnwick and Rothbury this weekend.

Amazing fireworks will be lighting up the night sky during organised displays in north Northumberland and families are being encouraged to attend.

Alnwick and District Round Table is behind the spectacle at the town’s rugby club on Saturday.

The event kicks off at 6.30pm, with the main display starting at 7.30pm. There will be a licensed bar.

Entry at the gate is £5, U16s £3 and U4s free. Dogs on a lead are allowed.

Parking is available on the night at Willowburn Sports Centre or the car park at Homebase, but people are encouraged to come into the rugby club to support the event.

For more information, visit the Alnwick Round Table Fireworks page on Facebook.

Rothbury’s display has been organised by Coquetdale Round Table and takes place at Cragside on Sunday.

Gates open at 5pm, with the display starting at 6pm.

For more information, call Coquetdale Round Table chairman Simon Caple on 01669 621173.

Both events are raising money for local good causes and are just two displays being organised by Round Tablers throughout the land.

David Barley, chief executive of Round Table, said: “This is our 42nd year of organising firework displays across the UK and our Tablers are gearing up to make sure visitors are kept safe and entertained from start to finish.”

Clennell Hall Country Hotel, near Alwinton, is holding a display on Saturday.

Gates open from 6pm with the display to follow. Entry is free and there will also be a hog roast, soft drinks and bar. Call 01669 650377 for more information.

Tonight, a bonfire is being lit (6pm), followed by fireworks (6.30pm) at Elsdon village green. There will be refreshments.