28 & 29 October | 6.00pm - 9.30pm
We are delighted to welcome back our annual bonfire and fireworks weekend.
Taking place in the garden, we'll be lighting a blazing bonfire and staging two spectacular fireworks displays, including an earlier display designed especially for our youngest visitors.
Wrap up warm and join us for a range of entertainment suited to all ages. You can also tuck into a selection of delicious food, from tasty hog roasts to churros and sweet treats.
Round it off with a seasonal glass of mulled wine or cider - the ultimate winter warmers.
Bonfire fright night on Halloween
On Saturday 29 October, as well as a traditional bonfire you can also enjoy a ‘frightful’ night with spooky Halloween themed entertainment, firework displays and music – two wonderful autumn family events rolled in to one!
Gates open: 6.00pm
Lighting of the bonfire: 6.30pm
Children's firework display: 7.30pm
Grand finale firework display: 8.15pm
Entertainment finishes: 9.30pm
Dinner plus bonfire and fireworks
Adults: £47.50 | Children: £22.50
For those wishing to make the evening even more memorable, there is the opportunity to add a delicious meal served in the Cavendish Restaurant to your bonfire and firework tickets.
The Cavendish Restaurant will be open between 5pm and 7pm, advance bookings only.
Braised blade of beef, roasted root vegetables, creamed potatoes with a rich shallot and pancetta jus
Roasted butternut squash & rocket risotto, herb mascarpone and brioche croutons (v)
Followed by Bakewell tart served with clotted cream
Chatsworth sausage and creamy mash followed by Chatsworth chocolate brownie and ice cream
The event is located in the garden accessible via generally flat, wide paths. An accessible viewing area on firm ground is near the bonfire, separate from the South Lawn.
Mobiloo will be at Chatsworth during the event near the accessible viewing area. Learn more about Mobiloo.
Please check our bonfire frequently asked questions below.
- 1. Will the bonfire still take place if the weather is poor?
The bonfire will take place whatever the weather, so please come prepared for all weather conditions. The only exception to this is where weather conditions pose a risk to health and safety. In this situation, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the event.
If high winds occur during the event, we reserve the right not to light the bonfire, if we believe it poses a safety risk. If this situation arises, but the fireworks do take place, no refunds will be offered.
- 2. Where do I park to attend the event?
The main car park at Chatsworth will be open during the events for anyone with a valid ticket for the bonfire and fireworks. Please note that parking in other, undesignated areas of the park, is not permitted.
- 3. What time do the performances start?
The gates will open at 6pm; entertainment will begin and food will be served from this time.
- 4. Does my ticket include admission to the garden during the day?
No, tickets include admission to the garden from 6pm. You can also buy day tickets to the garden here.
- 5. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- 6. Do children need a ticket?
Children aged 3 and under get into the bonfire for free and do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 to 16 inclusive will need to purchase a ticket for the event at the prices quoted above.
Children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all attractions and organised events. Accompanying adults are responsible for supervising the children in their care at all times.
- 7. When will tickets from online bookings be sent out?
This year, all tickets will be sent electronically once the booking has been confirmed and your payment processed.
You must have your booking confirmation either printed out or clearly visible on a phone when you arrive. You will need to hold it up to the window of the car park booth so that it can be validated.
- 8. What's the last day for booking tickets online?
Online booking will be available until 11.59pm the day before the event.
On the day of the event - subject to availability - tickets will be available on site at till points and at the entrance to the event.
Please note that this event is extremely popular and is likely to sell out. You are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
- 9. Can I bring gazebos, tents, barbecues or awnings?
Barbecues, gazebos, tents, awnings and Chinese lanterns are not permitted.
- 10. Can I take photographs?
Photography is permitted for non-commercial purposes.
- 11. Can I bring a dog?
It is not suitable to bring your dog to this event.
- 12. Is there a discount for groups?
There are no group discounts for Bonfire and fireworks.
Looking for somewhere to stay?
We have a selection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth estate that will make your visit even more special. Visit the Derbyshire Hotels & Restaurants website to find out more and to book online.