Remember, remember ...

We are delighted to welcome back our annual bonfire and fireworks in the garden with a blazing bonfire and two spectacular firework displays, including an early display for little ones.

Our blazing bonfire – lit at the earlier time of 6:30pm - will set the mood for an exhilarating evening of entertainment for visitors of all ages.

Wrap up warm and join us for a range of family fun entertainment plus a selection of delicious food from hog roasts to churros and sweet treats. Treat yourself with a glass of mulled wine or cider - the ultimate winter warmers.

Bonfire fright night on Halloween

As well as a traditional bonfire, enjoy a ‘frightful’ night on Sunday with spooky entertainment and face painting, plus Halloween themed firework displays and music – two wonderful autumn family events rolled in to one!

Event details

£16 adult, £10.50 child (age 4–16 inclusive) | 6pm onwards

Saturday 30 October is sold out.

Gates open: 6pm
Lighting of the bonfire: 6.30pm
Children's firework display: 7.30pm
Grand finale firework display: 8.15pm
Entertainment finishes: 9.30pm

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.

Dinner with bonfire and fireworks

Dinner with bonfire and fireworks is sold out.


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.

5. What refreshments are available?

Flora's Temple Tea Shop will be serving pulled pork rolls and hot soup and there will be a cart serving mulled wine and cider, both until the main fireworks begin at 8.15pm.

The Carriage House Cafe will remain open until 6pm serving pulled pork baguettes and hot soup.

The Park picnic shop will be open until 6.30pm serving a variety of sandwiches, snacks and hot drinks.

6. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

7. Do children pay?

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.

8. When will tickets from online bookings be sent out?

Tickets will be posted out in waves from October 2021 up to the week before the event. All tickets purchased up to midnight 25 October 2021 will be posted. Tickets booked from 26 October onwards will need to be collected from the North Gate box office on the night.

9. What's the last day for booking tickets online?

Online booking will be available until 11.59pm the day before the event, after which tickets will be available on site at till points and at the entrance to the event, subject to availability.

Please note that this event is extremely popular and may sell out before the night of the event.

10. What if I have lost my tickets?

Chatsworth does not accept responsibility for the loss of tickets.

11. Can I bring gazebos, tents, barbecues or awnings?

Barbecues, gazebos, tents, awnings and Chinese lanterns are not permitted.

12. Can I take photographs?

Photography is permitted for non-commercial purposes.

13. Can I bring a dog?

It is not suitable to bring your dog to this event.

14. Is there discount for groups?

There are no group discounts for Bonfire and fireworks.

15. What is the Cavendish dinner menu

The menu for the combined dinner and bonfire ticket is:

Main course

Estate braised beef in a rich Chatsworth ale gravy with a champ mash and garden vegetables
Pan-seared sea bass with roasted red peppers, tomato fondue, sweet & sour aubergine and olive caramel (GF)
Wild mushroom gnocchi with a tomato & red pepper coulis (VE)


Chocolate and clementine mousse cake with a citrus mascarpone
Apple and blueberry filo tart with elderflower & lime sorbet (VE)
Coffee and homemade flapjack

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We have a collection of hotels, inns, cottages and restaurants on and around the Chatsworth Estate that will make your visit that little bit more comfortable and special. Visit the Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants website to find out more and to book online.

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