Remember, remember ...

We are delighted to welcome back our bonfire and fireworks this year in the garden - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with ‘an extraordinary voyage into space,’ including 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 and jacket potatoes to churros and sweet treats. Treat yourself with a glass of mulled wine or cider - the ultimate winter warmers.

Event details

£16 adult, £11 child (age 4–16 inclusive) | 6pm onwards

The bonfire and fireworks is held on:

  • Saturday 2 November - SOLD OUT
  • Sunday 3 November - 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

Dinner with bonfire and fireworks

Adult £42.50 | Restaurant opens 5.45pm

Buy combined two-course dinner in the Cavendish and bonfire and firework tickets. View the menu below under question 15.

Dinner with bonfire tickets 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 is open for tea, coffee, snacks and ice cream. We will also have estate farm shop burgers, including traditional bonfire catering, plus a bar serving beers and spirits.

The Carriage House restaurant will remain open until 6pm on 2 and 3 November 2018.

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 2019 up to the week before the event. All tickets purchased up to midnight 27 October 2019 will be posted. Tickets booked from 28 October onwards will need to be collected from the North Gate box office on the night. Please call the Chatsworth bookings office on 01246 565 430 if you have any questions.

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
Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop beef bourguignon with wholegrain mustard mash and roasted root vegetables
Pan fried Hake fillet with champ mash and sautéed garden greens
Portobello mushroom, sweet potato and stout open tart with beetroot puree, seasonal vegetables (v)

White chocolate and cinder toffee cheesecake
Glazed apple tart with cinnamon cream

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 our website to find out more and to book online.

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