Event details

This year our bonfire and fireworks evenings will take place on the following dates:

Friday 1 November
Saturday 2 November

Gates open at 6pm

Join us in the garden for a blazing bonfire, family entertainment and two spectacular fireworks displays, including an earlier display designed especially for our youngest visitors.

You can also tuck into a selection of seasonal food, from hog roasts to churros and sweet treats. Round it off with a glass of mulled wine or cider – the ultimate winter warmers.

Event timings

Gates open: 6.00pm
Lighting of the bonfire: 6.45pm
Children's firework display: 7.45pm
Grand finale firework display: 8.30pm
Entertainment finishes: 9.15pm

Pre-bonfire dinner

Adults: £55.00 | Children: £25.00

For those wishing to make the evening even more memorable, there is the opportunity to add a seasonal two-course meal served in the Cavendish Restaurant off the Stables courtyard to your bonfire and firework tickets when you checkout. 

The Cavendish Restaurant will be open between 5pm and 7pm, advance bookings only.

Adult menu

Braised blade of beef, roasted root vegetables, creamed potato and a rich shallot and pancetta jus, or

Roasted butternut squash and rocket risotto, herb marscapone and brioche croutons.

Bakewell tart with clotted cream, or

Chocolate and blood orange tart.

Children's menu

Chatsworth sausage and creamy mash

Chatsworth chocolate brownie and ice cream

Please contact us to enquire about vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free alternatives and other dietary queries. 


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. We regret that chairs are not permitted at this event. 


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 chairs?

We do not allow chairs of any kind at this event. As the event takes place at night in the outdoors, chairs are trip hazards. 

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

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

11. Can I take photographs?

Photography is permitted for non-commercial purposes.

12. Can I bring a dog?

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

13. Is there a discount for groups?

There are no group discounts for Bonfire and fireworks.

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