November 5th can mean only one thing: fires, festivities and fireworks – otherwise known as Bonfire Night. As a one-night-only event, the evening of November 5th is always jam packed with festivities and, with so many options to choose from, it’s definitely worth planning your ideal Bonfire Night to ensure you don’t miss out on any festive fun. There are so many activities to enjoy on Bonfire Night and it can be difficult to narrow it down and organise your perfect evening, so to help you decide, we’re sharing some of our favourites. Whether you’d prefer to enjoy a bonfire in the park, watch fireworks from your window or host a garden party under the warmth of a patio heater, Bonfire Night is a fun celebration we can all enjoy so here are our top five Bonfire Night activities.
Visit a local bonfire
It wouldn’t be Bonfire Night without a trip to the local park and there’s a reason that so many of us usually head out on November 5th. Getting together with friends and family to enjoy the warm glow of a humungous bonfire is a great way to get involved with the local community and, while you could light your own mini-bonfire at home, bonfire events feature spectacular fireworks displays that are totally unlike anything you could create at home. Local bonfires are also a fabulous idea if you have young children or grandchildren because as well as the bonfire and fireworks, they also often feature fairgrounds, delicious foods and plenty to see and do! Visiting your local bonfire is a fun and convenient way to enjoy the bonfire spirit.
Make toffee apples
Bonfire night just isn’t the same without a sweet and spicy treat like a toffee apple and luckily, toffee apples are surprisingly easy to make! Requiring only sugar, golden syrup, vinegar and, of course, apples, you can have a delicious festive treat in no time at all. Quick and easy to make, toffee apples are an ideal way to get your kids or grandkids involved in some fun seasonal baking and, with some tasty sweet treats to enjoy at the end, it’s really a win-win situation. Despite being a really easy bake, toffee apples are a sure-fire bonfire favourite, so whether you’re visiting friends, hosting a bonfire or heading to the park, everyone will be glad to see that you’ve got toffee apples in tow.
If you usually host your own bonfire, an even easier treat than the classic toffee apple is the humble, but nonetheless delicious, toasted marshmallow. Simple, affordable and seriously delicious, toasted marshmallows are an essential part of the bonfire season. Toasted marshmallows require little to no preparation time but they’re a simple treat that is sure to brighten up any bonfire party. As a delicious sweet treat, toasted marshmallows are guaranteed to be a winner among children and adults alike and, because the perfect toasted marshmallow is so easy to achieve, they’re another great way to involve your kids in some fun festive activities.
Whether it’s a bonfire, fireworks or fairground lights, Bonfire Night is a holiday that’s all about light, so November 5th is the perfect time to enjoy the whimsical fun of a sparkler. It can be difficult to orchestrate a brilliant firework display at home, so sparklers offer a much easier, cheaper and safer way to indulge in some Bonfire Night fun. Particularly for young children, the bright flicker of a sparkler can provide an endless amount of fun making them the perfect addition to your bonfire festivities.
Enjoy your outdoor space with an outdoor patio heater
Although it can seem like November 5th is all about the bonfire, we think Bonfire Night is really all about getting outside and spending quality time with friends and family. So, with an outdoor patio heater, like the Ecostrad Sunglo, you can enjoy all the festivities of bonfire night, without needing to worry about maintaining a fire. Much like a classic bonfire, the Sunglo will ensure that your garden stays warm and toasty and because the Sunglo can be used as a freestanding or mounted heater you can tailor the position of your patio heater to suit your party. The Sunglo is a particularly effective heater for garden get-togethers because, with two outdoor heating outputs available, you can adapt the heater to suit the needs of your guests. Regardless of which heat output you choose, the Sunglo uses infrared heat to heat you directly and doesn’t waste energy by heating the space around you. Paired with sparklers, toffee apples and good company, your Sunglo outdoor heater will provide a consistent and comfortable level of heat to ensure that you’re toasty enough to enjoy all of your favourite bonfire festivities.
With plenty of Bonfire Night activities to choose from, all that’s left to do is put on your scarf, grab a toffee apple and head outside to enjoy all the festivities that November 5th has to offer.