Portsmouth tonight will be dishing out an early pyro fix for visitors and locals as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the White Ensign Association.
Founded in 1958 by the Royal Navy and the city of London, the association was set up as an advice service for the workforce of Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Queen Alexandra’s Naval Nursing Service, Former Women’s Royal Naval Service, their respective reserves and families.
Over the years it has developed and expanded and today offers one to one guidance for all Royal Navy personnel past and present along with the reserves and their families in all manner of issues. If they cannot help themselves directly then they point people in the right direction to organisations that can.
The base will not be open to the public, but the lighting of the skies will be visible for all to see across Portsmouth. The lighting will be on Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 19:40pm and the show will last roughly around 10 minutes.
WHAT: SAFARI PARK ADVENTURE WITH FIREWORKS
WHERE: WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK, BEWDLEY, WEST MIDLANDS DY12 1LF
WHEN: SATURDAY 10TH AND SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2018
COST: SATURDAY £14.40 – FROM 3 YEARS TO ADULT & SUNDAY £13.60 – FROM 3 YEARS TO ADULT (UNDER 3S FREE)
This weekend sees the return of the Safari Park Adventure which features fabulous fireworks.
There is a firework display which lasts around 16 -20 minutes and is the responsibility of Jubilee Fireworks who are one of the primo professional display teams in the UK today.
The event brings together wildlife and fireworks and there are events throughout from when it opens at 1pm.
The following are taking place:
• ICE AGE
• LAND OF THE DINOSAURS
• LORIKEET LANDING (RAINBOW LORIKEET ARE A TYPE OF AUSTRALIAN PARROT)
• CREEPY CRAWLIES – SPIDERS AND INSECTS
• MARK O’SHEAS REPTILE WORLD
• AFRICAN VILLAGE
• SEA LION SHOW
There are a number of food and drink concessions on site so you don’t have to go hungry and if you do wish to use all the rides, the cost is £21.00 per person from 3 years plus.
The Park is open from 1pm and the Bonfire will be lit at 5.45pm and the fireworks are due to start at 6.30pm
WHAT: SEAFRONT FIREWORKS
WHY: WEEKLY FIREWORK EVENT
WHERE: SOUTHEND PIER
WHEN: 6TH OCTOBER – 17TH NOVEMBER 2018
I absolutely love going to the seaside off season – it always lends a sense of peace but this time of year, if you are positively yearning for the familiar thud and crackle of fireworks then get yourself along to Southend Pier for your much-needed pyro fix.
You can spend the day there with lots to see and do including the Sealife Adventure, seafront amusements, Adventureland and much more. Stroll along the longest pier in the WORLD at 1.34 miles, it extends out into the Thames Estuary. Originally built in 1829 in wood, over the years, the sheer visitor numbers had impacted on the wooden pier so it was replaced with an iron one in 1887.
The fireworks are part of the ‘Southend Bid’ for 2018. Every penny raised as a result of this initiative goes to creating a strong and safe environment for visitors and locals alike helping to stress the importance of recycling, keeping the Town clean and improving on the overall shopping experience for locals and visitors alike.
Go along, show your support and fill yourselves up on delicious fish and chips and lots and lots of donuts!