Firework Champions 2024: Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Get ready for an electrifying evening at Hatfield House & Park as the much-anticipated Firework Champions event returns on the 10th of August, 2024.
With four sensational firework displays lined up against the majestic backdrop of Hatfield House, this promises to be an evening of unparalleled excitement and spectacle.
For years, the Firework Champions event has been synonymous with pyrotechnic excellence, and the 2024 edition at Hatfield House is no exception.
This prestigious event brings together the finest talent in the UK pyrotechnic industry, with each competing teams showcasing their skills with category 4 fireworks – the largest and most impressive available.
2024's Competing Teams
Star Fireworks: With a reputation for crafting breathtaking displays that push the boundaries of pyrotechnic artistry, Star Fireworks is ready to dazzle audiences at Hatfield House. Known for their creativity and precision, this team promises to deliver a performance that will leave spectators spellbound.
Ashdown Fireworks: Renowned for their innovative approach and attention to detail, Ashdown Fireworks is set to light up the night sky with their spectacular display. With years of experience and a passion for pyrotechnics, this team is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Selstar Fireworks Ltd: Bringing a touch of excitement and flair to the competition, Selstar Fireworks Ltd is ready to showcase their expertise with a display that will captivate and delight. With a focus on spectacle and impact, this team promises to deliver an unforgettable show.
Closing Display: Smart Pyrotechnics: As the event draws to a close, Smart Pyrotechnics will take centre stage with a stunning closing display that will leave a lasting impression on all who witness it. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of pyrotechnic artistry, Smart Pyrotechnics promises to end the evening with a bang.
Event Timings & What's On
With a jam-packed schedule of activities and entertainment planned, Hatfield House's Firework Champions event is set to be a great night for the whole family.
- Event Gates Open – 4 PM: The gates open, welcoming guests to the stunning grounds of Hatfield House. Arrive early to secure your spot and soak up the atmosphere before the festivities begin.
- Entertainment Starts – 4:30 PM: Get ready to be entertained with pre-show activities and performances for the whole family. From live music to children's entertainment, there's something for everyone to enjoy as the excitement builds.
- Gates Close (FINAL ENTRY) – 7:15 PM: Gates will close promptly at 7:15 PM for final entry. Make sure to arrive in plenty of time to avoid missing any of the action.
- Grab Your Seats & Relax – 7:45 PM: Take your seats and get comfortable as the main event approaches. Find the perfect vantage point to enjoy the evening's displays and prepare for an unforgettable show.
- Drone Show – 8:00 PM: Kick off the evening with a mesmerizing drone show, choreographed to music.
- Display Team 1, 2 & 3 BATTLE IT OUT – 8:15 PM: The competition heats up as the three competing teams – Star Fireworks, Ashdown Fireworks, and Selstar Fireworks Ltd – take to the stage with their spectacular displays. Watch as they battle it out for the title of Firework Champions.
- VOTE FOR YOUR WINNER! – 9:15 PM: After watching the displays, it's time for the audience to have their say. Text to cast your vote for your favourite display and help decide the winner of the Firework Champions title. Texts will be charged at normal rates and a limit of 1 vote per number is in place. Each voting number receives a text back with the results.
- Closing Display – 9:25 PM: As the night draws to a close, Smart Pyrotechnics takes center stage with a stunning closing display that will leave spectators in awe.
- Winner Announced – 9:35 PM: The moment of truth arrives as the votes are tallied and the winner of the Firework Champions title is announced to cheers and applause from the crowd.
- Event Finishes – 9:40 PM
Tips for Spectators: Making the Most of the Event
As you prepare for an unforgettable evening at the Hatfield House Firework Champions event, here are some handy tips to ensure you make the most of your experience:
Arrive Early: Beat the crowds by arriving at the event early. This will give you plenty of time to find parking, explore the venue, and secure a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.
Pack Essentials: Be sure to pack essentials such as blankets or chairs for seating, warm clothing in case the evening turns chilly, and snacks and drinks to keep you fueled throughout the event. Don't forget to bring a torch or flashlight for navigating your way back to your car after the show.
Picnic Space: Take advantage of the picnic space available at the event and bring along a delicious spread to enjoy before the fireworks begin. Whether you opt for a homemade picnic or grab something from one of the food vendors on-site, a pre-fireworks feast is the perfect way to kick off the evening.
Choose Your Viewing Spot Wisely: Scout out the best viewing spot before the show begins. Look for vantage points that offer an unobstructed view of the sky, away from trees or buildings that may obscure your sightlines.
Children's Entertainment: Keep the little ones entertained with the children's entertainment on offer. With plenty of activities to keep them busy, the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled evening together.
Stay Informed: Stay informed about any schedule changes or updates regarding the event. Follow the event's official social media channels or website for the latest information on timings, parking, and any additional entertainment or activities planned.
Plan Your Stay: If you're traveling from afar or simply want to make a weekend of it, consider camping near the event venue. Hatfield House offers park and stay on site, so if you have a campervan or motorhome you can stay on site after the show. Be sure to book your accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Check Out the Entertainment: Firework Champions events are more than just dazzling displays in the sky; they often feature a range of entertainment and activities to enjoy before the main show. From live music performances to food stalls serving up tasty treats, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Take some time to explore the event grounds and soak in the festive atmosphere before settling in for the fireworks extravaganza.
Stay Informed: Stay informed about event timings and any important updates by checking the official event website or social media channels. This will help you plan your day and ensure you don't miss out on any of the excitement.
- Respect the Environment: Help keep the event grounds clean and tidy by disposing of your rubbish responsibly. Use the designated bins provided and leave no trace of your visit behind. If you carried it there you can carry it away.
With these tips in mind, you're all set for an unforgettable evening of fireworks, entertainment, and fun at the Hatfield House Firework Champions event.
Tickets for the Hatfield House Firework Champions event are on sale now and can be purchased online through the official event website.
Adult Tickets (17+) are currently £25, down from £30.
Childrens Tickets (5-16) are currently £15, down from £20.
As well as your entry tickets you can also buy tickets for a Gazebo permit and Park & Stay.
Park & Stay tickets give you a designated space with a clear view of the displays. You will also have a space next to your vehicle to set up chairs and a picnic should you wish to do so. Meaning you don't need to take more than a few steps from your vehicle if you don't want to.
Whichever tickets or add-ons you need, be sure to book them as early as possible to secure your spot at this must-see event.
Getting to the Event & Parking
Hatfield House is conveniently located in Hertfordshire, making it easily accessible by various modes of transportation. Here are some options for getting to the venue:
- If you're driving to Hatfield House, the venue is situated near the A1(M) motorway, making it easily accessible from London and the surrounding areas.
- Simply enter the postcode AL9 5HX into your GPS or navigation app to be directed to the venue. Ample parking is available on-site, but it's advisable to arrive early to secure a parking spot, especially during busy events like the Firework Champions.
- General and disabled parking at Hatfield House's Firework Champions event is free. Each person in the car will need a valid entry ticket to the event.
- Hatfield railway station is the nearest train station to Hatfield House, located approximately 1.5 miles away.
- Regular train services operate from London King's Cross station to Hatfield, with journey times typically ranging from 20 to 40 minutes.
- From Hatfield station, you can either take a taxi or bus to Hatfield House, or if you prefer, it's a pleasant walk of around 30 minutes through the town and parkland.
- Local bus services run to and from Hatfield town center, with several bus stops located within walking distance of Hatfield House.
- Bus routes and schedules may vary, so it's advisable to check the local bus company's website or use a journey planner app to plan your route in advance.
By Bicycle or On Foot:
- For those looking to enjoy a more active journey, Hatfield House is accessible by bicycle or on foot via local footpaths and cycle routes.
- The venue is surrounded by picturesque parkland, making it a pleasant and scenic journey for cyclists and pedestrians alike.
Whichever mode of transportation you choose, be sure to plan your journey in advance to ensure a smooth and stress-free arrival at Hatfield House for the Firework Champions event.