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Bonfire Night Celebrations in Monton, Eccles and Salford

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Hi there!

We’ve been a bit quiet on the old blogging front lately here at Padgetts – we’ve had a lot going on in the background (selling houses, that is), but it’s Bonfire Night and it seemed like as good a time as any to rejoin the world of social media… By sharing information on enjoying Bonfire Night celebrations in Monton, Eccles and Salford.

The team here are all (can you believe) undecided as yet as to exactly WHAT they will be doing to celebrate this 409 year old holiday, that traditionally is observed to give thanks that the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the House of Lords in London and to take King James I ‘s life failed.

As we see it, we have four options:

  1. Have a bonfire at home 
  2. Attend a local bonfire
  3. Go to somebody else’s bonfire and eat all the food
  4. Stay at home and be boring… but warm and dry 🙂

As I said, we are undecided… so we did a little research…

1. Bonfire Night at Home

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Whether you are having a bonfire at home or going to one, be safe using sparklers. (Image taken with thanks from

Really, its safer to attend a public event, however sometimes its nice to throw your own if you have the space and enough common sense to make sure the bonfire, fireworks and sparklers take place in a safe manner to ensure no accidents or danger to anyone.

The government have rules about having garden bonfires. Some main things you need to know:

  • Don’t burn waste or household rubbish in your bonfire
  • Ensure smoke from your bonfire does not endanger traffic (therefore if you live in a busy urban area you should probably think again about having a bonfire in your garden)
  • Neighbours can complain to the council about your bonfire – however this only applies if you have them frequently. If found guilty, you can be fined up to ÂŁ5,000.  If you stick to just on Bonfire Night, you’ll be fine… but still, keep it safe and sensible.

Click here to see more information on government rules about garden bonfires

Again, if you are spending Bonfire Night in your garden, use your common sense during your celebration. Ensure children are managed by a responsible adult at all times (especially near the bonfire and whilst holding sparklers – make sure they have gloves on!), make sure the bonfire is only burning dry material (no waste, cables, wet stuff etc) and keep the bonfire at least 5 times its height away from any buildings, fences or trees that could accidentally could ignite.

For a full list of what you can do to keep your home Bonfire Night celebrations as safe as possible, visit


2. Attend a public Bonfire Night celebration

With us being based in Monton, we have taken a look at Bonfire Night celebrations in Monton, Eccles and  Salford. Here is what we found:


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Some of the firework fire-power used at a previous Buile Hill Bonfire Night event (image taken with thanks from


Buile Hill Park – Eccles Old Road, Salford, M6 8GL 

This is a well staffed public bonfire in the heart of Salford, and has grown to be the biggest traditional Bonfire Night event in Salford, taking place in what has been dubbed “Salford’s favourite park” by some. Families can expect all the fun of the fair, bonfire and fireworks.

  • Gates open at 6.00pm
  • Bonfire lit at 7.00pm
  • Fireworks start at 7.30pm
  • Funfair until 9.00pm
  • Bag searches will be in operation at this event


Peel Park – Ram Street, Little Hulton

A smaller, more intimate event featuring a bonfire and fireworks in the park.

  • Bonfire lit at 7.00pm
  • Fireworks start at 7.30pm


Prince’s Park – Liverpool Road, Irlam M44

Another public Bonfire Night celebration that comes with a fun fair and fire show for the kids (and adults) to enjoy – this one takes place on Friday 7th November.

  • Funfair 6.30pm
  • Fire show at 7.00pm
  • Fireworks start at 7.30pm


If you are happy to travel a bit further afield, you could visit one of the biggest Bonfire Night celebrations in the region, taking place at Heaton Park, which is the biggest park in Manchester. On 5th November, families can expect a fun fair, fireworks, bonfire, and tasty treats to be on offer.

For more information on the Heaton Park public bonfire, click here (opens in a new window).


3. Go to somebody else’s bonfire and eat all the food

We’re working on it… How about you? Ahem… So what are your plans for Bonfire Night? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments… We won’t gatecrash, promise!


4. Stay at home, be boring…. but warm 🙂

Does exactly what it says on the tin!


Now you are in the know about Bonfire Night celebrations in Monton, Eccles and Salford, we’ll leave this post here, with high hopes that the weather holds… But remember, we’d love to hear about your Bonfire Night over on Facebook and Twitter, or in the comments.

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Wishing you all a very enjoyable Bonfire Night from Padgetts!