Bonfire Night

Saturday, 3rd November 2018

We are delighted to host our annual bonfire and firework display by the banks of river Wharfe in the shadows of the Priory Ruins. Wrap up warm, and be entertained by fire eaters and traditional fairground rides. The evening will end with a dazzling firework display.


£12.50 Adult

£8.00 Child 4 – 16 (children aged 3 and under are free of charge and do not require a ticket)

Gates open at 4:00pm

Fire lit at 6:00pm

Fireworks at 7:00pm


Useful Information

Park in Riverside Car Park.

Wear sturdy shoes and wrap up warm.

Fire eaters, jugglers will start at 5pm.

Hot and cold refreshments including alcoholic beverages will be available. There will be catering vans serving hot food.

Tickets will be sent out via post. Physical tickets must be produced on arrival at the car park kiosk and event entry gate to be granted entry. Email confirmations will not be accepted.

Bonfire event tickets allow free admission to the Bolton Abbey Estate from 4pm on the day.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Bolton Abbey does not accept responsibility for the loss of tickets.

It is not suitable to bring dogs to this event.

Visitors are welcome to take photographs for non-commercial purposes.

The bonfire takes place on the grass field next to the river Wharfe, adjacent to Riverside car park. There are no paths in this field.

The event takes place in the evening so it will be dark; please take extra care when walking around. Extra lighting will be provided but torches are advisable.

We will be doing our very best to ensure you are able to leave the site as quickly and as safely as possible, but please note that due to the nature of our site it may take up to an hour to do so.

Please note there will be filming taking place within the Bonfire arena and also a drone filming from above to ensure we capture some fantastic footage of the evening. By attending the event you are consenting to photographs and video footage being taken that may be subsequently used for promotional and advertising purposes on all media platforms.

For further information please read our terms and conditions.

Roadworks on the Estate

The B6160 from the Devonshire Arms to just south of the Village Car Park will be closed for essential drainage works on the highway from 10/09/18 – 24/09/18 (dates may be subject to change). The road is then expected to re-open on two way traffic lights for remaining work to be completed.

The Estate will be open as usual throughout the roadworks with access via Halton East (single track in places and should be driven with caution), Embsay and Eastby or further north via Burnsall.

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for current updates or visit the highways link for information