Things to do in your local area this Halloween/ Bonfire night? PRIZES TO BE WON

(75 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-13 10:43:53

Hi all,

From pumpkin carving to ooooooohh - aaahhhhhhing at the fireworks, do you know what's on this half-term in your area?

If so, then please do share with other MNetters in your locality, if not then do check out the listings in your area for some great ideas.

Also, if you have a business or know someone who does, then please do list the business/class/event FOR FREE in our local listings.

All of those who upload a listing/event/class to their local , and post a link back to it on this thread, will have their names put into a witches hat and the winner/s will receive a fabulous prize from the goody cupboard here at MNHQ.

Happy Halloween thlgrin and thanks in advance.

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 11:14:07

Spooktastic fun in Oxfordshire for the children- millets farm famed "maize maze" becomes scary


MrsPnut Wed 30-Oct-13 11:20:59

I did put a listing on a few days ago fireworks in Waddington

DreamlessSleep Wed 30-Oct-13 11:48:52

There is a Halloween Special Ghost Walk at the Kings Arms Hotel,High East St, Dorchester, Dorset starting at 8pm ob thurs 31st of oct.

Also monkey world are doing free entry if you are dressed in fancy dress on thursday 31st again.

DreamlessSleep Wed 30-Oct-13 11:52:50

Forgot links ghost walk:

and monkey world:

Edenbridge, Kent - float parade through the high street, followed by burning the guy who just happens to be Katie Hopkins this year. One not to missed grin Then the fireworks. All starts at 6pm.

Sorry can't find a link.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-13 12:09:44

Hi all,

Thanks for these, can you list them in your local you can find it here and then link back to the listing you uploaded here on this thread and we will pop your name in the hat.

Thanks very much.

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 12:14:49

Hi rebecca, I've linked my post on my local site- what do you mean link back? As in, copy and paste the local page that I've written on?

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 12:16:21

Like this? <no idea what I'm doing!!>

linky that I wrote

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-13 12:39:07


Like this? <no idea what I'm doing!!>

linky that I wrote

Ha! that's great but as in - this shameless listing for my local

Go to your local, top right big pink button called Add a listing click that and add the info and then send us a link once live. thlgrin

thanks thepear

Oh the one I just posted about is already on there sad

MVFS Wed 30-Oct-13 12:42:51

Forest School Halloween Fun on 31st October 11am - 3pm £12 per child. Phone 07811 087322 to book a place.

dahville Wed 30-Oct-13 12:55:25

I just posted to my local site: Building the Wicker Man

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 13:01:52

local site shameless plug Oxfordshire!

rebecca I did it, I did it! Technology has not beaten me!

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 13:02:24

Gah. I spoke too soon


ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 13:03:18


I can't get the link to work now! But it's there, I promise. With a picture and everything


ImATotJeSuisUneTot Wed 30-Oct-13 13:04:20

Why do i keep getting told 'access denied' ?

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 13:05:07

One last try before I get thrown off the board for making it alllllll about me and my trials of using the iPad....


RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-13 13:12:22


One last try before I get thrown off the board for making it alllllll about me and my trials of using the iPad....


It's fab, thank you and I fixed your other links too thlgrin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-13 13:13:09


Why do i keep getting told 'access denied' ?

Hi ImATotJeSuisUneTot,

Where do you see that message? - can you send a link?

ThePearShapedToad Wed 30-Oct-13 13:15:52

brew for rebecca and her magic computer fixing skills

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Wed 30-Oct-13 13:46:39

It was underneath where the preview/post buttons are, its gone now and I can post my link.

Norden Bonfire!

Ta-da! grin

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Oct-13 13:47:22


It was underneath where the preview/post buttons are, its gone now and I can post my link.

Norden Bonfire!

Ta-da! grin

Hurrah! Thank you

and thanks for the brew too thlgrin

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Wed 30-Oct-13 13:49:24

Its on there three times now! Everytime it said access denied its posted it! Oooops.

mignonnette Wed 30-Oct-13 14:03:47

We are parading an effigy of Tom Peck (Independent writer) through the streets before placing him on top of a bonfire consisting of his cuttings.


TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 30-Oct-13 15:03:31
TeaAndCakeOrDeath Wed 30-Oct-13 15:09:20

Oh, I posted the wrong link <dunce>

The right one is here

Bristol FREE firework display - just off lodge causeway Barton field rugby ground. Big display last year
5th nov 7.30

LocalEditorSheffield Wed 30-Oct-13 18:22:20

Here is mine After Dark

I have asked the media bloke for a jpeg and also for tickets for a competition too!

threepiecesuite Wed 30-Oct-13 19:30:20

Fireworks event in St Helens

Hope I've done that right.

Mamafratelli Wed 30-Oct-13 19:51:20
Mamafratelli Wed 30-Oct-13 19:53:14

Oops posted it four times! I kept getting the error message too sorry.

Coffeechick Wed 30-Oct-13 20:26:18

There is a free fireworks display on the 3rd of November in Newham, Wanstead Flats, entre road starting at 5.30pm. The display starts at 6.30pm.

ladygoingGaga Wed 30-Oct-13 20:48:20

Free spooky Halloween treasure hunt in Portishead, registration from 4pm

EauRouge Wed 30-Oct-13 20:55:29

I've tried to post but got access denied as well. I find the listing really confusing- how can I give a review and star rating for an event that hasn't happened? Is there any way to simplify the way you enter events? I might do more then.

RubySparks Wed 30-Oct-13 21:13:25
98percentchocolate Wed 30-Oct-13 21:46:45

Eau if you select that "I own this business" when entering the details on the listing then it won't ask you to give a star rating. Hope that helps!

Young Farmers at play in Worcestershire - should be interesting

posting here

Is there a way to cross-link it to Herefordshire too (v. close to border) without re-entering it all?

HALLOsolohowyouWEEN Thu 31-Oct-13 01:13:37

Danson Park Fireworks display Bexleyheath/Welling Kent.

creepypenisreaper Thu 31-Oct-13 03:36:23
thekitchenfairy Thu 31-Oct-13 08:23:59

Got one!

Enchanted Woodland Halloween crafts, Wadebridge!

thekitchenfairy Thu 31-Oct-13 08:25:44
EauRouge Thu 31-Oct-13 08:48:17
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 31-Oct-13 09:28:38

Hi all,

Thanks for these, they are great - keep them coming.
You have until 5pm tomorrow (Friday the 1st) and then we will pick a winner.

Free digital firework display on Saturday in Brighton's Preston Park

The best fireworks display for miles around !! (seriously).

98percentchocolate Thu 31-Oct-13 13:04:06
TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Thu 31-Oct-13 13:27:53

i'm getting the 'access denied' message too sad

EauRouge Thu 31-Oct-13 13:31:36

I got that message but then it had posted anyway. Maybe that's why some people ended up with multiple posts.

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Thu 31-Oct-13 13:31:41
TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Thu 31-Oct-13 13:33:14

if scaring your family shitless is your bag... wink

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Thu 31-Oct-13 13:33:33
lilyloo Thu 31-Oct-13 16:24:04
DifferentNow Fri 01-Nov-13 14:38:40

Dunfermline Fireworks in Pittencrieff Park from 6pm on 5th Nov.

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 14:57:05

I have tried to post twice and have got the access denied to sad

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 15:00:58

marl pits Seems to have worked anyway

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 15:08:08

charity Bonfire
Tried again and got access denied message but it posted it.

lagoonhaze Fri 01-Nov-13 17:42:43
lagoonhaze Fri 01-Nov-13 18:10:23

lagoonhaze Fri 01-Nov-13 18:10:45

Those having problems try preview then post.

lagoonhaze Fri 01-Nov-13 18:11:31
creepypenisreaper Fri 01-Nov-13 18:12:55

lagoonhaze I think the competition is over anyway. Then again you may want to share links regardless

lagoonhaze Fri 01-Nov-13 18:18:48

Ah thanks for that Creepy I didn't notice!

ballstoit Fri 01-Nov-13 18:26:19

Don't think the competitions finished...bonfire night's not til next week smile

creepypenisreaper Fri 01-Nov-13 18:33:07


RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 31-Oct-13 09:28:38

Hi all,

Thanks for these, they are great - keep them coming.
You have until 5pm tomorrow (Friday the 1st) and then we will pick a winner.

billybear Fri 01-Nov-13 19:18:54

knutsford Cheshire the local scouts do a massive bonfire and firework display every year . very popular will be on Saturday the 2nd November. been every year for at least 40 years

LEDundeeAngusFife Sat 02-Nov-13 11:58:51

Thanks for that - I have listed some more Firework Displays in Fife and have the Dundee Fireworks Displays here]]

Any chance we could extend the closing date of the competition since a few people had technical issues yesterday? Would be a shame if folk miss out.

thekitchenfairy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:07:47

Three more links for Cornwall

thekitchenfairy Sat 02-Nov-13 18:09:48
VivaLeBeaver Sun 03-Nov-13 21:18:42

I tried to upload a listing, filled the form out and pressed post and got an Access Denied message.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 03-Nov-13 21:20:19

Mmm, think I've got round it by previewing it then posting it.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Nov-13 09:20:19

Hi all,

Thank you very much for this - the winners are:

ThePearShapedToad and TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl

Congratulations, we will PM you for your info.

Please do keep adding listings to your local area and many thanks for the feedback.

TheLeastAccomplishedBennetGirl Mon 04-Nov-13 09:37:06

Aw, thank you so much

Was having a pity party but this has cheered me up!


ThePearShapedToad Mon 04-Nov-13 20:48:08

Awwww thank you!! smile

First ever win from MN, cheered up a baaaaaad day!

lilyloo Mon 04-Nov-13 23:12:39

Woohoo at mnet cheering up a bad day smile Well done x

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