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AIBU to think that this is too late? Fireworks

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pyjamaramadrama Thu 31-Oct-13 06:48:08

The local council are putting on the annual fireworks display in one of the big parks in the city. Along with a funfair.

It's Disney themed, so seems to be aimed at children. But it's on Tuesday night 8-10pm.

Ok so I know Tuesday is actually bonfire night, but aren't most kids tucked up on bed by 8 or soon after fit school the next day? Might have been better to be held on the weekend?

pyjamaramadrama Thu 31-Oct-13 06:49:34

Tucked up in bed for school.

BoundandRebound Thu 31-Oct-13 06:52:33

Depends on the children's ages and its clearly not designed for toddlers but for families after work

I'd keep an 8 year old plus up till 10 for a special occasion and they'd be fine

BoundandRebound Thu 31-Oct-13 06:53:38

Bonfire night is 5th November and not a convenient surrounding date - its immovable, like Christmas

bananananacoconuts Thu 31-Oct-13 06:55:42

Ooh what city are you in? Would love me some disney fireworks!

Artandco Thu 31-Oct-13 06:56:16

Sounds fine. Any earlier and hardly anyone will turn up as at work etc etc ( well here as most people I know work until 6/7pm)

LindyHemming Thu 31-Oct-13 06:58:33

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pyjamaramadrama Thu 31-Oct-13 06:58:56

Birmingham, thought it might have been better being held on Saturday.

I'm sure all the ones we went to as children were on the weekends.

I'm just annoyed that I won't be able to take ds 5.

livinginwonderland Thu 31-Oct-13 07:05:03

Well, most funfairs are aimed at older kids, not 5 year olds or toddlers. Most of them have height restrictions and you generally have to be about 8 or 9 to be able to ride.

I don't think 10pm is too late at all. It's only one night. We have fireworks displays around here tomorrow, Saturday and on Bonfire Night itself. I assume they couldn't have it at the weekend for financial reasons, or because there's another big display on the same night. No big deal.

mummytime Thu 31-Oct-13 07:06:25

Our local town ones are always on actual Bonfire night. They start with a big procession.
Despite living very close I think only one of my DC has been once, and that was with a friend. On the other hand we have been to the school ones several times, they are usually the Friday after the 5th.

kali110 Thu 31-Oct-13 07:25:21

Where in bham?know someone who would live that. Think a lit of people now finish work later so displays seem to be getting later. Think one off isnt so bad.

pyjamaramadrama Thu 31-Oct-13 07:42:55

Pyle Hayes park, does look pretty good.

GlitterFingers Thu 31-Oct-13 07:43:36

Ooo please let us know where it is I'm in Birmingham and it sounds good grin

GlitterFingers Thu 31-Oct-13 07:44:56

Ah thought it would be there hadn't heard it was Disney themed sounds amazing! My child's a baby so it's ok she won't have to be up for school wink

pyjamaramadrama Thu 31-Oct-13 07:49:44

Very jealous. I miss the pre school days.

It's quite far for me plus you have to get a shuttle bus then from parking.

pyjamaramadrama Thu 31-Oct-13 07:50:54

Yes on the city council website it says Disney themed with a surprise at the end.

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