All The Fireworks: Plymouth and Flambards

 

Last week we went to watch the fireworks at Flambards in Helston and we also then went the next day to watch the British Fireworks Championships in Plymouth.

 

Fireworks Flambards Helston

Flambards Helston fireworks

 

We go to the Flambards fireworks every year as a family, the boys love the rides there and usually they can go on the hornet rollercoaster a ridiculous amount of times, whilst we sit drinking hot chocolate. This year though, Flambards was the busiest that I have ever seen it, so there was a lot more queuing than riding. We all still had a great night though.

 

Flambards ride

 

The boys are on the ride above about to hang upside down, they have become such adrenaline junkies since our Universal Studios holiday last year.

 

The fireworks at Flambards were some of the best that we’ve seen there, if you fancy watching some there yourself, they’re on every Monday and Wednesday every week in August. They’re usually on the same days of the week every year.

 

Flambards - orange fireworks

 

Flambards Fireworks

 

We tend to go on our own to the Plymouth fireworks, partly as it’s nice to do something as a couple – our first date was to watch fireworks, as we both love them – and partly because the boys aren’t anywhere near as patient as we are about waiting around for things.

 

Si and I are perfectly happy to sit and watch the boats and kayaks on the water whilst we wait for dark, we got a prime spot to sit near the yacht club this year. There’s so much space to sit or stand to watch the fireworks, which is just as well as tens of thousands of people come to see them every year apparently!

 

Ferry Plymouth fireworks

 

The fireworks are set off from the Mountbatten breakwater, so you can see them from the Hoe and a huge amount of other areas around there.

 

There is usually music, a fairground and lots of places to get food and drink up on the Hoe. If you decide to watch them and you haven’t been before, it’s a good idea to arrive early on as the roads can get busy and the car parks very full.

 

Boats Plymouth

 

The British Fireworks Championships are held every year in Plymouth on two nights in August, as far as I’m aware it’s always within the first two weeks of August. If you bookmark the British Fireworks Championships website, it gets updated every year with the planned dates for the next championships and details about who is competing on which night.

 

British Fireworks championships

 

I love watching the Plymouth fireworks, as they are always of a really high professional standard and being released over the water, you also get a whole rainbow of colours reflected off the water.

 

Rainbow sea Plymouth

 

Plymouth colourful fireworks

 

Plymouth fireworks over the water

 

I’m already looking forward to next year’s championships!

 

Stevie x

 

We were sent an invitation to visit Flambards for the fireworks without any expectation to feature our visit.
**To comment on this blog you do not need to leave your name, email address or website if you don't wish to. Any information entered will remain private and will not be shared with anyone other than the site owner.
Share:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.