Fireworks - Visitor Information

Family Events

02 November 2023

The Night of Colours Fireworks Evening at Fontwell Park Racecourse on Saturday 4th November is fast approaching, with tickets still available to purchase here. Below is some useful information to help you prepare ahead of the event.


Gates open at 4.00pm

The funfair will be open from 4.00pm – 8.00pm

The fireworks display will start at 7.00pm

Food and drink outlets & funfair remain open until 8:00pm

The event finishes at 8.00pm


This will be an extremely busy event so please allow extra time to travel to and from the racecourse. Due to limited parking and on wet ground, we advise people to car share where possible, make use of public transport and taxis or walk if you can. 

The racecourse is easily accessed by public transport with the Stagecoach 500 bus operating from Littlehampton - Chichester. The bus arrives and departs from Fontwell Roundabout, a few minutes walk from the racecourse. You can view the bus timetable here. Please check local public transport timetables and taxi services before departing.

For updated train information and any planned disruption, please click here.


Please note that parking at the racecourse is on grass, and with a significant amount of rain recently and with further forecast ahead of the event, the ground is particularly soft. 

Parking is free on site but limited so will be provided on a first come first served basis, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment and any queues. Please inform the stewards on arrival if you require accessible car parking. 


Head over to the fun fair for some thrilling rides suitable for all ages and will operate on a pay-as-you-go basis, taking both cash and card payments. Please note that there are no cash machines on site. 


Please check the local forecast before departing and dress accordingly. We are expecting a considerable amount of rain so we advise you to wrap up warm, wear appropriate footwear and bring waterproofs as this is an outdoor event with limited indoor space.


A range of bars and food outlets are available serving tasty bonfire night snacks and drinks. A range of vegetarian and vegan food options will be available across the racecourse. Please be aware that no food, drink or picnics can be brought into the racecourse except in the case of a severe food allergy, in which we ask you to contact us directly to arrange bringing in your own food.


We take security and safety very seriously. There will be a strong security presence and you will be subject to a bag search on arrival.

We ask all visitors not to leave bags unattended and to report anything suspicious to a member of staff.



Please remember, the majority of food outlets and bars are card only but we advise you to also bring cash for the funfair rides. There are no cash machines on site so please bear this in mind. 


With the exception of Assistance Dogs, dogs are not permitted to enter the racecourse. In the interests of animal welfare, no dogs are permitted to be left in cars and Fontwell Park Racecourse politely request that all dogs are left at home.


At this event, no student, OAP or other concessions will be available.


For health and safety reasons, no sparklers or other lit fireworks can be brought into the racecourse.

Thank you for booking tickets and above all, enjoy your time at Fontwell Park Racecourse. For any other questions, please contact us.

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