Roves Farm No BIG Bangs Fireworks and Bonfire Party 2018

Following on from the success of last year's fireworks event at Roves Farm I decided that we would once again don our welly boots and wrap up warm for another great night of entertainment. Tickets to the event sell like hot cakes so I wrote in the diary when they were due for release and hoped we'd get hold of some. When the day finally arrived we were setting off on our holiday to France so with laptop out on the boat we prayed for signal and thankfully were able to book our tickets. Then there was nothing else to do but wait for the wonderful day to come.


Roves Farm No BIG Bangs Fireworks and Bonfire Party 2018


When the tickets arrived there was a road closed notice also accompanying it. Having experienced this in the past too we knew exactly which roads to take instead. It turned out that family accompanying us that evening had no difficulty whatsoever getting to the place via the road that was said to be closed off so we used it on the way back home. We stopped twice on the way there one to fill up with fuel and the second for of course you guessed it a geocache that we didn't find.So when we arrived in the farmer's field we were soon making our way to the barn and had spotted my sister and mother had arrived too. A quick hello from the girls and they were off like a shot around the soft play they have on offer.




Provided within the ticket price is a hot dog and as the gitrls were hurtling down the slides. Some of the adults went off  to fill their tummies with the delicious grub on offer. We also got hold of tea before heading back out into the cold night again.

As the main event approached there were announcements as to what was going on over a microphone system. Sadly I was unable to make out what people were saying and caught only the odd word or two. I therefore decided it best to leave it to the rest of the family to make sense of what was being said and followed them as they made their way outside to the bonfire. Having been last year I was hoping it would be a case of heading to where we were then and this proved to be the case. We did so and had fun with the torches and light up things from Poundland on the way.



We were a tad slower getting to the front to see the bowmen draw their arrows and make the fire roar into life but hubby managed to capture a little of the action on our camera. Once it had come to life complete with burning Guy Fawkes we then turned around and headed for the firework display. As we did so we noticed pieces of the fire flying threw the air. Fortunately none of us were hurt by the debris but we did question what to do if we were - drop and roll?! The rain could also help with putting it out right?



Then a countdown led by the farmer ensued and we were soon watching the wonderful fireworks take flight and light up the night sky. Again it was not entirely clear as to what the farmer was saying but we followed others lead - nearly counting out of sink with each other. The girls were in awe of the firework display and I asked my eldest what colours she saw. Youngest however was calling for her Dadda and feeling the cold more.

Eventually the display sadly came to an end and we trotted back to the barn where we said goodbye to our relatives. The girls then trurned their attention to the soft play once again and repetitively went down the slide to their enjoyment. They also got involved with a bit of sand play and bounced on the bouncy castle. They had so much fun they didn't want to leave but before we drove home we took one last look at the animals and said goodnight to the cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits and rats! We also
stroked the goats well eldest and I did but the youngest wasn't sure whether she had enough courage or not to stroke them.

Thankyou Roves Farm for another wonderful night of fun entertainment. We hope to continue making our trip to yours an annual occurence.

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Comments

  1. This looks like a fun night #blogginggoodtime@_karendenbid199@gmail is

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  2. Popping back from a different linky #adventurecal!ing@_karendennis

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  3. We used to live near Roves and went to their no bang display a few years ago. I love that they use archers to light the fire, even if it took several attempts when we were there. It's a great place #CountryMids

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  4. This sounds like a lovely evening. It was good that there was more for the girls to do than just wait for the display to start.
    #MMBC

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  5. Arrows to light the fire! I love it!

    #Adventurecalling

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  6. It looks a great organised display and a wonderful bonfire. We used to host some great ones at Coombe Mill when my kids were younger, I miss that, though I always worried for Farmer Nick in charge of lighting them all. #CountryKids

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  7. Sounds fun, I love organised displays, so much better than neighbours making bangs all night
    #thesatsesh

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  8. We went to a fireworks display last night and there was fire flying through the air too! Sounds like a great annual fireworks display with lots of action for the kids x #CountryKids x

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  9. What a lovely organised bonfire night. I can see why you like to return each year, it looks super fun for all. :)

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC.

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  10. That’s somewhere we’ve often driven past but not actually made it to. Sounds like a good evening even with the issues hearing what was going on. Love the idea of the archers #countrykids

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  11. What a great idea. No idea there were displays that avoided the loud noise. #MMBC

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  12. That sounds like a brilliant place to watch a fireworks display from. That slide looks like fun. It's a shame you couldn't really hear what was being said but glad you had such a fun evening. #CountryKids

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  13. What a fabulous night of entertainment for the whole family! I find we don't get to see anywhere near enough fireworks in Ireland, only the rubbish, illegal ones.
    #CountryKids

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  14. wow some great entertainment for sure! We were lucky to see some amazing fireworks whilst we were away. #Ablogginggoodtime

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  15. Sounds like a great evening. What a fabulous way to light a bonfire! #countrykids

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