St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular 2018

Sat, 3 November 2018

Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of fantastic fireworks, food and fun for the whole family!

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Taking place in Verulamium Park, this amazing public display was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. Over the years it has raised over £750,000 for local and national charities. This year’s nominated charities are Herts Young Homeless and The Daylight Club well as other charities supported by St Albans Cathedral's Mission Giving Scheme. 

The Fireworks Spectacular is sponsored by Debenhams Ottaway, Solicitors and is organised by the Cathedral and local volunteer groups. The display is produced by double winners of the British Fireworks Championships, Fantastic Fireworks of Redbourn.

There will be a Food Village providing plenty of food and drink for you to enjoy too – with street food outlets, burgers and hot dogs. The bars, for the first time this year, are provided by Tring Brewery.

No sparklers or other personal fireworks are allowed in the display area. Access to the display is by all the entry points into Verulamium Park which have manned gates in operation. There is a viewing area for the disabled near Gate 3. There is another disabled viewing area accessible by made up paths on the bridge over the lake. There is very limited disabled parking available in the car park at the Verulamium Museum. See map.  

This event takes place in the dark in a large open space near open water. Please have careful regard for your own safety and that of those you bring with you, especially children. You may find it helpful to bring a torch.

Please also do not bring large bags with you as these will be subject to search which may delay you and inconvenience others.

Display starts 7.30pm prompt (gates open 6pm). Please see the attached leaflet for more information.

Fireworks Night at the Abbot's Kitchen

As well as the food village in Verulamium, the Abbot's Kitchen will be open until 10pm, serving a number of hot food and drink options to help you stay warm and keep the hunger at bay.

Choose from:

Hot dogs and beef burgers with a choice of fillings, chilli dogs, soup and fresh, hot popcorn

Coffees and teas, Bailey's hot chocolates and hot toddies


 Discounted advance purchase tickets (until midnight on Friday 2nd November)

Tickets can be purchased on line or in person through the Cathedral Box Office. There are significant discounts of up to 30% for advance purchases made up to midnight on Friday 2nd November. The discounts are automatically applied at the final stage of payment on the 'checkout' page. 

Discounted ticket prices:

Children 3 and under Free

Children under 16 £3

Adults £7

Family ticket £14 (admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16)


On the day tickets can only be purchased in person through the Cathedral Box Office from 10 am until 3.45 pm or on the gate from 6 pm. 

Tickets are available at all entry points to the park from 6pm on Saturday 3rd November (cash only)

All tickets sold on the day are full price.

Tickets will not be available to buy on line on the day. 

Full price tickets: 

Children (3 and under): free

Children (under 16): £5

Adults: £10

Family ticket: £20 (admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16)


For any queries please contact the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290

By booking your ticket online you are agreeing to the Cathedral Box Office Terms and Conditions

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