REMEMBER, remember the first week of November as the fireworks season goes off with a whizz bang.

Most of the events are taking place next weekend but to get you into the spirit, here’s the Gazette’s guide to some of the best going on in our area.

OCTOBER 29 Earls Colne Primary School, Nursery Park Lane, Earls Colne.

Gates open 5pm.

Bonfire 5.30pm.

Fireworks 6pm.

Family (2 adults, 3 children) priced £16 available in advance from Four Candles in the High Street otherwise entry on the gate is adults £6, children £5, and under 4s free.

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NOVEMBER 3 Old Heath Community Primary School, Old Heath Road, Colchester.

Gates 6pm.

Fireworks 7.30pm.

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £15, adults £5, children £3.

As with many school events, there are no sparklers allowed, although glow wands will be available. Call 01206 794334.

  • Home Farm Primary School, Shelley Road, Colchester.

Gates 5.15pm.

Fireworks 7pm.

£5, under 2s free. Tickets available from R G Cole Kitchens, Lexden Shoes and Heart to Heart Balloons.

This looks set to be one of the most extravagant of school events with mini funfair rides, fire art courtesy of the Fyreflies group and tricks and may be some treats from Dean the Magician.

  • Great Clacton Church of England Junior School, Craigfield Avenue, Great Clacton.

Gates open at 6.30pm.

Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for children.

For more information and tickets, call 01255 424906.

There will be a barbecue, live music, and many more attractions, with monies raised going to the PTA.

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NOVEMBER 4 Broomgrove School Fireworks, Broom Grove, Wivenhoe.

Gates open at 6pm, fireworks 7pm.

Advance tickets adults £5, scoolchildren £2.50, available from the school or High Street Newsagents.

Entry on gate adults £6, schoolchildren £2.50. Call 01206 822893.

As well as the fireworks like last year there will be a barbecue, face painting and a special fire performance by the illoomiloonies display troupe.

  • Tiptree Fireworks Display at Thurstable School, Maypole Road, Tiptree.

Gates open 6pm, bonfire 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm.

Advance tickets Adults £7, Children £2.50, Family (2+3) £15, available from the school’s Parent Pay and Don Tyler Opticians.

Entry on gate Adults £8, Children £3, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £20.

Also on offer will be a barbecue, other refreshments, glo lights, candy floss machine and live music.

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NOVEMBER 5 King Coel’s Kittens Fireworks Display, Colchester Castle Park

Gates open 6pm. Guy paraded at 7pm. Fireworks at 7.30pm.

Entry Adults £9, Children (4-15yrs) £4.50, Under 4s free but require a ticket. They are available from Visit Colchester Information Centre, in Queen Street, at or on 01206 282920.

This will be King Coel’s 46th display, raising valuable funds to support people and groups with special needs living in the local community.

Entertainment is being provided by Michael J Fitch and the Guy procession will be lead by the Colchester Town Watch with the Beefeaters parading Guy Fawkes before he is placed onto the top of the bonfire.

  • West Bergholt Firework Display, Heathlands Primary School, New Church Road, West Bergholt.

Gates open 5pm, bonfire 6.15pm, fireworks 7pm.

Advance tickets £5, children £3 and pre-schoolers are free.

Entry on gate £7.50 adults, £5 children. 01206 240288.

Now in its 24th year the events also includes live music, a hog roast and fish and chips as well as sweets and glow goods stalls.

  • Waldegraves Holiday Park, Waldegraves Lane, Mersea. Gates open 5pm. Main display 7.30pm.

Free, although a donation is requested for car parking.

As well as the fireworks, there will be live entertainment, children attractions including an inflatable area, and live music and food all night.

  • Langham Parish Council display, Recreation Ground, School Road, Langham.

Gates open 6pm. Torchlight procession and bonfire 6.45pm. Fireworks 7.30pm. Entry on the gate, adults £6, children £3.

  • Coggeshall Fireworks, St Peter's School, Myneer Park, Coggeshall.

Gates open 5.45pm. Fireworks 6.45pm.

Adults £6 (£7 on the gate), children £3 (£4 on the gate), family £15 (£18 on the gate). 01376 561328.

There will also be a barbecue and hot drinks available.

  • Rotary Club of Maldon Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display, Promenade Park, Maldon.

Gates open 5.30pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm.

Advance tickets Adults (15+) £6, children (5+) £4, family (2 adults, 2 children) £18, under 5s free, from Maldon Tourist Information Centre, The Emporium, Tesco Fullbridge, Washington Newsagents and Pirates Bay Adventure Golf. Entry on the gate. Adults £7. Children £5.

Music and entertainment will begin the evening’s activities, followed by the lighting of the bonfire before the fireworks kick off at 7.30pm.

Music and light entertainment will begin at 6pm.

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  • Witham Round Table Charity Fireworks Display, Witham Rugby Club, Spa Road.

Gates open 5pm. Bonfire 6.30pm. Fireworks 7.30pm.

Advance tickets, adults £5, children/concessions £3 (under-5s free), family (2 adults, 2 children) £10, available from Witham Tourist Information Centre. Gate admission is £7 adults, £4 children, and £15 family.

Refreshments, stalls and a funfair will also be on the site, with profits from the night going to local charities and worthy causes.

  • Braintree Rugby Club, Beckers Green Road.

Gates open at 5.30pm. Bonfire lit at 7.45pm. Fireworks at 8pm.

£6 for adults, £4 for children.

Disco, fairground, BBQ and an outside bar. All proceeds from the event (not including the funfair) go to Braintree Rugby Club.