Spooky Fireworks 2021 - Visitor Information

Family Events

29 October 2021

Get ready for Doncaster's Spooky Fireworks Spectacular! Even if you’ve visited us before, below is some useful information ahead of the event.


  • Gates open at 4.00pm
  • Kids Colouring 4.00pm - 7.30pm
  • The funfair will be open from 4.00pm – 8.30pm
  • Fancy Dress judging at 7.15pm
  • The fireworks display will start at 7.30pm
  • Food and drink outlets & funfair remain open Firework display
  • The event finishes at 9.00pm


The fireworks display will be an extremely busy event so please allow extra time to travel to and from the racecourse. Arrive as early as you can and remember that the funfair, bars and food outlets will remain open after the fireworks until the event finishes - so stay a bit longer to let the traffic ease. We advise people to car share where possible, make use of public transport or walk if you can. 

The racecourse is easily accessed by public transport or road. For more detailed directions and the latest travel information, click here but please check local timetables and taxi services before departing as these often change. PLEASE NOTE THE RACEDAY SHUTTLE BUS FROM THE STATION WILL NOT BE RUNNING FOR THIS EVENT.


The nearby parking areas at the racecourse are free but please allow plenty of time to get here. To alleviate congestion, please allow extra time to arrive and stay on after the display finishes. As mentioned above, we advise people to car share where possible. 

Please inform the car parking stewards on arrival if you require accessible car parking.


Funfair, Face Painting & Kids Disco

Get ready to be thrilled at the huge funfair! The rides will cater for older kids and teenagers as well as gentler ones for toddlers. The funfair will be open from 4.00pm - 8.30pm and there is a charge for rides. There will also be face painting and a Kids Disco and Hallam FM will be playing all your favourite hits throughout the night. The fun fair, eateries and bars will remain open after the display so rather than rush off once the fireworks have finished, stay on to let the traffic ease.

Dress to Impress!

This year, we’re encouraging everyone, whatever age you are, to dress up in your favourite spooky-themed Hallowe’en costume. We’re really looking forward to seeing ghosts and ghouls, monsters and zombies and the judging for the best costumes will take place at 7.15pm.


The forecast for Saturday evening is looking mixed with the chance of some light showers earlier on so we advise you to dress with the weather in mind, wrap up warm and bring waterproofs as this is an outdoor event with limited indoor space. Our car park is predominantly grass and is likely to be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear and bear this in mind.


A range of bars and food outlets are available serving tasty bonfire night snacks and drinks. A range of gluten free, 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.


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.

Please be patient and limit the bags you bring. Remember, no food or drink can be brought into the racecourse.

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



Please remember, the food outlets and bars are card only and we advise bringing 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster Racecourse. For any other questions, please contact us.

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