Remember, Remember the Fifth of November!
The leaves are falling, the clocks have gone back, and it seems like Jack Frost is on his way! So, this can all only mean one thing; it’s time for Guy Fawkes Night!
Guy Fawkes Night is a uniquely British event, celebrating the failure of Guy Fawkes’ 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. To celebrate, people in London lit bonfires, a tradition which has evolved throughout the years and is now commemorated all over England with festivities including fireworks, funfairs and toffee apples!
With a bumper night of bonfires and fireworks planned across the region, we’ve got your night covered with some of the best celebrations in Manchester.
Here are our top picks of events to enjoy!
Head down to Heaton Park at 5pm for some food and a fun-filled fairground before the bonfire is lit at 7.30pm, followed by some fantastic fireworks!
Platt Fields Park
Let the fun begin with the funfair at 5pm, before the fireworks at 7.30pm, and of course, a brilliant bonfire!
Off to Oldham Edge for the Big Bang Bonfire? This one’s extra special, with a space theme to mark the Apollo 11 50th anniversary! There’ll be a funfair, fireworks, music, dance, food, fire-themed entertainment and a stage show- it’s sure to be out of this world!
You simply can’t have a bonfire without a tempting toffee apple! Sticky, crunchy and delicious. Try this simple and easy four-step recipe for the best toffee apples in town! Click through the links to stock up on your ingredients!
6 Gala apples
300g demerara sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
25g salted butter
1½ tsp cider vinegar
Lolly sticks or skewers
1) Clean the apples, push a lolly stick into the top of each and set aside.
2) Gently dissolve the sugar, syrup and butter in a saucepan with 75ml water, then stir through the vinegar.
3) Turn up the heat and boil until the mixture reaches 140C, when it will have reached the toffee stage.
4) Carefully dip the apples into the hot toffee and swirl to coat. If the pan is too shallow use a spoon to coat. Place on a board lined with baking paper to set and serve.
Remember, remember the 5th of November with Creamline, fireworks and toffee apples!