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Parents can celebrate Guy Fawkes with their children from today into next week. Explosive evenings include steam railways and night-time trips to theme parks. There are more events than you can shake a sparkler at, so get in touch with your local authority if there's nothing here near you.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumbria

1,000 guys will be consigned to the flames. Live music, lasers and children's entertainment. Spittal Point, 6pm-9pm. Tomorrow

Bishop Auckland, Durham

Fireworks are themed around Euro '96 and the Olympics and set to various sporting theme tunes.

Town Recreation Ground, Bob Hardisty Drive, starts 6.30pm, fireworks 7.30pm Monday, 4 November

Embsay, North Yorkshire

At the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, trains run 5.30pm-8pm, each journey lasting about 40 minutes. Bonfire's lit at 7pm, fireworks at 7.15pm. Adults pounds 3.50, children pounds 1.70 including train ride. Embsay Station, North Yorkshire Tonight

Alton Towers, Staffordshire

Work through 125 rides, then enjoy a free firework show themed around the historic towers, while shooting The Rapids. Alton Towers Theme Park, Alton, Staffordshire (01538 702200). Full day pounds 17.50/pounds 13.50, after 3pm half price. Fireworks start 6pm, rides open until 8pm. Tonight and tomorrow

Brentwood, Essex

Spend a bombastic bonfire night with music from The War of the Worlds. Live bands and dancing, a funfair and food. Gates open 5pm, fireworks 8pm-10.30pm Adults pounds 3, children pounds 1.50. (Before 6.30pm, up to four children under 12 with adults admitted free). Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex. Tonight

Weymouth, Dorset

All-day firework festival includes fairground rides, a barbecue and Guy Fawkes competition for children. In the evening a giant fire will be lit. The beach, Weymouth, Dorset 12pm-10pm. Tomorrow

London

The annual Bonfire Night at Ally Pally is justly famous. Live music in the Palm Court and a children's fun fair in the Great Hall. Alexandra Palace, north London, from 7.30pm. Tonight

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