Festival of Fireworks

Saturday September 3rd 2022

Catton Hall, Walton on Trent

Derbyshire, DE12 8LN

Gates open at 2pm.

Displays begin 8.30pm approximately.

Important Information

Car Parking

A large free car park is located just a few minutes walk from the arena. Overnight parking and camping is not permitted.

Coach parking is also available.  We offer discounted rates to Coach companies, so please add us to your event list and call 01384 402255 or email .

Please inform parking attendants of your planned exit direction to aid a swift exit after the event.

Disabled parking is available, as close to the ticket gate as possible.  Please note that the arena is approximately 300m from the parking area, across grass and gravel.

Please present a valid Blue badge to the Parking attendants on arrival, who will guide you to the disabled parking area.

Food & Drink

A range of catering outlets will be present from 2pm at the event, serving food and drink to purchase throughout the day, including Hog Roast, Wood Fired Pizza, Burgers, Fish & Chips, Desserts, Ice Creams, and many other sweet and savoury options.

With an on-site fully licensed Bus bar, hot and cold drinks stands, and foods to serve all tastes – plus treats for those of us with a sweet tooth…

We cannot guarantee vegetarian-catered options.

Please bring along a chair, and watch the firework teams in action. Or alternatively chairs, and a variety of other outdoor event necessities will be available for purchase at our Information and Merchandise tent on the day!

Gazebo Facilities

A limited number of gazebo spaces are available, located around the perimeter of the spectator area, occupying approximately 4m x 4m.

Canopy Permits may be purchased at £45 per space, for spectators to erect their own gazebo.  You will receive your Pitch number upon entry at the Festival, with a map to guide you to your pitch.

Availability is strictly limited and typically all pitches are reserved by July, so get in quick!

There may be up to a 5-minute walk from the car park to the main viewing area, and so please take this into consideration when transporting your gazebo to your allocated pitch.  Please do not erect canopies outside the dedicated canopy area.

Tickets

Tickets for the Festival of Fireworks are purchased through this website.

You will receive an email confirmation of your order, with download links to each ticket/ product purchased.

The moment your ticket purchase is confirmed, you can download your ticket straight.

The QR code must be scanned on entry, so please either print out your ticket/s beforehand (recommended) or have them downloaded to your Smart device as we cannot guarantee Internet connectivity.

More information about our ticket service can be found on the Buy Tickets page.

For all telephone enquires please call 01384 402266 during office.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate packages are available for those wishing to give their team a fantastic celebratory evening.

These include large-scale marquee space hire, group discounts, and individual display sponsorship. Please email or call us for details.

Impress your Team

Safety

For safety reasons, the following are not permitted on the Hall field; pets, barbecues, flares, open fires (such as gas burners), your own fireworks (including sparklers).

Please follow the advice of the Stewards at all times.  Various safety announcements will be made during the event.

Please do not attempt to cross the firework safety fence at any time.

Please dispose of your litter in the bins provided – plastic bags are provided at the information point.

An Ambulance crew will be on site during the event, located in the corner of the main field. Stewards are located around the grounds to assist you.

FAQ's Information

I have a question about tickets.
Check our ticket faq’s on the Buy Tickets page, and here are our Terms & Conditions.

I have lost something.  Who should I contact?
The Information point on event day, or organizers Jubilee Fireworks thereafter on 01384 402266 or .

What times do the gates open?
Gates open at 2pm.

What time do the fireworks start?
The displays start at approximately 8.30pm, depending on light levels on the day, with typically a 10 minute break between each display for technical and safety checks.  For those requiring a taxi, we typically finish firing all displays by 10.15pm approximately.

Is there a meeting point?
Yes, there is an information point situated within the hall grounds near the gate into the spectator area.

Is there a drop off point?
Yes. It is clearly signposted on the road, and is shown as #10 on the interactive aerial map below.

Do I need to arrive early to get a good spot?
If you want to be at the front of the action, it is worthwhile arriving early in the day, but the main event will be seen from anywhere in the arena.

Is parking free?
Yes, we have a large car park next to the event arena.

Can I bring a coach, and do I need to reserve parking?
Yes, we welcome coaches and invite you to add our event to your calendar.  For more information, see our EPK page. We advise you to contact us via phone or email to arrange parking.

Are there camping facilities?
There is no overnight camping at Catton Hall unfortunately, however these are the nearest campsites   www.tamworthcaravanandcamping.com, www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk, www.beehivefarm-woodlandlakes.co.uk, and there are many local hotels and B&B’s nearby.

Is there an event programme?
Yes, you can download the 2021 programme right here.  It is full of details, photos, and tidbits about the Festival. The 2022 programme will be available from April 2022.

Can I get access to my car once I have entered the event?
Yes. Please see the ticket gate exit staff for a stamp (easy to wash off) otherwise you may need to pay for re-entry.

What should I bring to the event?
We suggest checking the weather forecast in case rain protection is needed, but remember to bring warm clothes as September nights can be chilly.  Most spectators bring camping chairs (or you can purchase them and more outdoor goodies from our Information tent).  Money to buy food/ drinks, or bring your own.  Please read the Safety notice on restricted items.  A torch is always handy.  And your ticket!

Can I arrive on foot?
Yes, although it is some distance.  There is a drop-off point where you can enter the field on foot (shown on aerial photo below).

Are there toilets?  Do any have disabled access?
Yes, there are plenty of toilets within the grounds, some with ramp access.

Are there disabled parking spaces?
Yes located near the ticket gate inside the main Car Park.  Please present a valid Blue badge to the Parking attendants, who will direct you to the parking area.

A member of my party is disabled. What is your access like? Do carers get in free?  

We try to make the event as accessible as possible to all.  Due to the nature of the event, all minors attending must be accompanied by a guardian. A guardian must be in possession of a full price adult ticket. Carers are deemed to be guardians and must also pay a full adult rate.  We sometimes offer concessions for recognised Carers but this is assessed on a case by case basis. If you wish to apply for a concession rate then this must be applied for in writing with supportive documents to Andrew Wiggins, Jubilee Fireworks Ltd, Unit 29 Dawley Trading Estate, Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 7AP.

Disabled parking is available, as close to the ticket gate as possible.  Please note that the arena is approximately 300m from the parking area, across grass and gravel.

Location Information

Our Hosts

Catton Hall has been in the hands of the same family since 1405 and still remains the private home of the Neilsons.

The present house, originally designed by James Gibbs and built by Smith of Warwick in 1742, is virtually unchanged and contains its original collection of fine family and Royal portraits.

There are fascinating family connections with Lord Byron, as well as with Napolean and the Duke of Cumberland, George III’s brother.

The grounds are beautifully surrounded by the River Trent, making this a truly beautiful day out.

Interactive Map

Zoom in or out.  Drag to move map.

Directions

Catton Hall, Walton on Trent, DE12 8LN

From the South

Take the M40 out of London, and then M42 ‘North’. Leave the M42 at Junction 9 and take the A446 signed to Lichfield. Join the A38 North heading towards Burton-on-Trent. or Take the M1 out of London to Junction 19 and turn West onto the M6. Leave the M6 at Junction 4A and turn North onto the A446 towards Lichfield. Cross the M42 and continue on the A446. Join the A38 North heading towards Burton-on-Trent.

From the North

Take the M1 South to Junction 28. Turn West onto the A38. Continue on the A38 past Derby and Burton-on-Trent. Or the M6 South to Junction 15. Take the A50 South. Join the A38 heading South, past both Burton-on-Trent exits.

Click hotspots for details 

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Car Park Main Entrance
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Main Car Park
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Ticket Gateway
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Information/ Meeting Point
5
Food Fair
6
Steam Rally
7
Spectator Arena
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Firework Crews Only
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A513
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Drop-off point