Festival of Fireworks

Saturday September 7th 2019

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 close to the main arena – just a few minutes walk.

Please car park attendants instructions upon entering, as it will aid your swift exit later in the evening.

Disabled car parking is available.  A buggy service is offered to the main arena. On exit, please note we must allow for spectators to leave first, as this is also the buggy route.

Limited coach parking is also available.

Food & Drink

A range of catering outlets will be present from 2pm at the event, serving food and drink throughout the day.  With an on-site bus bar, hot and cold drinks stands, and foods to serve all tastes – plus something for those of us with a sweet tooth…

For spectators wishing to bring their own pre-prepared food and drinks, a picnic atmosphere is welcome.  Bring along some chairs, and watch the firework teams in action!  Outdoor tables may be erected, but canopies are not permitted.

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 £30 per space, for spectators to erect their own.  A pitch number will be sent by email upon receipt of a canopy permit order.

A canopy permit must be purchased to reserve a space.  Availability is strictly limited so get in quick!


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 print out your ticket order straight away.

You can also access the event with your ticket code via a smart phone! But it is still recommended that you print out a hard copy.

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

For all telephone enquires please call 01384 402266

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


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 at the main field gates. 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.

What times do the gates open?
Gates open at 2pm on Saturday 7tht September 2019.

What time do the fireworks start?
The displays start at approximately 8.00apm, with typically a 10
minute break between each display for technical and safety checks.

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 you can bring a coach. We advise you to contact us via phone or email to arrange parking.

Are there camping facilities?
Not presently, but there are many local hotels and B&B’s nearby.

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. Please call us on 01384 402266 and we will send you a parking permit.

Is there a meeting point?
Yes, there is an information point situation 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.

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

Can I get access to my car once I have entered the event?
Yes. Please keep your ticket with you and see one of the ticket officials before you leave the arena.

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).

Is there an event programme?
Yes. You can view and download a .PDF of the current programme from the menu.  The 2019 programme will be available when tickets go on sale soon.

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.   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!

Location Information

Our Hosts

Catton 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.


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 

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