With winter fast approaching, we love nothing more than curling up on the sofa in front of a roaring fire with a cuppa. Sound familiar?

You may not be up for leaving the comforts of your own home much this time of year, but we’re sure you can be tempted with some of the seasonal spectaculars taking place up and down the country this November.


Fireworks at night at the regatta
Fireworks at night at the regatta

The sky is set to be infused with bursts of colour on November 5 and we want to help you make it a night to remember.

Of all of the firework displays taking place across London, Battersea Park, Crystal Palace and Wimbledon Park will play host to some of the capital’s biggest and best.

As well as sizzling sky high spectaculars, scrumptious street food and drink stalls will be offering up a bonfire night banquet.  (You can’t pass up dinky doughnuts and mulled wine!)

Head over to Visit London for a full list of venues and remember, whether you’re celebrating from a sky high roof top or a muddy park field, be sure to wrap up warm and stay safe this Bonfire Night!



Credit: Richard Kenworthy
Credit: Richard Kenworthy

Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of city life, Newcastle’s very own Ice Rink returns to Times Square at the Centre for Life from 14 November – 21 February.

Perfect for couples, families and friends looking for some festive fun, Skating@Life will be open every day except Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

After a whirl around the rink, skaters can continue the fun inside the Science Centre – we recommend taking a trip on the Happy Feet Mumble’s Wild Ride!

We’re sure this winter wonderland will get you in the mood for Christmas so lace up those skates and we’ll see you there.



After the hype around last week’s sensational Spectre premier, film fans can keep their eyes glued the big screen as the 29th Leeds International Film Festival returns to Leeds City Centre.

Taking place from Thursday 5 – Thursday 19 November, LIFF29 will feature over 300 screenings during 15 days at venues across the city including Leeds Town Hall, Hyde Park Picture House, Everyman Leeds, Cottage Road, Vue and many more.

The festival will open with the magical, audience-enchanting romantic drama Brooklyn and will continue to showcase some of the best new and classic films from around the world on the big screen in Leeds Town Hall.

As one of the largest film festivals outside of London, this showcase shouldn’t be missed.




Bringing together local, national and international acts this November, the 7th annual Nottingham Comedy Festival returns bigger, better and funnier than ever before.

With over 110 shows, the festival will see famous faces Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse, Rob Beckett and Justin Moorhouse perform alongside local acts including Matt Forde, Scott Bennett and Patrick Draper, to name a few.

Castle Rock has been sponsoring the event since it started up in 2009 and this year, comedy comes to the brewery’s yard in the form of a double decker comedy bus: The BlundaBus.

To see the full line up and buy tickets, visit http://www.nottscomedyfestival.co.uk/