So it’s that time of year. Halloween is over and done with, which can only mean one thing… Bonfire night. And that means fires, and fireworks. And hot dogs and soup. 

Now, we’re not going to tell you what you should eat on bonfire night (we’re partial to a nice jacket spud ourselves) but what we are going to talk about is how you can have a fun night out whilst keeping yourself safe. There are regularly almost 500 people hospitalised during October and November due to fireworks, and we’d really prefer if you didn’t add to that number. 

Before we go any further, we need to point out that both fireworks and fires are completely prohibited anywhere on campus, or university owned property. Completely. That means NO fires and NO fireworks. Don’t even think about it. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great night out with all the whizzy bangy poppy fun you like. In fact we reckon that going to an organised display is a much better idea then letting off a few poggy fizzlers in your back garden anyway. Apart from being much, much safer you’ll get to see a far better display, with fancy expensive fireworks far beyond the exotically named squibs at your local dodgy fireworks emporium (seriously, the names are the best thing about them. Haunted Fish and Nuclear Sunrise are two of our favourites). 

You’ll also get to see a massive bonfire rather than a piddly little fire pit, and there will probably be some kind of fence around it too so you can’t stand too close and singe your eyebrows. And chances are there will be somewhere to get some lovely warming food too, just to finish the night off. 

Now remember, anywhere there’s fire and explosives is never going to be completely safe, so make sure you keep your wits about you and don’t do anything silly. And bear in mind that it’s getting pretty chilly now too, so make sure you wear your big coat and your woolly hat. There’s nothing worse than chilly ears! 

So naturally you’ll need to know where to go to see the best fireworks, right? Don’t worry, we got this. Well, Hull Live does – check out their link for all the best places to go this year. We’re a big fan of Beverley if you can get there (tip: don’t drive!) but it’s all good. 

Here’s that list – and have a great time.