Reading Fireworks Spectacular 2018

Saturday 3rd November, Scours Lane | Family Ticket just £15 in advance


Fireworks Display

It’s back for 2017!

The Lions Club of Reading have their annual Fireworks Spectacular at the Prudential Ibis Club on Scours Lane (just off Oxford Road) in Reading on Saturday 4th November 2017.

A spectacular fireworks display will light up the sky at 7pm

A family ticket purchased in advance is just £15 for up to 2 adults and 3 children (5-15 years old).  Adult tickets are for everyone aged 16 years and older, and children’s tickets are for 5-15 year olds.  Under 5s are admitted free of charge, and don’t require a ticket.  Click here to buy tickets online.

Tickets purchased on the night will be more expensive, and are limited.

And there’s plenty to do before the fireworks display, with fairground rides, hot food and drink stalls and a licensed bar.

There’s further fun with face painting and other activities.

Gates are open at 5pm, and it’s best to arrive early, to give yourself plenty of time to get parked and on the site ahead of the fireworks.

And it’s easy to get to, with plenty of free parking available, as well as being on the Sky Blue 16 bus route from Reading Town Centre.

More Information

The Reading Lions’ fireworks are back for 2017 once again, at the IBIS Club on Lane just off the Oxford Road.

The Reading Lions’ fireworks spectacular is one of the largest, organised fireworks display in the area and not only provides great entertainment but also helps raise funds for local charities. And along with the fireworks, there’s also lots of entertainment, including Masons Funfair, hot food stands, drinks, and a licensed bar.

The fireworks are set to music with a spectacular display lighting up the night sky. It’s great entertainment for all ages. There’s plenty of free parking, and the location is just a very short walk from the Route 17 bus. So it’s easily accessible via car and via public transports.

Tickets are cheaper in advance, and you can buy them here right now or you may be able to pay more on the gate on the night itself (subject to ticket availability).



As well as the fireworks, you can enjoy all the fun of the fair!

Gates are open from 5pm, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the attractions.

Masons traditional fairground attractions will be available, offering a selection of rides and attractions for all ages, both before and after the fireworks display.

Plus around the ground there’ll be other entertainment taking place, including children’s face painting.

Food & Drink

You won’t go hungry whilst the fireworks display takes place!

There’s plenty of hot food and drink available – as well as 2 licenced bars.

Tuck in to hot food from stands including burgers, hot dogs, soup and curry.

And there’s hot and cold drinks available too.


The Reading Lions Fireworks Spectacular is taking place at the Rivers Ibis Club on Scours Lane, off the Oxford Road, just west of the Norcot Road roundabout.

Set your Sat Nav for RG30 6AY

There’s plenty of car parking available – when you turn in to Scours Lane, you’ll be directed to a space.  Be aware though that there is a short walk from the car park to the Rivers Ibis club, so we strongly advise arriving early to give you plenty of time to park and get your position ready for the display.  Gates are open from 5pm.


Tickets are cheaper when bought in advance.  A limited number of tickets at full price may be available on the evening, subject to availability.

You can purchase your tickets online now, securely, using debit or credit card, and your ticket will be emailed to you.

Please note: you will need to be able to print off your tickets to bring with you on the evening.

A family ticket is just £15 for up to 2 adults and 3 children (5-15 years old).  Adult tickets are for everyone aged 16 years and older, and children’s tickets are for 5-15 year olds.  Under 5s are admitted free of charge, and don’t require a ticket.

Tickets sold on the night will be more expensive, and are limited, so it’s best to buy online in advance.

Advanced ticket sales are now closed.

Please purchase tickets on the gate.


Is there parking?

Yes, free parking is available just off Oxford Road.  Please be aware that there can be a delay in getting parked, especially close to 7pm.  We advise arriving by 6pm to ensure that you have plenty of time to get parked and through the entry barriers to be in position for the fireworks display, which starts at 7pm.

Will the fireworks be delayed if people are still coming in?

No, it is unfair on those who have arrived early, especially those with small children.

The fireworks display will start promptly at 7pm (except for a delay caused by operational or technical reasons).  We strongly advise arriving early to give yourself plenty of time to get parked and walk to the Rivers IBIS Club where the display is held.

There are no refunds available should you arrive late and miss the fireworks.

Do under 5s need a ticket?

No.  Under 5s are admitted to the Fireworks Spectacular for free, and don’t require a ticket to gain admission.

How long does the display last?

Typically the display lasts up to 20 minutes.

It is impossible to determine the exact length as the fireworks are lit manually, and wind conditions can cause the fireworks to display quicker than usual.

I've not received my ticket

First, please check your Spam or Junk folder in case your ticket has been filtered.  Please note that each ticket will arrive in a separate email.

If you cannot find your tickets, please email with details of your transaction, including your name, email address, the date and time of transaction and order number.