Bonfire Night – Fri 4th November 2016
On 4th November 2016, Quorn and Woodhouse station is the best place to be!
We've a fantastic fire, a huge firework display, refreshments and children’s rides. It’s a magical night out for all the family. It’s one of the biggest and best shows in Leicestershire so come along and join in the fun. You can arrive at the gate - or even better, travel in heritage style by train from Loughborough, Rothley or Leicester North stations. Combine the magic of a train ride at night with a sensational fire work display - see you there!
GATES OPEN AT QUORN STATION FROM 6.15PM
TRAVEL BY TRAIN TO AND FROM THE BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS - Please arrive in good time to buy tickets and go to the platform before train departure time - You are strongly advised to travel by one of our trains to this event. If you use the earlier trains you can avoid the crowds and the last minute rush!
Trains depart Loughborough Central at 6.00pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm and 7.00pm
Trains depart Leicester North at 5.40pm, 6.15pm and 6.50pm
Trains depart Rothley at 5.50pm, 6.25pm, 6.50pm and 7.00pm
VIEWING THE BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS - Bonfire lit at 7.30pm & firework thereafter
On the gate (no train ride) - CASH ONLY
Adults £8, Child £5, Family (2A and up to 3C) £20
Special offer: 2 adults £15
Under 2s go free!
Train fare (from any station) and event:
Adults £12, Child £9, Family (2A and up to 3C) £30
FOGCML (Friends of the Great Central Mainline) rates are: £9 Adult, £5 Child - from any station (inc train fare). Members must be in possession of a valid card. FOGCML members pay public admission rates on the gate at Quorn.
We will have something for everyone.
Butler Henderson cafe is open selling hot and cold drinks and light bites.
Real ale will be available from the tin shed bar (originally used by coal merchants) alongside the marquee. The beer this year is Railway Ale from Nottingham Brewery at 4.3%. There'll also be wines, canned lager and soft drinks.
The atmospheric 1940’s station tea room will be open on the platform and in the station yard there will be a variety of outdoor catering stalls.
Ellis's tea room will be open until 6pm, selling 'grab and go' refreshments - cash only
There will be fairground rides at this event for which a small extra charge is made
QUORN: Limited parking is in the floodlit neighbouring field which is clearly signed from the station - ensure you arrive before 7pm as there will be no parking in the immediate vicinity. To defray costs of hiring the field, a charge of £3 per car applies (no exceptions). There is strictly no parking in the station yard except for pre-booked disabled.
OTHER STATIONS: The local authority will be placing no waiting restrictions on local roads in the immediate vicinity. However, there is some on street parking at Loughborough, a small car park at Rothley and a limited parking area at Leicester North.
DISABLED - Blue Badge holders
Disabled parking is allocated at Quorn & Woodhouse Station until 7pm with special viewing area. Disabled parking spaces must be pre-booked, please email email@example.com or call 01509 632315. Due to health & safety reasons the parking spaces can not be vacated until 15minutes after the firework display has finished.
AFTER THE EVENT
There will be several trains returning to our other stations. To avoid the busiest trains, you are encouraged to visit the fairground, catering outlets and soak up the atmosphere of the bonfire and catch a later train home where possible.
Return trains to Loughborough at 8.35pm, 8.50pm, 9.30pm, 9.50pm, 10pm & 10.30pm
Return trains to Leicester at 8.40pm, 9pm & 9.30pm
Return trains to Rothley at 8.40pm, 9pm, 9.15pm & 9.30pm
TIMETABLE, CLICK ON THE LINK - timetable
HEALTH & SAFETY NOTICE: No general public will be allowed to remain in the field adjacent to the station. When vehicles have been parked, visitors are respectfully asked to make their way immediately to the station. Any public found in the field will be escorted off site until the firework display has finished. Visitors are asked to be mindful that this is an outdoor event and to beware of uneven and muddy surfaces and the potential for heat and embers from the bonfire. Although there will be additional lighting in the yard and car park field, you may wish to bring a torch with you.
Bonfire and fireworks: Please keep behind the fencing at all times. Because of the narrowness of the area leading to the pedestrian crossing of the railway line, we ask all visitors not to stop and view the display from the fenced areas either side of the crossing or from the crossing itself. A separately fenced and stewarded area for disabled, with seating, is provided.
Please do not bring sparklers or fireworks into the event. There will be an auxiliary fire tender in attendance. The First Aid point will be at the foot of the steps adjacent to Butler Henderson cafe. If you need directions, please ask one of the many stewards at the event.
More information to follow......