Bonfire Night – Tuesday 5th November 2019

On 5th November 2019, Quorn and Woodhouse station is the best place to be!

The event is now SOLD OUT!
Admission to the event is by advance booking only - tickets will not be available on the night.

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. Tickets must be purchased in advance for Bonfire Night, with a choice of visiting Quorn & Woodhouse Station directly, or travelling 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!

Please note that the car park spaces are limited due to large amounts of rainfall in recent days.

GCR reserves the right to limit visitor numbers to control overcrowding.


GATES OPEN AT QUORN STATION FROM 6.15PM - Pre booking is essential.


Trains depart Loughborough Central at 6.00pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7.00pm.
Trains depart Leicester North at 5.40pm, 6.15pm and 6.50pm.
Trains depart Rothley at 5.50pm, 6.10pm, 6.25pm, 6.50pm and 7.00pm.

VIEWING THE BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS - Bonfire lit at 7.30pm & firework display thereafter


Quorn yard entry (no train ride).
Adults £9, Child £6, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £22
Under 3s go free!

Pre-booking is essential for this event.

Train fare (from any station) - including event:
Adults £14, Child £10, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35


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 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.

The station tea room will be open serving light refreshments.


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 or call 01509 632315. Due to health & safety reasons the parking spaces can not be vacated until 15minutes after the firework display has finished.


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, 9.45pm, 10pm & 10.30pm
Return trains to Leicester at 8.40pm, 9pm, 9.15pm & 9.30pm
Return trains to Rothley at 8.40pm, 9pm, 9.15pm & 9.30pm


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.

Great Central Railway reserves the right to limit visitor numbers to prevent overcrowding.

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