Fireworks at the Castle

What a busy weekend we have had here. First off we had a Hallelujah Party on Friday night as an alternative to trick or treating then Saturday night saw the annual fireworks display at Caerphilly Castle .

I had planned on taking the kids to the castle on Saturday afternoon but when @caerphilly_cadw tweeted me about the fireworks display, we changed our plans.

The display has been held for as long as I can remember and is funded by the town council if I remember rightly. It’s completely free although there are charity collection buckets at various points around the town during the evening. Although I used to go almost every year as a child, we haven’t been since the year D was born (I was hoping the fireworks would encourage him out-sadly not!)

We parked up just outside the town centre and walked the rest of the way in. We found a spot on the grass around the castle and spread out our picnic blanket to sit on. As I said before, we have been going for years so know how cold it gets standing around. Along with the picnic blanket to sit on, I had also packed another blanket to go over the kiddies, a hot water bottle, hand warmers and some snacks! We were all snuggled up warm with hats, gloves and scarves too. The rain stayed off until the very end which was nice and the display was fantastic! I did take some photos but they leave a lot to be desired as you can see below

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Haha! Oh well. I did get a few that did actually resemble fireworks

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And this one is my favourite one as you can see the castle. Just!

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Although it is very much the best of a bad job! I think I’ll stick to just watching them next year.

Did you go to any firework displays? Did you go to the one at Caerphilly Castle?