The event

Catton Hall, a superb Country House venue in South Derbyshire, is the location for one of the UK’s largest fireworks extravaganzas. The Festival of Fireworks is an opportunity to savour four breathtaking fireworks displays, all set to music, in one unforgettable evening.   Typically, fireworks displays of this calibre are restricted by competition rules, however at the Festival of Fireworks each display company is free to showcase their design talents in any manner they chose, making it a unique and jaw-dropping experience.

The Festival of Fireworks offers the opportunity to experience spectacular and stunning examples of the art of pyrotechnics presented by some of the world’s best display companies, in the extensive Hall grounds.  Ideal for a family outing, why not bring a picnic and enjoy this breathtaking show, noted by many as the best fireworks event in the UK.

The Festival of Fireworks is regarded as one of the premier UK events for all fireworks enthusiasts, and those who enjoy first class outdoor entertainment. This year, it will be held on Saturday 2nd September.



The venue

Catton has been in the hands of the same family since 1405 and still remains the private home of the Neilsons.  The present house, originally designed by James Gibbs and built by Smith of Warwick in 1742, is virtually unchanged and contains its original collection of fine family and Royal portraits. There are fascinating family connections with Lord Byron, as well as with Napolean and the Duke of Cumberland, George III’s brother.

Catton Hall Derbyshire Aerial View
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“Amazing evening of fireworks, capped by the final display from Jubilee Fireworks! Gets better every year!”
Festival of Fireworks 3
“All 4 displays were amazing and the last one….WOW, and this is from someone who has seen the Fireworks in Orlando many, many times.”
Festival of Fireworks 4
“Would recommend this to everyone and anyone and this will definitely now be an annual event in my life!”
Festival of Fireworks 7
“I have been to a lot of firework displays, including Disney in Florida and Niagara Falls and Catton is by far the best I have seen”
Festival of Fireworks 9
“Amazing night, mine & my family’s first visit – won’t be the last.  Well done to all Loved every second!”
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“What a fantastic well organised event. Will be back next year. Your display was the best we have been to.”

Re-live the moment!

A DVD is available, featuring all of the displays presented at the 2016 Festival, with exclusive and exciting extras.  It is the only fireworks DVD of its kind in the UK, and is not only a fantastic memento of the evening, but makes a unique gift for any fireworks fan. Order your copy now!

More info

2017 Festival of Fireworks 

Ticket hotline:  01384 402266

Tickets for the 2017 Festival of Fireworks are available now.  Enjoy a night to remember.   Call our dedicated sales number on 01384 402266 or order online.

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Corporate sponsorship

Corporate packages are available, including large-scale marquee space hire, group discounts, and individual display sponsorship.  Please for details.


Gazebo facilities

A limited numer of gazebo spaces are available, located around the perimeter of the spectator area with good viewing facilities.  Gazebo spaces may be reserved for just £20 per space.  If you wish to reserve a gazebo space, please do so as soon as possible by calling  01384 402266 during normal working hours.

Catton Hall, Catton, Walton upon Trent
South Derbyshire DE12 8LN