Sparks in the Park
The grandest fireworks display in Wales brightens the sky above the capital, with Cardiff Castle looming in the background memorably. The event is held in Coopers Field, behind the castle. Sparks in the Park is organised by Cardiff Round Table and all proceeds go to charity, so all the fun is in the name of a good cause. The fireworks have been a feature on Cardiff's calendar for more than 30 years, and the pyrotechnics are extremely impressive. A huge bonfire is one of the favourite attractions, and there are also plenty of funfair rides, lots of live entertainment, and wonderful food and craft stalls to enjoy. Limited numbers are allowed into the field, so tickets should be bought in advance to avoid disappointment. As it is always held in November, visitors should be sure to dress warmly and take waterproof gear in case of rain. Although it would be very unusual for international tourists to travel to Cardiff specifically for Sparks in the Park, it would be a sad thing if travellers in the city during November didn't make an effort to attend this fun and festive event, especially if they are travelling with children. For more information, phone (0)29 2023 0130.
Venue: Coopers Field, Bute Park
Date: 2 November 2013