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We will provide children with wrist bands that you must put your mobile phone number on. Should we should find your child we can call you to collect them from the “Lost Children” area which will be clearly marked.

We understand that you would like your child to see the bonfire and the best way may be by lifting them on your shoulders, if this is the case please bring a hat for them to wear because there may be a chance of embers flying over the crowd. Please also consider long sleeved clothing.

Please bear in mind that shortly after the fire is lit it will get HOT especially if you are close to the barriers so please look after your child for the short duration of the intense burn.


We will not put announcements over the Public Address system about lost children (Except in an emergency situation), you must keep your phone switched on.

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We welcome everyone to our events, should you be a person with mobility problems please talk to a steward on the gate and / or a Cavalier (Orange) jackets and we will endeavour to guide you to place which will be less crowded for your comfort and we will be close to hand to help if required.


We do respectfully request that only one other family member enter this area as it will have limited capacity.

We also have a Disabled Park & View site which is across the valley near the Golf Club, where you can sit in your car and watch the fireworks and burn from the comfort of your own car. There will be Toilet facilities and a PA system, but unfortunately due to the landowners request there will be no refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased on the gate at £20 per car.

NB: The disabled park and view area, is an agricultural field. Please drive safely and wear appropriate footwear etc

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We run a strictly no dog policy on site due the number of fireworks that will be used.


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Due to the nature of this event and the number of people visiting we will assess anyone at the gate who appears to be intoxicated so much that it may create a safety risk for that person or others, we then reserve the right to refuse access.

There will be no bar onsite.

If you arrive in Torrington early you can try one of the Pubs in town:

The Cavalier Inn, Well Street

The Black Horse, High street (right in the centre)

The Torridge Vale Social Club (South Street opposite town public car park car park)

Conservative club, South Street (Next to town public car park)

Dartington Crystal has a Gin Bar

Royal Exchange, New street (en route to the bonfire)

Torrington Arms, New street (en route and nearest to bonfire site)

Puffing Billy, old railway station (Ideal for those coming from Bideford direction

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  • Great Torrington will be open on the day so you can try the many food outlets, cafe's and pubs whilst browsing the independent local shops. The town centre and views from Castle Hill are well worth a look.


  • There will be several food outlets on route to the bonfire site and within the security fencing at the upper end of the enclosure but not actually on the green for safety reasons.
  • There will be no catering (puffing billy may do something) at the Bideford end / Bideford Park & Ride drop off area, but will be at the top entrance to the bonfire site.

You may bring food onsite but can you please place any waste into the bins.


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We take the safety of all our visitors very seriously and ask that you please note the following as this is a unique type of event:

  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear (grass are so will be uneven) and wear something that covers your arms and wear a hat whilst the fire is alight.
  • NB for a short while the heat will be intense, safe but very hot until the main bulk as reduced.

There will be security fencing installed at a distance agreed with the Fire Service, it is there for your safety. There we be at least 1 fire appliance onsite.

You must do as stewards ask because it will be for yours and everyone else’s safety if you are asked to move to somewhere else onsite.


If you have any queries please approach a steward or a Cavalier (Orange jacket).

In the unlikely event of an evacuation you will hear announcements over the PA system and on the big screen and please do what the stewards ask of you they are looking after your safety.


You enter the bonfire site entirely at your own risk and the Great Torrington Cavaliers accept no responsibility for injury or loss howsoever caused.



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