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Visitor Guide: Fireworks Night & Fun Fair

Monday 31st October 2022
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Photography by: David Griffin

Derby’s biggest fireworks display returns to The Incora County Ground on Friday 4 November, with our Fireworks Night & Fun Fair spectacular.

To help plan your night with us, please read the below visitor information to ensure your visit is safe, enjoyable and comfortable.

Venue & Timings

Friday 4 November
4pm  Gates open, fun fair starts and catering units open
After 7pm – Fireworks & laser display
9.30pm – Fun Fair & ground closes

The Incora County Ground
Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Nottingham Road
Derby
DE21 6DA


Tickets – Buy online until 3pm Friday, or on the gate

Tickets for this year’s Fireworks Night & Fun Fair will remain on sale online until 3pm on Friday 4 November and will also be on sale on the gates from 4pm. All on-the-gate sales will be via the main Incora Pavilion entrance (details below) and will be via card/contactless payment only. 

Click HERE to buy online.

Ticket Prices:

In advance (until 23:59 on Thursday 3 November)
Adults – £12
Juniors (6-15) – £4
Family (2 Adults & up to 2 Juniors) – £28
Under 5s – Free

On the day (from 00:00 on Friday 4 November online and on the gates)
Adults – £17
Juniors – £4
Family – Family (2 Adults & up to 2 Juniors) – £38

There will be no ticket collection points on the night. All postal tickets will be dispatched no later than Monday 31 October to the address provided at the point of purchase. If you have not received your postal tickets by Thursday 3 November, please contact Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

We advise all e-Ticket buyers to download their tickets in advance of arriving. e-Tickets can be displayed on a mobile phone. If you’re having problems with your e-Tickets, please email [email protected] before travelling to the venue.

Please note; to comply with ground regulations, under-14s must be accompanied by an adult. 


Payment Methods – please read

We advise all visitors to bring both card/contactless and cash payment methods on the night.

Fun Fair and Food & Drink – CASH ONLY

The Fun Fair, which is operated by popular fair provider, Mellors Group, will only be able to accept cash. This will include all Fun Fair rides, as well as catering units and bars run by Mellors Group (this will be the majority of refreshment units on the night).

There are no cash machines on site at The Incora County Ground and we advise all visitors to bring sufficient cash with them on the night. The nearest cash machine is located at the Texaco garage, off Pentagon Island (DE21 6EN).

On-the-gate Tickets – Card/Contactless

All on-the-gate ticket sales will be via the main Incora Pavilion Entrance ONLY and the only accepted payment methods are card/contactless (no American Express).

The Boundary Bar – Card/Contactless

The Boundary Bar, located by the main Seat Unique Falcons Stand, which is operated by the Club, will accept card/contactless payment only.

Premier Upgrade – Card/Contactless

All payment terminals in the Incora Pavilion – exclusive to Premier Upgrade guests – will accept card/contactless payment only.


Parking – Sold Out

All official on-site car parking has now sold out.

Visitors with a pre-purchased car park ticket should use the car park stated on their ticket. This will be either the Racecourse Car Park (DE21 6AL), or the Pentagon House Car Park (DE21 4XA).

There will be no on-site car parking available on the night without a pre-purchased car park pass for the specific car park printed on the ticket. All car parks will be stewarded.

Please respect our neighbours and do not block access or driveways in nearby streets. A traffic management plan will be in place and we advise visitors arriving by car to park in town and walk to the venue.

Public Car Parks: 

  • Siddals Road (NCP), DE1 2PY
  • Derbion Riverside, DE1 2AZ

Accessibility Parking

A limited amount of accessible parking is available on-site and must be purchased in advance, with supporting documents provided. To secure your accessible parking space, please call 01332 388 101, or email [email protected].

We ask that all visitors try and schedule their arrival at the ground, allowing plenty of time.


Public Transport

We recommend visitors who live locally walk to the venue where possible, or make use of the regular bus services which stop directly outside of The Incora County Ground.

You can plan your bus journey to The Incora County Ground by clicking the link below and entering the postcode DE21 6DA. 

Click HERE to plan your route.


Ground Access & Entry

Entry for those with a pre-purchased ticket:

  • via the main Incora Pavilion gates, which can be reached from Pentagon Island and Nottingham Road
  • via the gates off the run-through car park, opposite the Nuffield Gym and directly behind the main Seat Unique Falcons Stand
  • via the pedestrian gate behind the Elite Performance Centre via Grandstand Road

Entry for those wishing to purchase a ticket:

  • via the main Incora Pavilion gates ONLY, which can be reached from Pentagon Island and Nottingham Road

The Club is advising all guests to give plenty of time to arrive and plan their journey in advance. Gates open at 4pm.


Good to know

  • We are advising all visitors to give plenty of time to arrive at the ground. Gates open at 4pm
  • If you ordered printed tickets and they’ve not arrived by Thursday 3 November, please call our Ticket Office on 01332 388 101 before travelling to the venue. There will be no ticket collection on the night
  • We recommend wrapping up warm and wearing sensible footwear for the outdoor event
  • Sparklers and fireworks are not permitted to be brought into the venue
  • There are no cash machines on-site. The nearest cash point is located at the Texaco garage off Pentagon Island
  • Dogs are not allowed entry
  • Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the ground
  • No glass or cans are allowed

Frequently Asked Questions

What time do the gates open?
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Gates open from 4pm, with plenty to see and do around The Incora County Ground prior to the start of the fireworks display, including the popular Fun Fair. The ground will close at 9.30pm.
What time do the fireworks start?
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The fireworks display is scheduled to start after 7pm.
Can I pay on the gate?
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Yes, tickets can be purchased via the main Incora Pavilion Entrance off Pentagon Island. Ticket prices increase on the day, so we advise buying in advance to save time and money. All on-the-gate ticket sales will be via card/contactless payment only.
Will I need to bring cash?
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Derbyshire County Cricket Club advises all visitors to bring cash and cashless methods of payment on the night.

The Club went cashless in 2021, meaning that all ticket entry gates will be card/contactless payment only.

All Fun Fair rides and food units, which are operated by an outside company, are cash only and there are no cash machines on site at The Incora County Ground. The nearest cash machine is located at the Texaco Garage off Pentagon Island.
Is there seating available and can I bring my own camping chair?
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A limited amount of unreserved seating will be available in the main Seat Unique Falcons Stand directly opposite the fireworks location, to the back of the venue. Visitors are advised to arrive early should they wish to secure a seat. Camping chairs, picnic blankets etc are not permitted for this event.
Is the venue accessible by wheelchair?
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For further information regarding accessibility at The Incora County Ground, please contact our dedicated Disability Liaison Officer via email at [email protected]
What time does the Fun Fair open and close?
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The Fun Fair will be open from 4pm and will close at 9.30pm.
What happens if it rains?
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The display can go ahead in rain, however strict regulations are in place for extreme weather and high winds. In instances of extreme weather, checks will be made on the night before a decision can be made.

All tickets buyers are protected by our Ticket Guarantee.
Are sparklers allowed?
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Fireworks and sparklers are not permitted to be brought into the venue. Bag searches will be in operation.
Are dogs allowed in to the ground?
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Dogs will not be allowed into the ground for this event.
Will there be music?
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Gem will be entertaining the crowd with a great music playlist from 4pm until the fireworks begin.
What time does the ground close?
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The Incora County Ground will close at 9.30pm.
Kids go free under what age?
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Children under the age of 5 will be granted admission to the event free-of charge. Junior tickets are priced at £4 in advance and apply to 6-15 year olds.
Where can I park?
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All official on-site parking has sold out.

Public parking is available at:
– Siddals Road (NCP), DE1 2PY
– Derbion Riverside, DE1 2AZ
Is there disabled parking?
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A limited amount of accessible parking is available on-site and must be purchased in advance, with supporting documents provided. To secure your accessible parking space, please call 01332 388 101, or email [email protected]
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