Aller Bonfire




Early bird offer : money saving bonfire tickets

Ticket price on the gate:
Adults (age 16+)                                    £7.50
Child (age 15).                                       £2.50
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children      £18.00

Early bird special – pre-booked & paid tickets
Adults (age 16+)                                  £5.00
Child (age 15).                                     £2.00
Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children). £12.00

Terms and Conditions:

• No refund once purchased
• Latest date for pre booked tickets: Tuesday 25th October 2016
• Ticket gives entry to bonfire specular and fireworks

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Our 2014 Bonfire Spectacular
Thanks to the hard work of the Aller Community Group who organised the Solstice celebrations and Bonfire on Saturday, village charities have benefited by a total of £1100.

It could not have been done without the help and support of the whole community, but special thanks must go to the dedicated volunteers of the Community Group and those who helped in many other ways to make it a success.

Our 2012 Bonfire Spectacular
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic
Another year, another large pile of smoking ashes: A big thank you to all those, near and far, who came and helped put on the bonfire again this year – the build team, the marshals and tickets teams and the clearer-uppers on Sunday morning. A particular thank you to the Marshals and Ticket Teams who get all the hard work and none of the glory!  Its a big ask for a small village, and though we have excellent helpers from the wider community, it would not be possible but for the ‘Aller spirit’ (whatever that might be – answers on a postcard please...), so thank you, especially if you had your driveway blocked! Finally, a big thank you to all those of you who came and enjoyed the spectacle, and who make burning an enormous ship seem worthwhile!

There is an Aller Bonfire Facebook page that has additional information and pictures available.

Paul Lines, who provides photographs for the Langport Leveller also has a photostream on his website here

Alfred v  The Vikings
Bonfire Spectacular
A PCC EVENT with proceeds in aid of the Village Hall, the Church and the Playing Field
Over £1,000 to each of the charities so far!

Result: Saxons 1, Vikings 0; Aller - the Champions! 
Full size Viking Longship before the fire Copyright IJDixon 2011
The dragon couldn't be left out! Copyright IJDixon 2011
Langport Mummers performed the story of Alfred & Guthrum - from burnt cakes to Baptism. Copyright IJDixon 2011
Brilliant Fire acts - plus the fireworks of course. Copyright IJDixon 2011

Thanks to all who made this brilliant event possible - through sheer hard work.
Keep watching this page for more pictures.
A BONFIRE spectacular is set to return to Aller near Langport this year after a two-year absence.

The popular Aller Bonfire features a man-made construction that is set ablaze to tell the story of a local event or tale. Past constructions have included a full-size Brunel Great Western Railway steam train dubbed the Aller Express, the Houses of Parliament and the Aller Dragon perched menacingly over a castle. The bonfire constructions are burnt to music that has been specially selected and mixed for the occasion.

This year the Aller Village Bonfire Society is constructing an animated Viking ship to form part of a play telling the story of King Alfred's defeat of the Vikings and the baptism of Guthrum, King of the Vikings, at Aller in AD878.

Thirteen primary schools in the area have been invited to provide a Viking shield to be used on the ship as part of the development of the storyline. The winning school will have its shield saved from the inferno and will be presented with a prize by television property show presenter Sarah Beeny. 

This event is run by volunteers and is one of the biggest bonfire and fireworks night events in the South West. Proceeds are divided between St Andrew's Church, Aller Playing Field and the Aller Village Hall.

There will be performances by fire artists and cider from Orchard Pig on sale.

The Aller bonfire started eight years ago in the garden of The Manor in the village. It was subsequently moved to the playing fields to accommodate the large crowds that regularly attend.

The timetable for the event is as follows:

5.45 pm - Event begins
6.00 pm – Fire Acts
6.15 pm - Mummers perfomance
6.45 pm - Shield Competition presentation
6.50 pm - Fire Act/Fire Sculptures
7.00 pm – Fireworks
7.10 pm - Bonfire lit