SCORES of firework displays are set to light up the skies above Swindon this weekend.

The Round Table will be holding a display in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy on Friday.

As well as the fireworks, there will also be a fun fair, sideshows and food and drink. Gates open at 5.30pm and fireworks begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 on the door for adults or £5 for under-16s.

Cait Allen, chief executive of Round Table, said: “Our clubs have been organising fireworks for more than 50 years and the current crop of Tablers all across the UK are gearing up to provide safe family entertainment.

“These displays are a core element of each club’s activities and also help to raise much needed funds for local charities, which are always well supported by the community. These are events not to be missed, so pop down to your local event, wrap up and enjoy a great evening with the family.”

On Saturday the 1st Purton and Lydiard Scout group will host a firework display at Lydiard Park, with gates opening at 5.30pm and fireworks at 7pm. There will be a bonfire, live music from Interlight and various refreshment stalls. Tickets, which are only available at the gate, cost £8 for adults and £3 for children aged between three and 14.

On the same night the Swindon Lions Club will once again hold its annual fireworks display, including a funfair and live music at the Polo Ground, off Marlborough Road. The display begins promptly at 7.15pm, but gates open at 5.30pm.

All proceeds from the event go to supporting the work of Swindon Lions helping the less fortunate. There will be a free park and ride at Nationwide, in Pipers Way, and spectators are advised to allow a minimum of 30 minutes to travel from Nationwide to the venue.

Tickets on the gate on the evening are £9 for adults or £5 for children/seniors.

Highworth Rec will also play host to a firework display on Saturday, with gates opening at 6.30pm and the main display at 7.30pm.

Tickets, available from the council offices, The Highworth Emporium, McColl’s, The Lighthouse Bookshop and The Rec, are £5 for adults and £3 for senior citizens and children.

On November 5 itself, celebrate Guy Fawkes night at The White Horse, at Winterbourne Bassett, with fireworks.

The Cross Keys, in Wanborough, will also have its own firework display from 6.30pm, plus a barbecue and family fun. The event is free to attend.

There will be a bonfire and fireworks display at Westlea Primary School, in West Swindon, next Wednesday. Doors open at 5.30pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the fireworks start at 6.30pm. Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children or £18 for a family in advance. Call 01793 870469 for more information.

A firework display will take place at Cricklade Cricket Ground, in Abingdon Court Lane, on Wednesday from 7.30pm. Tickets are available from C&R Grocers and the leisure centre.

The Crown Inn, at Broad Hinton, will host a display next Friday from 5.30pm. It will include a barbecue, toffee apples and candy floss. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children.