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Cannon Hall Bonfire Returns

Tuesday October 14 2014

CANNON Hall's bonfire and fireworks details have been released, so here's what you need to know if you're heading down.

On Sunday November 2, the popular event will see its bonfire being lit from 4.30pm, with fireworks going off at 5.30pm.

Admission - which is free for under threes and £7.95 otherwise - includes farm entry from 10.30am with all the activities such as tractor and trailer rides, milking demos and sheep and ferret racing.

The event will end at 6.30pm.

A spokesperson said: "If tickets are available on the day the cost will be £8.95, but we anticipate that all tickets will have been sold as less are available this year than were sold last year."

There are no family tickets being offered this year.

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Reply Posted by Mr C on Thursday October 16 2014 at 21:56
This sparks a lot of intrest

Reply Posted by anon on Friday October 17 2014 at 10:14
Daylight frigging robbery, all there bothered about is making money, why is it so expensive why cant you just go and watch the fire, people dont want to go in the farm also, i hope no one turns up the robbing ********

Reply Posted by Mr C on Friday October 17 2014 at 13:38
Calm down anon you don't have to go if you don't want to no one is forcing you to pay watch the fireworks for free from a nearby hillside

Reply Posted by julie on Friday October 17 2014 at 13:43
Rip off

Reply Posted by Saf on Friday October 17 2014 at 14:46
How much for parking car?
How much for a burger?
How much for a drink?
How much for some sweets??
It's pay pay pay.
How bloody greedy are they becoming!!
Plus fireworks were ***** last year, it was muddy, pitch black, queuing an hour for a burger n cold chips, raining and full of binners with 5 kids under 3!!
Cheaper to have ya own little firework display and BBQ!!

Reply Posted by Caz on Friday October 17 2014 at 15:01
At least the admission price keeps the druggies and drunks away.. Had a really enjoyable night there last year!

Reply Posted by Mr C on Friday October 17 2014 at 15:19
It was awesome last year even though I didn't go

Reply Posted by John R on Friday October 17 2014 at 15:51
All you lot moaning about paying for this and paying for that make me sick! Don't go no one is forcing you to make the effort of getting dressed and going out for a enjoyable night out! Stay at home and have your own little fireworks display then moan about the money you've just spent on crap fireworks!

Reply Posted by Diane on Friday October 17 2014 at 16:01
Well iv booked my tickets. Not much dearer than a trip to farm anyways. Can't wait :)

Reply Posted by Hannah on Friday October 17 2014 at 17:14
Haha everyone thats slagging it off don't go simple

Reply Posted by Maria on Friday October 17 2014 at 17:38
Saf, how is it canon hall's fault that it rained last year? And don't you think the mud was a result of the rain? I have never been to a bonfire in 33 years without wearing wellie or boots, and plenty of warm clothes. And it's always dark. Nobody would spend thousands of pounds on fireworks then light them during the day would they?

Reply Posted by Robbery on Friday October 17 2014 at 17:48
No family tickets robbing ******** arnt these events for familys

Reply Posted by lesley on Friday October 17 2014 at 19:05
How do I book tickets?

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Friday October 17 2014 at 19:34
visit locke park you fool

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 20 2014 at 16:35
Hi Lesley, details of how to get tickets are under the latest news and events are on the Cannon Hall Farm website.

Reply Posted by me! on Saturday October 18 2014 at 09:54
This is pretty expensive tbh. I took my nephew last year and he didnt even enjoy himself. I think the prices they charge for food and drink is expensive too. I bought a burger last year and it was barley cooked. I went back to the place but they told me to join back of the queue rather than dealing with it there and then

Reply Posted by Karma on Saturday October 18 2014 at 16:20
£32 for a family of four? The greed will bite the folks of Cannon Hall on the bum when hardly anyone turns up.How can anyone justify the price in this day and age. Madness!

Then we have people saying Barnsley folk can't afford to shop at high street stores if they ever came to town.

Reply Posted by Jane on Saturday October 18 2014 at 17:00
Very expensive - I have 3 kids and don't want to visit the farm , has we usually visit the farm in the summer ,I will not be visiting has it will cost around £40 plus money for a drink and food..it may come with farm entrance but a lot of people only want to see the bonfire/fireworks - Hope people boycott the place.. Greed will come back and bite them.. watch this space..

Reply Posted by shocking on Saturday October 18 2014 at 21:03
I have a large family and can't afford these kind of prices..
But before you all start about large families and benefits I work and would see this a very expensive treat..

Sorry but that's how things are in this day and age...

Reply Posted by Dee on Sunday October 19 2014 at 09:53
Cannon Hall is supposed to be a place for family's to visit, but they don't do a family ticket? Disgusting prices, I hope people boycott it, anyone who goes must be mad.

Shame on you Cannon Hall bosses!

Reply Posted by Niccy on Monday October 20 2014 at 09:06
Carnt belive there doing fireworks were there's a farm full of animals . Wor in earthr Thay thinking .

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 20 2014 at 11:50
Hi, This is Richard from the farm. We are running the event. I just thought I'd put a few misconceptions right. Last year we ran the event in conjunction with an events company. They sold too many tickets and we couldn't park all the cars that came causing difficulties with traffic backing up and parking on roads. This year we are running the event ourselves and we'll be selling a maximum of 3000 tickets so we don't anticipate the same problems. There are major costs involved in putting on an event like this. The price is just £1 on top of our normal weekend admission and we consider that to be a reasonable price for what is involved. Not everyone seems to be aware that the Cannon Hall Farm and Cannon Hall are run completely separately and that we are a private business. The fireworks are specially quietened so as not to trouble the animals. I find it really sad that people don't seem to appreciate the costs that go into an event like this and seem to assume that every penny is profit. It isn't...indeed 20% goes straight to the government in VAT and corporation tax etc. is then paid on any further profit after staffing and other fixed costs are taken into account. If you don't want to visit the animals this event is just not for you as it is designed to be a family event with the fire lit at 4.30 and fireworks at 5.30pm to finish off the day. We expect the site to be clear by around 6.30pm. If you consider our food prices to be too high feel free to bring a picnic. We just want people to have a great time and we want to come and enjoy what will be a really impressive fireworks display set to music. No one is being forced to pay anything and there are plenty of alternative events around if you think ours is too expensive.

Reply Posted by to richard on Monday October 20 2014 at 12:20
3000 tickets at £7 .95 plus food and drinks sales, and you will not make a great deal. wake up.

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 20 2014 at 15:09
We have 150 people working here to pay every week. Yes, we need to make a profit to pay them all. There are many hidden overheads and fixed costs involved in running a place like this. Hardly anyone comes on a wet day in January or February but we still have to pay all those people. We are not in business to make a loss and why should we be? We have invested over £3 million over the past two years and we need to charge what is a very reasonable admission fee to repay that investment.

Reply Posted by Joan on Monday October 20 2014 at 16:20
I would have liked to visit the display but sadly there is 5 of us and we are not interested in the farm, I would have thought a price separate to entry to the farm would have been fairer, £ 7 .95 is a bit steep for us to visit the display only,, this is only my opinion. thanks

Reply Posted by Nov on Monday October 20 2014 at 17:21
So what happens if no one turns up Richard because of the high prices? You're going lose a lot of money.

Reply Posted by Richard on Monday October 20 2014 at 21:56
I wouldn't agree that the price is high. I think it's a very fair price especially considering the fantastic fireworks we have planned. We have already sold half the available tickets and we expect them to sell out.

Reply Posted by Nicky on Monday October 20 2014 at 15:27
No such thing as quiet fireworks

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 10:43
considering that it includes entrance to the farm I think it's a fantastic price. No one is twisting your arms to pay the additional costs for food/drinks! If you can't afford it then go elsewhere! There's plenty on around the borough. It's just like not being able to afford to watch a concert - you just don't go

Reply Posted by nickie mcdougall on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 12:52
I have never been disappointed with cannon hall.. whether its going t maize maze, the farm, lunch or buying from the farm shop.... you get what u pay for at the end of the day. ..Richard u dont have to justify your prices.. u would be a fool to do such an event at a loss... my daughter is in a dancin show that wkend or we would be there !!!! The alternative is locke park..a fortune to park, nothi g to do bt wait unless your prepared to pay £3.00a ride on fair.... I know where best offer is !!!

Reply Posted by hazel on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 13:12
yes not going to any, robbing the Barnsley public , what goes round comes round and people don't forget,

Reply Posted by To Richard on Tuesday October 21 2014 at 18:06
richard please ignore the stupidity of some of these people, they are very fair prices, if you google events from our neighbouring towns and cities I don't think you would be moaning about these prices, like others have said if you don't like it don't go! Absolutely no need for 'karma' 'boycotting' or any other stupid or inappropriate comment. A lot of us are proud to have cannon hall and the farm, they are a credit to Barnsley. Like Nickie says you don't have to justify your prices. Keep up the brill events :-)