Fireworks Display | Scout Park, Bounds Green, North London

*Information on our annual Fireworks Display can be found below. However, we’ll soon be launching updated Fireworks information pages and a new booking system for our 2017 event, so watch this space to see some exciting changes!*

Welcome to North London’s favourite fireworks display…

Our annual, family-friendly bonfire and fireworks display draws crowds from all over North London. With a variety of food stalls, from Norwegian waffles to barbecue and handmade falafel wraps, games for children, and an impressive array of sweet treats, there really is something for everyone. Not to mention marshmallow toasting on our bonfire, and, of course, the main event: the fireworks! 

We have been featured as one of Buzzfeed’s ‘16 Amazing Places to Watch Fireworks in London‘, and many of our visitors have ranked us higher than local competitors. We were also listed above Alexandra Palace’s display by entertainment and culture magazine Time Out!

To get a better idea of what our event is all about, read Little Outdoor Kylie’s lovely blog post from a few years ago.

Our display is characterised by its family-friendly atmosphere and all-round appeal. Run by young people, for the local community, we are proud to put on an event that stands out from the crowd. Next year, returning for the ninth time, our fireworks display will be on the 4th November 2017. We’d love to see you there! 

For more details, have a little nose round our website and our useful FAQs, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for then please do get in touch at wildwolfesu@gmail.com!

Thank you for your support,

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Cake with the Twirl Bites

Some time back in August, Ellie, Zuza and I (Carina) decided to do the  Explorer Belt Award – a ten day hike in a foreign country. As the planning got going, we realised something pretty big: we were going to have to finance this trip somehow… cue the fundraising!

Our plan was to hold a cake sale on the street and see what we could make. Having all rushed home from school on Friday to mass-produce baked goods, we turned up this morning at Crouch End clutching bags of cake-filled tupperware and lugging a folding table. We soon found out we’d missed something pretty key: this weekend was the launch of the Crouch End Festival, the UK’s largest community arts festival. While this would mean plenty of customers, we weren’t sure how the organisers would react to us encroaching on their turf! A quick chat and a wave of a Scout scarf later, and everything was sorted: so long as we kept out the way of the WI, we could stay.

We quickly got set up by the bus stop – always good for potential customers – and lay out our wares. Ranging from stacks of lemon curd muffins and exotic raspberry cupcakes to cheerful gingerbread men and super-gooey brownies, we definitely had something for everyone – or we would have had, if there weren’t so many people that insisted on sticking to their diets!

Trade quickly picked up as the streets got more and more busy. Wary of appearing like a stereotypical phone-obsessed teenager, I hid behind the table to publicise our cake sale on the WWESU social media. As normal, we got the usual amount of questions about who exactly we were – Brownies? Girl Guides? Nope, Explorer Scouts.

We also witnessed the repeated struggle between parent and child as to whether cake would be bought or not, which usually takes the form of:

Us: Would you like to buy some cake?

Parent: No, thanks.

Child: YES. YES. CAKE. YES. (until parent reluctantly gives in)

Pretty soon we were running out of stock. The sun, which until then had been hiding behind a conveniently placed tree, now chose to make an appearance. We watched in dismay as Ellie’s beautiful raspberry buttercream melted into bright pink sludge, leading to the solemn sacrifice of two cupcakes to the bin (luckily most of them had been sold by then). Several gingerbread men had lost limbs as a result of tragic accidents, so also had to be sacrificed – although this time to a much worthier cause: the tireless Explorers behind the stall!

At around 2pm, four hours after we started, we decided to call it a day as our once highly aesthetic stall had diminished with each sale, until only two muffins were left – a much less inviting display. Trying not to look too shifty, we quickly counted our takings and concluded that we had made a respectable profit, which would go a long way towards financing our expedition in the summer!

– Carina

To stay up-to-date on how our Explorer Belt is getting on, follow Wild Wolf on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and keep an eye out for #twirlbitesontour!

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