The Firecracker Ball

In 2016, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

Circus Performers Barnardo's 150 and always Circus Brass Band Arial Ring Performer Ringmaster John Hammond Tables Circus Stage

Firecracker Ball 2017

Saturday 11th November, Rudding Park, Harrogate

In 2016 one of the biggest and brightest charitable events in the region’s calendar took place at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate on Saturday night (November 12th) and once again Yorkshire dug deep – with an astonishing £285,000 raised for Barnardo’s.

The Firecracker Ball, which is now in its 15th year supporting Barnardo’s, takes place every November in a huge themed marquee attached to Rudding Park Hotel and this year 720 guests were treated to a night at the circus – with the interior transformed into a giant big top complete with circus performers, treats, games, world class entertainment and, of course, a strict ringmaster. Guests were treated to a three course gourmet dinner whilst being entertained by various music and theatrical acts. To end the night a performance from Brit, MTV and Ivor Novello Award winners, All Saints brought the house down by playing the very best of their hits and material from their new album, Red Flag.

There is no doubt that the Firecracker Ball is now Yorkshire's finest social occasion with new productions year on year that simply never cease to amaze. This year we are once again planning a fantastic party with fabulous entertainment and a raft of ‘money can’t buy’ auction prizes and games with wonderful prizes to win.

You can reserve your table now by emailing

2017 Sponsors

Team Make Print Work - Printing Sponsors Source Marketing Communications - Marketin Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Firecracker Ball provides a unique range of packages for sponsors interested in the opportunity to place their brand in front of a captive audience of corporates, and high net worth individuals, whilst also generating funds to support Barnardo's.

If there is one event you choose to support this year then The Firecracker Ball is undoubtedly the one that can deliver against your corporate charity agenda and give your special guests a night to remember.

We have a range of sponsorship packages, but are always happy to discuss creating a bespoke package for you and your business. 

Contact Kirsty Guy on 01748 821295 or

Full details of sponsorship packages

Table Packages

Packages are sold in tables of ten or twelve.

All packages include a champagne reception, pre dinner canapés, four course dinner, and high-class entertainment.

  • Silver packages at £395 per person
    • Includes a half page advertisement in brochure when a full table is booked.
    • Individual tickets or part tables can also be sold for the silver package, you will be sharing with others, and you will not be eligible for an advert in the brochure.
  • Gold packages at £475 per person
    • Includes half a bottle of wine and a liqueur per person, a half page colour advertisement in brochure and you company logo on our website.
  • Platinum packages at £750 per person.
    • Includes half a bottle of wine and a liqueur per person, a half page colour advertisement in brochure and your company logo on our website.
    • Also includes overnight accommodation in the Folifoot wing at Rudding Park

Please complete the booking form here

Donate Prizes

Your contribution

Our donors don't go without recognition. In return, we acknowledge the generosity of you or your company in the event brochure which is given to all guests, promoting your brand to a prestigious audience.

What you could donate

We are always looking for new and exciting luxury items and experiences to auction at our events, whether it is a designer handbag, dinner in a top restaurant, tickets to a concert or a weekend city break.

Find out what’s on our wish list here.


If you wish to remain anonymous but would still like to make a donation or a pledge you can do so by contacting Kirsty Guy on 01748 821295 or