Safety comes first!

  1. Buy fireworks marked CE (BSEN 15947) only.
  2. Always keep fireworks in a closed box and take them out one at a time.
  3. Never put fireworks in your pocket.
  4. Always be considerate. Let your neighbours know you will be having fireworks, especially if they are elderly, have pets or young children.
  5. Avoid setting fireworks off late at night.
  6. Ensure all pets are safe and secure.
  7. Always carefully follow the instructions on EACH firework.
  8. Never go back to a lit firework.
  9. Never throw fireworks.
  10. Never light fireworks off under the influence of alcohol.
  11. Light fireworks at arm’s length, at the end of the fuse and using a safety firework lighter.
  12. Never throw spent fireworks onto a bonfire.


  1. Never give sparklers to children under the age of five.
  2. Always supervise children with sparklers.
  3. Light one sparkler at a time.
  4. Do not inhale the smoke.
  5. Always hold sparklers at arm’s length.
  6. Use gloves for extra safety.
  7. Never fool around with sparklers.
  8. Spent sparklers remain extremely hot – Put any spent sparklers in a bucket of water or sand.

Firework Times

Fireworks can be enjoyed any time throughout the year, but you must only use them between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Exceptions to the 11 pm rule are:

November 5th (Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes): You can let fireworks off until midnight.

  • Diwali: Up until 1 am
  • December 31st (New Year’s Eve): Up until 1 am
  • Chinese New Year: Up until 1 am

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Safety For Pets

  1. Keep pets inside when fireworks are being let off.
  2. Make sure your dog is walked earlier in the day before the fireworks start.
  3. Keep all windows and doors closed and lock cat flaps to stop pets escaping and to keep noise to a minimum.
  4. Draw the curtains and if your pets are used to the sounds of a television or radio leave them on in order to minimise any firework noise.
  5. Small pets like rabbits, hamsters, mice and birds are the most vulnerable to fireworks – make sure you re-locate hutches/cages into a garage/shed or a quieter room indoors if possible.
  6. Give your pet extra bedding to burrow into so it feels safe.
  7. If you are aware that horses, ponies or cattle are housed nearby ensure you let the owners know well in advance so they can be moved if neccessary.