Fireworks are explosives and as such they should be treated with respect. Fireworks can however be enjoyed safely by following a few guidelines:
It's also good courtesy to let your neighbours know when you are planning to set off fireworks, especially if they are elderly, have young children, pets or if you are setting off fireworks out of season (outside of November or New Years Eve).
Fireworks and the Law - as per the Firework Regulations 2004 and The Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010.
Fireworks must not be set off between 11pm - 7am except for the following dates which have the following exclusion hours:
You may set off fireworks on your own private property or someone else's private property so long as you have their permission to do so. You must not let off fireworks in a public place such as a park or at the beach.
There are four "Categories" of fireworks. Category 1 is for indoor fireworks. We only sell Category 2 (Garden) and Category 3 (Display) fireworks. Both categories are classed as "Adult Fireworks". Currently, Category 2 fireworks have a minimum safety distance of 5 metres while Category 3 fireworks have a minimum safety distance of 25 metres. We recommend enjoying Category 3 fireworks from 40 - 50 metres as they are that big! However, over the next few years fireworks must become CE marked and with this are new minimum safety distances: 8 metres for Category 2 and 25 metres for Category 3. So please be prepared to see a mix of minimum safety distances - we have the information for each product on our website but always read the firework labelling to see what safety distances you should adhere to.
Finally, Category 4 fireworks are reserved for professionals only as they are a lot more dangerous to use. You must never buy or use Category 4 fireworks unless you are trained and qualified to do so - it is both illegal and highly dangerous.
It is illegal to sell adult fireworks to anyone under the age of 18.
No person under the age of 18 shall possess fireworks in an adult firework in a public place.
It is illegal to tamper or modify fireworks.