Fireworks and the Law FAQ

If I buy fireworks out of season, when can I use them?

If you are over 18 then it is perfectly legal to buy and use fireworks at any time of the year but please note that it is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year (1am).

Can shops sell fireworks all year round, I thought this was illegal?

Most retail outlets have a seasonal licence that allows them to sell fireworks at specific times of the year. Our store has an all-year licences allowing us to sell fireworks all year. 

I have seen youth's letting of fireworks, what can I do? 

Following a recent change in the law, it is now illegal for persons under 18 to have fireworks in their possession in a public place. If you see someone, who you think is under 18, with fireworks in a public place then call the Police and report the incident.

Whoosh Fireworks do not condone the irresponsible or under age use of fireworks.

Fireworks In Store

Delivery Details

Fireworks - only available to purchase at the store

Our fireworks are on sale all year round at Stephen H. Smith's Garden & Leisure, Pool Road, Otley, simply turn up, select and buy from our range on show near to the front entrance, our online catalogue is amended to show the fireworks generally on sale.

During the periods of Bonfire Night and Christmas/New Year we open our larger retail display within Stephen H. Smiths' Garden & Leisure and provide expert advice on fireworks.

Should you require a large order of fireworks please telephone us on 07747487170 so that we can ensure stock is available and provide you with expert advice.

The Law

It is illegal to sell adult fireworks to anyone under 18 or for anyone under 18 to possess adult fireworks in a public place.

If you are over 18, it is perfectly legal to buy and use fireworks at any time of the year but please note that it is an offence to let fireworks off during night hours (11pm to 7am), except on Bonfire Night (midnight), Diwali, New Year and Chinese New Year (all 1am).

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