Organising Firework Displays

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Organising a display at home

On the day of the event:

  • Read the instructions on your fireworks in advance so you know what you need to do.
  • Locate any bonfire away from trees or other buildings such as fences or garden sheds to avoid sparks setting them alight. Do not use petrol or paraffin to light your bonfire.
  • Have a bucket of water handy in case of an emergency. You can also put any used sparklers in it.
  • Have a torch so you can safely read the instructions on the firework. Light fireworks at arm's length, using a taper.
  • Follow the Firework Safety Code: this means that you should, for example:
  • Not drink alcohol if setting off fireworks
  • Keep fireworks in a closed box
  • Never go near a firework that has been lit. Even if it hasn't gone off, it could still explode.
  • Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
  • Always supervise children around fireworks
  • Keep pets indoors

The morning after:

  • Carefully check and clear the garden of fireworks, including any misfires ie those that should have gone off but didn't.
  • Dispose of fireworks safely

Further guidance

Detailed guidance publications on putting on firework displays are available from HSE Books.

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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