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Fireworks: the facts

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You may have watched a fireworks display on Bonfire Night or at a party.

Fireworks can be fun if you're sensible and you stay safe.

Fire can be dangerous so it's important that you are with an adult if you are around fireworks.

If you're under 18

  • you should never carry a firework in the street
  • you cannot buy fireworks

These rules apply to everyone

  • you should never throw or set off a firework in the street or in a public place
  • you should never throw a firework into a road
  • you're not allowed to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am except on Bonfire Night (the curfew is between midnight and 7am), New Year's Eve (the curfew is between 1am and 7am), Chinese New Year (the curfew is between 1am and 7am) and Diwali night (the curfew is between 1am and 7am)

If you break the law on fireworks you could be sent to prison for up to six months or your mum and dad or carers could be fined.

Fireworks can be great fun so enjoy them safely!