The law says you must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.

You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to 6 months for selling or using fireworks illegally. You could also get an on-the-spot fine of £90.

It’s against the law to sell fireworks to people under 18. It’s illegal for anyone to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, except on certain occasions:

Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight

New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am

Check with your council to find out about any local rules for settingoff fireworks. Get information about firework safety from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the Health and Safety Executive. If someone is injured by a firework, call 999 for emergency services.

Fireworks Leaflet