And with that in mind, we have put together this handy list of the places in Sheffield where you can buy fireworks for your Bonfire Night home display.
There are a number of legal rules surrounding the purchase, and use, of fireworks by members of the public, which are listed below:
When, and from whom, can I legally buy fireworks?
The law states that you can only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use on these dates:
- October 15 to November 10
- December 26 to 31
- Three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year
At other times you can only buy fireworks from licensed shops.
When can I set fireworks off?
You can set off fireworks between 7am and 11pm except for:
- Bonfire Night, when the cut off is midnight
- New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, when the cut off is 1am
Where can I set fireworks off?
The law says you can set fireworks off on private property such as your garden, and must not set off or throw fireworks (including sparklers) in the street or other public places.
How old do I need to be to buy ‘adult’ fireworks, and what category of fireworks am I allowed to use?
You cannot buy ‘adult’ fireworks if you’re under 18, and members of the public are permitted to buy Category 1, 2 and 3 fireworks which should always have instructions on them.