We want you to have a safe, enjoyable and legal fireworks party. If you’re unsure about the law around fireworks, we’re here to support you by sharing answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
You must be aged 18 years or older to buy, carry or use Category 1, Category 2 and Category 3 fireworks.
You can buy fireworks all year round from specialist retailers. Chorlton Fireworks is a specialist firework retailer with a license to sell fireworks all year round.
Seasonal sellers of fireworks are registered with the local authority. You can only buy fireworks for private use from registered sellers who do not have the additional all year round license on these dates:
Yes. You can set off fireworks in your garden as long as it’s within specific times. You are legally allowed to set off fireworks from 7am to 11pm except on:
It is against the law for anyone to set off fireworks in a public place including in the street and public spaces such as parks or woodland.
Yes. You can be fined up to £5,000 and imprisoned for up to six months for selling or using fireworks illegally. You could also get an on-the-spot fine of £90.