It’s nearly bonfire night so here's all the information you need to keep safe when it comes to fireworks.

When should and shouldn’t I let fireworks off?

You should not normally let off fireworks between 11pm and 7am, but timings differ where there is a special event.

On Bonfire Night the cut off for letting fireworks off is midnight. For New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year it's 1am.

What age can I buy fireworks?

You can buy fireworks with ID at the age of 18.

When can shops sell fireworks?

You can only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use on these dates:

October 15 - November 10

December 26-31

Three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year

How can I stay safe this Bonfire Night?

- Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time

- Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks

- Light the fireworks at arm's length and stand well back once lit

- Never return to a firework once it’s lit

- Plan your fireworks display so it is safe for everyone watching

How can I keep my child safe?

Fireman Sam has put together some great videos on how to keep safe this Bonfire Night. 

Where can I buy fireworks from?

Check your local council website for a list of registered firework retailers.

Do I need a license?

If you are buying fireworks for a public display you must use them within 5 days or you will need to get a licence. Also if you have more than 50kg worth of fireworks, you will need to seek out a license.

What if I want to make a noise complaint?

Call the police and they will deal with the issue. 

What else do I need to know?

Check out where the firework displays are near you.