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Tips for staying safe on Bonfire Night / Fireworks Night

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Bonfire night or Fireworks night is a wonderful time for people to celebrate and get together in front of a beautiful fireworks display and keep warm in front of a powerful raging fire too.

However, when around fire and or fireworks, for Bonfire night the level of risk associated can be high, especially when doing your own at home.

Tips for staying safe:

Therefore below we have noted down some of our tips for staying safe during it, hence our title.

First of all pets need to be be left safely in doors throughout, and children should only watch the fireworks display at a safe distance. Adults should be the only persons setting up and dealing with the active firework display, as well as any lighting of fireworks.

Taking care when disposing fireworks once they’ve been used, by ensuring that no firework's are still active in any way.

Quick safety tips:

Plan ahead with your fireworks display in order to make sure that it is safe and enjoyable for everyone involved.

Keep in a closed box and set them off only one at a time in order to keep track of active fireworks.

Follow the instructions for each unique and different fireworks set, some may differ in terms of lighting, so read closely.

Keep at arms length while lighting fireworks, keeping well back while you do so.

Avoid naked flames such as sparklers or cigarettes being near any form of fireworks.

Do not return to any fireworks once they have been lit.

Don’t throw or stash any fireworks in pockets or any other places.

Keep fireworks away from any spectators.

Avoid dangerous fuels such as paraffin or petrol on your bonfire.

Check that the fire is out and that the surrounding area is safe before leaving it.

If not staying at home, where can people go though?

Where to go for the best Bonfire Night / Fireworks Displays ?

Whether you are celebrating in our local areas of Northamptonshire, or in the capital, London, there is plenty to do and plenty of breathtaking fireworks displays to witness, at some brilliant venues.

Let's look at some of them below.


Northampton Bonfire Night 2021


23-25 St Giles' St


Bellinge Bonfire Night 2021


Bellinge Community House, Billingmead Square, Northampton


Fireworks Frenzy Drive-In


Santa Pod Raceway, Airfield Rd


Thrapston Fireworks


Thrapston Sports Club, 38 Chancery Ln, Thrapston


Scots Club Fireworks


Scots Sports & Social Club, Selbourne Ave, Bletchley

Milton Keynes


Camden Town Bonfire Night 2021


Denmoss House, 10 Greenland St


Guy Fawkes Night


Palace of Westminster


Islington Bonfire Night 2021


32 Essex Rd


Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival


Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way


Ealing Bonfire Night 2021


10 Windsor Rd


Have fun!

Regardless of what you do, where you go, or where you don't go, we hope that you stay safe and vigilant and have a fantastic time tonight!

Would you like to know more about how Protest ES Ltd can help protect your business, staff, and visitors, thus keeping you safe and legally compliant with the latest regulations?

Please do not hesitate to contact us, by calling this number: 01604 696113 today. Or contact us via email:


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