Fireworks and the Law
You must be 18 years old or above to buy or be in possession of a firework in a public place – Public place is anywhere other than someone’s own back garden.
It is illegal to:
Set off or throw fireworks in a public place
For Under 18s to buy or possess adult fireworks
Set off fireworks between 11.00pm and 7am (or between midnight and 7am on Bonfire Night, 1am on New Years Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year).
You can face arrest, charge and a criminal record. Police can enforce a fixed penalty notice of £80 to anyone under 18 possessing a firework in a public place and for breach of the 11pm curfew on letting off fireworks
Adults should only buy fireworks that comply to British Standard 7114 to be sure they are safe