It is illegal to sell fireworks, including sparklers, to anyone who is under 18.
It is also against the law to sell caps, cracker snaps, novelty matches, party poppers, serpents and throw-downs to anyone who is under 16.
Shop keepers and assistants who break this rule can be fined up to £5,000 or sent to prison for 6 months.
Packets of sparklers must carry a warning: "Not to be given to children under 5 years of age"
If you are under 18, you can be fined up to £5,000 for letting a firework off in a public place.
A public place is anywhere other than your back garden, and includes streets, parks and playgrounds.
It is also a fineable offence for anyone under the age of 18 to have a firework on them (other than a sparkler) in a public place.
It is illegal to set fireworks off between 11pm and 7am except on the
- November 5th - until midnight
- New Year's Eve - until 1am on the following day
- Chinese New Year - until 1am on the following day
- Diwali - until 1am on the following day