Last updated: 23 August 2023
Next review: 23 August 2024
Fireworks - sparklers, party poppers, caps, cracker snaps
You cannot sell fireworks and/or sparklers to anyone under the age of 18 years. You cannot sell fireworks to anyone who you feel is, or looks, under that age.
Party poppers/caps/cracker snaps
You cannot sell party poppers, caps, cracker snaps, novelty matches, serpents and throw downs to anyone who you feel is, or looks, under the age of 16 years.
Shopkeepers who breach the requirements can be prosecuted in a magistrates court and if found guilty can be fined up to £5000, face a term of imprisonment, or up to 6 months, or both.