Buying Fireworks Guides

Everything you need to know about buying fireworks and getting the best deal.

Buying Fireworks

In these sections I’ll explain how to buy your fireworks and where from. Starting with the General Help & Advice section which covers consumer fireworks and has some tips on getting the best deals on your fireworks and saving you some money. Those who prefer to have their fireworks delivered can also read the Mail Order Fireworks page for further advice.

Looking for a local, specialist retail fireworks shop that’s open all year round? Try my handy Firework Shops Map.

If you are wanting to book a professional team, for example if you are getting married, then have a read of the Buying Wedding & Professional Fireworks Displays article.

If you’re unsure what type of fireworks you need then my DIY or Professional Fireworks? guide will assist, and if you’re a complete beginner either to fireworks or to this site, have a look at my Beginners Start Here! guide.

If you’re looking for firing systems or fuse then the Buying Firing Systems & Fuse page has further advice and some suggested suppliers.

But wait! Doesn't UKFR sell fireworks?

It does come as a shock to some readers to find that I neither sell fireworks nor work on commission. Yes I really do go to all this effort on UKFR because fireworks is my passion and it has been this way since I started in 1999. I made a decision early on to concentrate on providing information – for free – to UK consumers rather than selling products. I am a completely independent concern and not owned or part-owned by any fireworks retailer.

Adverts and UKFR Sponsors

As I don’t sell fireworks I do still need to generate revenue in other ways. It goes without saying that my hosting costs are pretty huge. I do this by selling advertising, showing banners in the Fireworks Forum and to a limited extent here on UKFR. That said, I keep adverts here down to just one or two per article and they’re just simple graphic banners with no tracking or scripts running. This enables me to keep the core guides focused on the job at hand (in addition to being quick loading).

Advertisers on UKFR are known as Sponsors because my relationship with many of them is much more than just a transaction of money in return for a banner. I’ve known most of them for years, have shopped at them, visited them at various events and become good friends in some cases. I hope that you will shop with them too and, if you do, mention that you found out about them here.

You can find a list of all UKFR’s Sponsors on the full Sponsor list page.