On the 5th of November, the whole of Britain will take part in celebrating one of the biggest fireworks-related events, making it one of the busiest times of the year for us here at Showtime Fireworks. Don’t miss out on our recommendations for the Best Fireworks for Sale This Bonfire Night. But what is Bonfire Night, and why do we celebrate it? We have the answer to all of those questions in this blog, along with the best ways to have the Bonfire Night fireworks display of your dreams.

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What is Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night also known as Guy Fawkes Night, Guy Fawkes Day,  and Fireworks Night is an annual commemoration observed on the 5th of November, primarily in Great Britain, which involves bonfires and fireworks displays. 


Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night with Fireworks?

The national holiday is celebrated with fireworks and bonfires and commemorates the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. It is observed in the United Kingdom every year on the 5th of November which marks the date of the failed assassination attempt from over 400 years ago. The Gunpowder Plot conspirators were zealous Roman Catholics who were enraged at King James I for refusing to grant greater religious tolerance to Catholics so they took matters into their own hands to get their voices heard.


How do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

In general, Bonfire Night sees participants enjoying a range of activities to celebrate and remember the historic date. Some people choose to parade around in period-inspired costumes to watch and enjoy the fireworks. Others are content with just lighting some sparklers, watching the fireworks display from afar and taking part in lighting some flaming torches. 

Some towns may even have parade floats showcasing figures from history and some are inspired by current events to tie in with the history of the holiday. The event is known for having a large bonfire that people gather around where they can then watch the impressive fireworks display that is often at the end of the night's celebrations.


How to have the best Bonfire Night fireworks display

As we specialise in spectacular fireworks displays we are able to offer our expert opinion on just how you are able to have the best night possible. 

First things first you need to plan your night accordingly. Preparation is key after all and will make all the difference when it comes to the big night. That is why you definitely should not leave anything to the last minute. Organising your celebrations is crucial so that everything runs smoothly and without a hitch. Therefore you need to consider the following elements: timing, guests, food and drink, decorations and most importantly the fireworks. 

We can tell you with confidence that the latter part of the year is always the busiest for fireworks suppliers. So in order to make sure you are able to get the fireworks you want, you need to get in there quick and not leave anything to chance. Make a list of all the products you want and need, check if our store has them all in stock and buy them all well in advance. This will ensure that everything will be ready in time so that you do not stress and can enjoy the celebrations. 

Before the big night comes around you need to ensure that you have everything you may need. This could simply be making a checklist of everything you want and need for the occasion or brushing up on the safety guidelines for the use of fireworks. Whatever you need to prepare for in order to have the most amazing Bonfire Night fireworks display, being organised is key to achieving it. 

Safety is always at the heart of what we do

As one of the top leading suppliers of fireworks, we understand how important safety is when handling all fireworks and related products. 

As long as you remember to be safe when celebrating you will be able to have an amazing night. Fireworks are dangerous objects when handled incorrectly but as long as you make sure you are following the proper guidelines for each and every single one you handle you will be fine. Some key things to remember when handling fireworks are: 

  • Having somewhere to safely store your fireworks away from heat and somewhere where they cannot get damp such as a closed, fireproof box
  • You should only take fireworks out one at a time and close the box immediately after you remove them
  • Only one person should be in charge of the fireworks and if you are the one lighting them, do not drink. We understand that it is a celebration but for your own safety and others, it is better to be sober when lighting explosives 
  • If you are planning a Bonfire Night fireworks display then we would recommend letting your neighbours know in advance especially if they have pets or small children. 
  • Always hold sparklers with a gloved hand and when you are done with them, put them in a bucket of cold water hot end first. Alternatively, if you have very young children you can stick them in something sturdy, light them and watch them from a distance. 
  • You should never keep fireworks in your pockets and you should never throw them as they are classed as explosives and could go off if provoked 
  • It may go without saying but you should never give fireworks to children. There is a reason why there is an age restriction of 18 years old and it is in everyone's best interest to follow it 
  • You should always carefully read and comply with the safety instructions on each and every firework before using them to ensure maximum safety for everyone in the vicinity
  • Remember to always light fireworks at arm’s length and stand well back after lighting them. If a lit firework has failed to fire do not go back to it unless you are 100% certain it will not go off. (if you can do so from a safe distance drown or submerge the firework in water to render it non-explosive. This make take several hours) 
  • You need to make sure that there is a safe distance between the fireworks and those watching. The NFPA 1123 guidelines state that there should be 70 feet of safety distance per inch diameter of the shell, with a minimum of 210 feet.

Presenting our season's top 10 Best fireworks for Bonfire Night at Showtime Fireworks

1. ARK Firework Pack 4 cakes and 2 rockets - £280.00

Prepare to illuminate the night with our extraordinary selection of four captivating firework cakes and two thrilling ball rockets, all crafted by Vivid Fireworks. Whether you’re commemorating a birthday, wedding, or simply aiming to infuse some sparkle into your evening, these mesmerising fireworks are the ultimate choice. What’s more, for a limited time, you can enjoy remarkable savings of £50 off our already discounted prices! Don’t let this explosive deal slip through your fingers!

 Approx time : 10-15 mins

2. Crusade loudest salute firework- RRP £109 Our Price £89

Elevate your event to a dazzling spectacle with the Crusade cake/barrage firework! This masterpiece is brimming with 100 sensational shots that burst into mesmerising colours, crafting a breathtaking display that will leave your guests utterly entranced. But that’s not all – this cake also boasts captivating special effects and a resounding ‘LOUD’ titanium Salute that will introduce an additional wow factor to your occasion. Crafted by the skilled team at Pyroworx Fireworks, Crusade stands as a top-tier F3 1.3g barrage/cake, featuring 20mm tubes and an impressive 680g NEC. Don’t settle for the ordinary – let Crusade propel your event to an entirely new level of unforgettable.

Approx Time : 50-55 secs

3. Best price 100 shot 20mm by Klasek fireworks - £59.99

Are you ready to take your firework display to extraordinary heights? Look no further than our remarkable set of 100 shots by Klasek Pyrotechnics, filled with magnificent large bursts and an array of 10 different captivating effects. Each shot is a vivid symphony of colours, showcasing explosive blue stars, glistening golden palms, and dazzling multi-coloured bursts that will leave your audience in awe. We’ve spared no effort in creating the ultimate firework experience, including elements like red and silver glitter, along with many other heavenly effects. Infuse some serious sparkle into your upcoming event with our incredible set of 100 shots – Why not check out some of our 100 shot barrage fireworks HERE!

Approx Time : 55-60 secs

4. F2ultra pro cake box selection with 6 fireworks - £119.99

Witness the magnificent fireworks package meticulously crafted by the ingenious team at Vivid Pyrotechnics. This explosive masterpiece showcases six high-quality 16-shot cakes, each equipped with 20mm firing tubes that unleash a breathtaking array of colours and effects. Not only is this package a visual marvel, but it’s also an incredible value for the price. Get ready to be captivated by the brilliance of this dazzling barrage pack.

For the perfect pairing with this pack, consider adding the Hell Fires (10) Rocket pack. Moreover, to elevate your event to an unforgettable level, all this firework package needs is a finale cake, such as the FREAK 49-shot barrage. Prepare for a night of fireworks that will leave a lasting impression on all who attend!

Approx Time : 12-15 mins

5. El loco firework compound by vivid pyrotechnics - £334.99

For over three years now, This Brand has been bringing the most breathtaking fireworks for sale to the UK pyro markets, incorporating effects typically reserved for professional shows with massive bursts of vibrant colours. If you’re seeking a fireworks display that will genuinely amaze your guests, your search ends with El Loco by Vivid Fireworks.

This incredible firework boasts a remarkable 2-minute duration and showcases a host of stunning effects. The ingenious firing pattern and intense colors create the illusion of a halo enveloping the firework, while the stars burst into the night sky, painting it with beautiful shades of green, blue, and purple, all culminating in a jaw-dropping finale.

If you found El Loco impressive, be sure to explore the mesmerising 288-shot masterpiece, “Tour De Force” by Pyroworx Fireworks – a true gem among fireworks that will leave you and your audience in awe!

Approx Time : 180-190 secs

6. Elements – 4 high quality cakes by Primed - £119.99

Step into the exhilarating realm of Element by Primed and immerse yourself in the thrill of mesmerising pyrotechnics. Primed Pyrotechnics is delighted to introduce this extraordinary pack of four fireworks that will transform the night sky into a canvas of breathtaking displays, featuring premium effects and powerful bursts. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable show that will leave you in absolute awe! Also be sure to check out 25 shot Pearlescent barrage by Pyroworx Fireworks.

Approx Time : 45-50 secs

7. Flora 25 shot By Funke Fireworks - £34.99

The colours in this fireworks display, including all Funke / Argento fireworks, are truly exceptional. This 25-shot Flora masterpiece begins with vibrant red tails that lead to a dazzling brocade crown adorned with chicken blood-red dahlias—an exquisite feature typically reserved for professional fireworks displays but now available in our retail fireworks. The spectacle continues with a blue tail igniting a brocade crown complemented by blue dahlias, a yellow tail bursting into a brocade crown with yellow dahlias, a violet tail unveiling a brocade crown featuring violet dahlias, and a green tail culminating in a brocade crown embellished with green dahlias. For those curious about dahlias, they’re akin to peony stars but larger, resulting in fewer bursts per display, but these grand blooms burn brighter and longer.

Are you in search of more Barrages fireworks for sale uk for your upcoming celebration?

Approx time : 40-50 secs 

8. PYRO ADDICT 3 Barrage By Riakeo Fireworks - £89.99

Prepare to unleash the unstoppable force of PYRO ADDICT 3 by Riakeo Fireworks – our most exhilarating firework creation to date! No celebration will ever be complete without the mind-blowing spectacle provided by this 2023 Compound fireworks. Boasting an astonishing 71 shots, featuring tube sizes of 20mm, 25mm, and 30mm, a substantial 12kg gross weight, and an impressive 1000g of NEC, you’ll effortlessly leave a lasting impression of victory or captivate any crowd with explosive bursts of vibrant colours. And if that’s not enough to impress you, how about an electrifying display that spans a whopping 40 seconds! Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire these remarkable firework explosives that will undoubtedly elevate any occasion, infusing it with significance and unforgettable memories.

Approx time : 60 secs 

9. Screaming Chrysanthenum By Funke Fireworks - £129.99

Witness the awe-inspiring fusion of four cakes and barrages fireworks, seamlessly combined to produce an astonishing display of 100 shots. These shots feature screeching, swirling comet tails that ascend to magnificent bursts, releasing vibrant deep red, vivid green, purple, yellow, and blue peony stars, each followed by a captivating delayed chrysanthemum crackle. The colours initially scroll in sequence before blending harmoniously for a breathtaking finale. This spectacular firework, renowned for its strong colours and impeccable timing, embodies the excellence we’ve come to expect from Funke Fireworks.

For more excitement, why not explore some other large fireworks in the same category today? These can also be conveniently fired with a single fuse, making your celebration even more extraordinary!

Approx time : 48-55 secs 

10. Royal flush box by primed fireworks - £299.99

Prepare to illuminate the sky with an incredible selection of 32 premium fireworks by Primed! This epic box is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for entertaining friends and family with a diverse range of cakes and rocket fireworks that are sure to leave a lasting impression. From sky-piercing bangers that dominate the heavens to an assortment that offers unbeatable value, this collection has everything you need to create an unforgettable display.

Trust us, your audience won’t be able to resist the mesmerising spectacle of Primed’s high-quality fireworks. So why wait? Place your order now and prepare for a show-stopping performance that will leave your guests in awe!

Why not check out our other Discounted Packages that our team of experts have hand-picked. 

Approx time : 15-22 mins 

Why you should choose us for your fireworks

We are proud to say that we have over 20 years of experience here at Showtime Fireworks supplying only the top brands to our customers. This ensures that everyone that buys products from us will have the most extravagant fireworks displays. Our best selling point is that we offer free firework local delivery for our customers who meet that criteria. This is also a reason why we are one of the top suppliers of fireworks in the London area. 

Here at Showtime fireworks, we have a wide range of fireworks for sale in our online fireworks shop including the award-winning 2022 ‘Brand of the Year’: Vivid Pyrotechnics. The range we are proud to offer is full of only the UK’s leading brands including Klasek Pyrotechnics (Dum Bum), Celtic Fireworks, Hallmark Fireworks, Cube, Jonathans, Firework King, Brothers, Black cat and many many more.

With such a diverse selection of fireworks, why would you consider buying from anywhere else? The Showtime Fireworks online shop includes the likes of rockets, fountains, cakes, barrages, sparklers and much more. All of these are certified and available for easy ordering with convenient delivery, so you will no doubt be able to find something for your celebration. 

Did you know that our company supplies and delivers fireworks to London and its surrounding areas all year round? Well, now you do! 

It is something that we take great pride in as that means our wide range of high-quality fireworks can be sold to more of our customers who live all over the place. By be able to sell to them we are able to help more and more people have a night to remember. So no matter what special occasion you need fireworks for whether that is a wedding or birthday, a certain holiday such as Bonfire Night, Diwali, Eid, Chinese New Year or New Year’s Eve, we want to be the ones to give you the ammunition to make it the most amazing Bonfire Night fireworks display.

Do not forget to plan and prepare for the date by making sure you order with us well in advance. That way we can make sure that you have everything ready for the big celebration and that there will be no stress for you as everything will be taken care of. So why wait? Add some sparkle to your next event with these fireworks from our online shop!

If you choose to buy from us we will make sure that you have the best Bonfire Night fireworks display. So, if you have any more questions about anything we have mentioned in this blog, you can contact us via our website. Alternatively, if you would like to read more blogs from us you can find them all here.

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