On Bonfire Night, many people will be heading to their first firework displays since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
But even if you’re still not venturing out into large crowds, you might still want to mark Guy Fawkes Night with some sparklers.
If you are planning to get hold of sparklers, it’s worth noting that not all supermarkets are selling them this year.
And those retailers who are, are doing so in-store only and may require photo ID to prove you are above the age of 18.
So where can you get hold of the mini fireworks - and how can you keep safe when using them?
Here’s what you need to know.
Where can I get hold of sparklers?
The only major supermarket that is not selling any form of firework this year is Sainsbury’s, which banned itself from selling them in 2019.
Tesco is selling two sparkler products in 2021.
Its Star Wand set, which contains sparklers with star-shaped endings, comes three-packs and are available for £1.50.
Meanwhile, its golden coloured Titanium Sparklers come in five-packs and are retailed at £1.
A list of the other fireworks Tesco has available can be viewed on its website now.
Asda is selling sparklers as part of its fireworks selection until 10 November.
But they will only be available to buy in some stores from now until 10 November, subject to availability.
Morrisons has two sparkler products it’s selling until 7 November.
For 50p, shoppers can get their hands on a pack of five 10-inch sparklers.
Or for £1, you can upgrade to a five-pack of 18-inch long sparklers.
The rest of its firework selection can be viewed on the Direct Fireworks section of its website.
Aldi’s selection of sparklers is available to view in-store only.
Lidl is selling sparklers at selected stores across the UK.
Its 12-packs of the traditional family favourite are being sold at £1.99 and are said to be giant-sized.
How can I use sparklers safely?
Sparklers can be used by people of all ages, although it’s recommended children under five aren’t given them.
Kids must be supervised whenever the mini fireworks are lit.
They are a fire risk, so some precautions need to be taken when using them.
You should make sure your children are not wearing loose or highly flammable clothing and that any scarves are tucked away.
And to be extra safe, sparklers should be held at arm’s length in a gloved hand.
It is recommended to have a bucket of water at the ready for when you want to discard used sparklers.
The British Fireworks Association has a Firework Code on its website where you can get safety advice for all fireworks.
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