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13/04/2018

How long should my fireworks display last?

How long should my fireworks display last? It is that all important question of how long your fireworks display should be is answered here! – This will depend on what kind of display you are doing, who it is for and how much you have budgeted for regarding the actual fireworks. The duration depends on the nature of the event as well. 3-4 minutes will normally be quite sufficient as the closing feature of a wedding or birthday celebration, whereas if the fireworks are the main feature of the event... Read More

26/03/2018

FIREWORKS HISTORY

 FIREWORKS HISTORY:  Today, we see fireworks as a sign of magical celebrations, festivities and community events, however that’s not always been the case…..           In the Early Days As far back as 200BC in the towns of ancient China, firecrackers were used for enemy fire against the marauding larger built men of the surrounding mountains.  Records also show in 1046 that the Chinese were the first to use gun powder as a form of weapon by making gun powder catapults by hand. It is widely recognised... Read More

22/03/2018

BEST FINALE FIREWORKS

BEST FINALE FIREWORKS   After the latest shocking blast from Beast of the East leaving us with a sharp sting in it’s tail, we couldn’t help but think of the big blast fireworks in our range with just as big an impact which will leave you gasping – this time with a smile! If you are planning your celebration firework display and looking for that special and spectacular finale piece to wow your guests, check out our crowd pleasing fireworks below and don’t forget to enjoy the videos too: CAT... Read More

15/03/2018

FUNDRAISING WITH FIREWORKS

FUNDRAISING WITH FIREWORKS   Scratching your head for an event to raise much needed funds?  Have you thought about putting on your own firework display but find the idea too daunting or over ambitious? Well, have no fear, Fantastic Fireworks are here! Whether you are a Parent Teacher Association, Scout Organisation or a Charity looking to raise money, firework displays not only generate substantial income in ticket sales, but also provide opportunities to make extra income with associated sales such as food stalls and rides, not to mention glow-in-the-dark products... Read More

08/03/2018

Celebrate the Royal Wedding with razzle dazzle fireworks!

Saturday 19TH of May is going to herald the much anticipated Royal Wedding in Windsor and promises to be a day of major celebrations. It’s the day that Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle tie the knot. There will be parties throughout the country, and what better way to toast the happy couple than by ending the night with a dazzling wedding fireworks display! If you will be watching the wedding on TV and celebrating indoors we have plenty of indoor and quiet fireworks which are fun, safe for the kids... Read More

10/01/2018

Burns Night 2018 Special Offer

Neeps, Haggis, Tatties & …. 10% discount from Fantastic Fireworks to celebrate Burns Night! Come and celebrate this Burns Night in style, along with all the usual festivities, and finish with a BANG!!! Fantastic Fireworks are offering 10% off any orders delivered by 25thJanuary in celebration of the great Scottish bard, Robbie Burns. Simply enter the code BURNS when you check out from www.buyfantasticfireworks.co.uk *This cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

how much space do i need for my garden fireworks 07/10/2017

How much space do I need for my garden fireworks display? 

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of garden fireworks that you can let off at home we are often asked how much space is required for a fireworks display.   If you think back to the days when televisions were housed in huge boxes or when mobile phones were as big as bricks you’ll have an idea of far fireworks have likewise progressed. Back then fireworks were big beasts that needed a huge amount of space in which to be watched safely.   These days manufacturers make fireworks small enough to be enjoyed from... Read More

08/09/2017

What Music Works Well With Fireworks?

What Music Works Well With Fireworks? What are the most popular tracks for fireworks? You asked, we answered! Whether you are planning a firework display that’s crammed full with big bangs and effects or a little more low key, music is a perfect accompaniment! The question is, what music works best? Obviously, it all comes down to personal preferences, but the company you are hosting also comes into it. You don’t want to be blasting out explicit content over the PA at a school event for example. Additionally, a themed... Read More

31/08/2017

Keeping your Pets Safe During Fireworks Displays

  With firework season fast approaching, our weekly discussion has turned to the topic of keeping your pets safe during fireworks. We all know that fireworks can be distressing for our pets, but it’s often something of an afterthought during the excitement of planning and buying fireworks for your display. The RSPCA has some solid advice on how to keep our precious pets’ safe and we’ve created a list of top picks that we think are especially important!   Keep everyone in the loop First and foremost; notifying your neighbors.... Read More

10/08/2017

How rockets work and how to use them safely

How rockets work Rockets consist of a propellant charge contained in a cartridge or case attached to a stick, which provides stability by providing drag. The propellant is usually compacted gunpowder burning over a formed surface (most commonly a cone with a hollow centre) and the rapid rate of burn causes a large volume of gas to be quickly created and forced out of a clay, or more usually aluminium, choke or venturi.  This provides the force necessary to lift the rocket quickly into the air.  As it does so... Read More