Remember, remember the 5th of November, Fireworks, Bonfires, Sparklers and Toffee Apples..... Bonfire night and Fireworks displays are truly a magical time for all of the family!
Here is our round up of events for Bonfire Night in and around Chesterfield....
The Great Fire of Dronfield When: Saturday 2nd November Fire lit at 6pm and Firework displays at 7pm & 8pm Where: Dronfield Woodhouse Sports and Social Club
Staveley Bonfire and Firework Display When: Saturday 2nd November Bonfire will be lit at 6:30pm Where: The field below Staveley Hall FREE
Bonfire Night at the Manor When: Tuesday 5th November from 5pm onwards Where: Brampton Manor
Chesterfield's Firework Night When: Tuesday 5th November Gates open at 6pm, Fireworks at 8pm Where: Stand Road Recreation Ground FREE
Bonfire Night Extravaganza When: Tuesday 5th November Gates open at 6pm, Bonfire Lit 6:30pm, Fireworks at 7pm Where: St Peter and St Paul School
Now for the serious bit.....
Bonfire Night should be a fun evening for all the family to enjoy and with a few small safety precautions you can be sure everyone stays safe.
Remember The Firework Code- Before It Explodes
1) NEVER buy fireworks without the BS 7114 mark on them. 2) Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary. 3) Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time. 4) Light at arm's length with a taper and stand well back. 5) Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks. 6)Never return to a firework once it has been lit, it could still explode even if it has not yet gone off. 7) NEVER put fireworks in your pockets or throw them! 8) Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire. 9) Minimise stress to your pets by keeping them indoors. 10) Do not allow smoking around the Firewroks or at all whilst the display is going off. 11) Never allow anyone under the influence of alcohol to take charge of the fireworks. 12) Never give a sparkler to under 5s and supervise all others.
For more guidance and advice on Fire Safety advice please see the Fire Service's advice here.
Your only problem should be deciding which fabulous event to attend! Enjoy and stay safe whatever you do!
Disclaimer: The tips provided above are just a taster of things you think about to keep safe on Bonfire Night and are by no means exhaustive and please speak to a Fire Safety Expert for more detailed fire safety advice.
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