BONFIRE NIGHT & FIREWORK DISPLAYS GUIDE 2018
2nd October 2018
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Let us know if you are organising a Bonfire Night and/or Firework Display event this year that is open to the public. We would be more than happy to add it to this guide and, if full details are provided, also publicise it in our local event listing for Bonfire Night.


Public Bonfire/Firework Events in Guernsey

Click the links below on the organiser names for further details of each event from our event listings.

Sunday 4th November 2018

Guernsey Raiders Rugby Club Display (in association with Leapfrog Recruitment Consultants)
6.00pm - Garenne Stand, Footes Lane, St Peter Port.


Monday 5th November 2018

Vazon Elim Church Bonfire & Fireworks
5.30pm
- Vazon Elim Church, Route de la Mare, Vazon, Castel

2nd Guernsey Scouts Bonfire Night Party
5.45pm 
- Wayfarer Centre, Rue de Haut, Vale


Firework Safety

If you are helping to organise or run a public event, or holding your own private fireworks display, please be aware of the following safety tips to help you stay safe at all times:

  • Obey local laws and customs. If fireworks are not legal where you live, please do not use them. In Guernsey please be aware that for 2018 local people are requested to only hold private fireworks displays on the following evenings: 2nd, 3rd or 4th November 2018.
  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Use fireworks responsibly - never throw them or aim them at people or property.
  • Always have water close to hand, either a hose or bucket.
  • Only use fireworks as intended. Do not try to alter them or combine them together.
  • Never relight a dud firework that has failed to go off. Wait 20 minutes before returning to the firework and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the person lighting the fireworks, and that person should wear safety glasses.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated lighter" person setting off your fireworks who remains teetotal for the evening.
  • Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type. Younger children may wave safer glowsticks instead.
  • Do not ever use homemade fireworks or other illegal explosives - they can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the local police or fire station.

For further safety information please see the British Pyrotechnists Association website.


Animal Safety

Please be aware that fireworks terrify pets and other animals, so please follow the GSPCA animal friendly firework code to protect your pets and the local wildlife. Please visit the following page at the GSPCA website for full details:

GSPCA Firework Advice

Please also be aware that Trim Dog Pet Centre sell a range of pet calming products such as Adaptil and the Feliway range which are scientifically proven to calm dogs and cats during firework noise by using a synthetic copy of canine/feline appeasing pheromones.

Help your pet to cope this Bonfire Night by popping into Trim Dog Pet Centre beforehand to check out their full calming range and have a chat to them about it. #keepingyourpetshappy

For tips on how to cope and an online survey to find out the level of your dog's fear of loud noises click here.


Here at thebestof Guernsey we hope that you have an enjoyable Bonfire Night. Stay safe!


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