Create that Insta-ready photo moment for your wedding, gender reveal, or engagement party with our collection of high-quality smoke flares. The trend of billowing plumes of opaque coloured smoke can be seen across a huge number of music videos, television shows, films, and work from edgy photographers. Why not recreate it yourself with your own-coloured hand held flares? They make a quiet but highly effective alternative to fireworks and are ideal for making a statement on any occasion. Whether you need a flare to show pink or blue to reveal your baby’s gender, or flares for each of your wedding guests to send you off, you can browse our full collection and buy hand flares below. We offer a range of colours, so we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your theme.
Buy Firework Flares and Smoke Flares UK
When it comes to choosing the right flare for you, there are many suitable options for a firework display. The best flares are:
Smoke flares/ coloured flares - coloured smoke flares are ideal to light up the sky, red smoke flares stand out. All our coloured flares are popular for events and celebrations.
Hand held flares - flares you can hold in your hand will make you seen in dark places and make Bonfire night more exciting. Buy hand flares for long-lasting bright colours
Pyro flares - these are ideal to let off at events but have been banned from British football stadiums and grounds as they could be dangerous. Use pyro flares with caution and don’t take them to music festivals. You can find pyro hand flares to carry the light around with you.
Order Your Smoke Flares UK
If you are looking for smoke flares UK based companies, we would recommend ordering from us as we have such a great selection of colourful flares to choose from. Order online can be more convenient and efficient as within a few days of placing your order, you will have your smoke flares arriving at your door.
The Four Categories of Fireworks
All our fireworks for sale online can be placed into categories, so you can find exactly what you want to order for your display. These are the generic firework categories we have Let’s Party Fireworks and they apply to other retailers too. Most fireworks are legal to use in certain locations but flares for sale UK sometimes can’t be used everywhere.
F1 or Category 1 fireworks including sparklers, party poppers and Christmas crackers
F2 or Category 2 fireworks are fireworks that can be used safely in a garden that is 5 – 8m or 16ft to 25ft
F3 or Category 3 fireworks are powerful, these will be the loudest fireworks, creating the biggest bursts in the sky. For these, the safety distance is about 25m or 80ft
F4 or Category 4 fireworks are professional ones, not for sale to the public
The different categories can help you pick the appropriate fireworks or smoke flares to buy down to their size and the distance you have in your garden. F1 fireworks are ideal for children’s parties, whereas F4 display fireworks are more appropriate for huge displays.
Flare Fireworks FAQs
What are flare fireworks?
A flare, also known as a fuse, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a bright light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for distress signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications.
Are flares illegal anywhere?
Yes, most UK music festivals and football grounds completely band pyrotechnics and flares as they can be a dangerous hazard. Only order flares from us if you know the rules around them and you aren’t planning to use them illegally in certain places.
Do I need permission to set off fireworks in my garden?
There is no need to get permission or a licence to set off fireworks, they are completely legal to set off in your garden, just make sure you have enough space! Private firework displays have no rules and no formalities need to be followed, so you don’t need to inform anyone (but perhaps your neighbours). The only time you would need to get permission to set off fireworks is if you are planning to set them off on property that isn’t yours, such as a pub garden or in a park, especially if you are charging people to watch.
How should I dispose of the firework carcass after the firework is finished?
Firstly, you should double-check that all your fireworks have fired completely and that there are no live tubes left behind. There should only be cardboard tubes and outer shells left over when the fireworks are done. Once you’ve confirmed all have been fired, you can simply dispose of them in your black bin or burn them outdoors.
What does the weather need to be like to set off fireworks?
To set off any fireworks, you will need to have dry weather. Some don’t let bad weather affect their displays, whilst others will get more affected by wind, rain, or snow. You can protect fireworks from any rainfall with polythene bags or clingfilm. If you have very strong winds in your area, it might be best to set the fireworks off another day. Don’t light a bonfire if it’s windy and rainy either as it will just go out.