Last weekend we went along to Battersea Park to watch the fireworks with Fireman Sam. It was a great evening which the whole family enjoyed. The boys had been looking forward to Bonfire Night for a few weeks, and were really looking forward to the Fireworks. They love Fireman Sam, especially since meeting him recently for the Fireman Sam Ocean Rescue launch.
It was lovely to be able to relax in the Fireman Sam tent before the Firework display started. The boys had lots of fun watching Fireman sam, doing lots of Fireman Sam colouring and of course meeting Fireman Sam himself, although they were a little shy.
Watch a short video of the Battersea Park Fireworks with Fireman Sam here:
Here are Fireman Sam’s Bonfire and Fireworks Safety Tips. Using popular characters like Fireman Sam is a great way to remind kids of these very important points. The little ones all kept telling me that Fireman Sam knows a lot about Firework safety, because he is a Fireman! Enjoying fireworks around Bonfire Night is one of our favourite things about Autumn and something we really enjoy as a family but we always tend to prefer going to organised shows like the one at Battersea Park as we feel much safe that way than attempting to set off our own fireworks in the garden.
Fireman Sam’s Bonfire and Fireworks Safety Tips
Bonfire Dos and Don’ts
- Site bonfire well away from houses, garages, sheds, fences, overhead cables, trees and shrubs AND ALWAYS AWAY FROM FIREWORKS.
- Build the bonfire stack so that it is stable and never light with flammable liquids.
- Keep everyone away from the fire, especially children who must be supervised at all times, and pets who are best kept indoors.
- In case of an emergency, keep buckets of water, the garden hose or a fire extinguisher ready.
- Pour water on the embers before leaving.
Firework Dos and Don’ts
- Keep fireworks in a closed metal box and take them out one at a time.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on each firework. Read them by torchlight – NEVER a naked flame.
- Light fireworks at arm’s length using a safety firework lighter or fuse wick. NEVER go back to a lit firework.
- Always wear gloves when handling sparklers and hold at arm’s length. Once finished, put in a bucket of water.
- Never give sparklers to children under 5.
We also love using fireworks as a theme for arts and crafts. Even though Bonfire Night is over now, the kids are still doing lots of chalk firework pictures!
You can see more fireworks craft ideas here.