Firework Types

Do you know your single ignitions from your roman candles? Buying fireworks online can be confusing if you don't know the terminology - our simple glossary of firework types will tell you all you need to know and make buying fireworks easy and hassle free! 

Fountain FireworksFirework - Fountain: A ground effect firework which emits showers of crackling, glittering sparks and light effects. Traditionally fountains were usually conical shaped but the more recent fountains are cylindrical as you can see to the left. 

Firework fountains can be found in firework selection boxes such as Gold Firework Selection Box, Silver Firework Selection Box and Bronze Firework Selection Box.

Mine FireworkFirework - Mine: A spectacular explosion of colour and effects, starting with a ground level fountain which builds up to a sudden, unexpected burst of aerial plumes and stars.

Firework mines can be found in firework display kits such as Maximum Force.

Rocket FireworksFirework - Rocket: An aerial firework which is propelled into the sky by a rocket motor, leaving a trail of stars and finishing with a delightful burst - one of the most iconic, well known types of firework. 

Firework rockets can be found in firework selection boxes such as Gold Firework Selection Box, Silver Firework Selection Box and Bronze Firework Selection Box   

Shot Tube FireworksFirework - Shot Tube: Shot tubes are single shot roman candles that create big starbursts and crackles with a glittering tail - an exciting new firework as an alternative to rockets.

Shot tube fireworks can be found in firework display kits such as Trinity.

Cake FireworkFirework - Cake: A cake is essentially a group of multi shot roman candles fused together making a firework fire in rapid sequence – creating a vibrant aerial firework display by just lighting one fuse.

Firework cakes can be found in firework selection boxes such as Gold Firework Selection BoxSilver Firework Selection Box and Bronze Firework Selection Box.

Selection Box of FireworksFirework - Selection Box: As the name suggests the box contains a collection of the above items, please see individual packaging and firework product pages for details.

We sell a great range of firework selection boxes online, great value all you need for a brilliant firework night in one box. 

Single Ignition FireworkFirework - Single Ignition: A very large cake, producing massive aerial bursts, a choreographed barrage of light and sound, often lasting for several minutes – light this once, step back and enjoy your own impressive firework display!

We sell a great range of single ignition fireworks online such as industry acclaimed Colossus, all-time favourite Majestic Finale and fantastic double packs such as Total Chaos and Hysteria

Roman Candle FireworksFirework - Roman Candle: This firework shoots out a brilliant array of stars, coloured balls, bangs and flashes.

Roman candle fireworks can be found in firework selection boxes such as Gold Firework Selection Box, Silver Firework Selection Box and Bronze Firework Selection Box.

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