Once again, as we do each year around this time, we compare our prices against the top supermarkets across the UK. Whilst some offers look good at first glance, when you compare them against Epic Fireworks prices, you could be missing out – big time.

Take for example a small family fireworks pack from Tesco, comprising of a Solaris selection box, a pack of 5 shot roman candle tubes, 5 packs of sparklers, 2 Catherine wheels, 5 rockets, a 16 shot barrage and 3 safety lighters. On Tesco’s website you will be asked to part with a not inconsiderable £50.00 of your hard earned cash to buy this.

When you compare the pack recommended by us with the same 2 Catherine Wheels and the Solaris selection box, a hundred shot missile cake, not 5 rockets but 10 and in place of the 16 shot barrage, with our offer, you get a 32 shot barrage. Furthermore, as with Tesco, we offer 5 packs of sparklers giving you 20 in total and 4 safety lighters (portfires) and all for a vastly reduced price of just £34.22.

As many of the major players in the supermarket world offer similar packs at around the same price, around £50-£60 here at epic we can give you much better value saving you well over 40%.

In addition to a wide selection of small garden and relatively quiet fireworks and we also stock a HUGE range of the bigger 1.3G fireworks which supermarkets are not able to sell.

Here, we specialise in fireworks – we don’t sell anything that is not firework related and in addition to this, being a long standing fireworks company, we are in the position to supply all types of fireworks all year round. Furthermore, as we buy in huge quantities we often beat the high street firework prices by up to 50% in most cases. Moreover, we will be here the day after bonfire night as many “pop-up” shops selling fireworks will be long gone by the 6th.

Carrying one of the UK’s biggest ranges of fireworks also means we have something to suit everyone, from small selection boxes at just £7.56, almost silent 16 shot barrages to huge finale cakes rated at the highest legal limit of 120Db and with a video of each firework you can get an idea of the effects to expect before you buy.

Quality fireworks at wholesale prices supplied all year round may explain why after 30 years in the industry we getting bigger each year with almost 10,000 returning customers annually and wedding celebrants all year round, we must be doing something right.


With over 37,000 people expected to attend, the Leicester Diwali display is the biggest outside of India.

Centred around Belgrave Road, in the heart of the City and with a Diwali village being specially erected on the Cossington Street recreation park, this year promises to be the best celebration of the start of the new Hindu Year to date.

Traditional elements from the Hindu culture will blend with computerised fireworks to create one of the world’s best Diwali spectaculars with all things Asian; from mouth-watering foods, and traditional and ritualistic dancing the city will explode in vibrant colours.

There will be not one but two firework displays; the first to welcome the lights on Sunday the 16th of October 2016 with the main display on the Night of Diwali the 30th October 2016.

Between the 14th and the 30th sees the return of last year’s popular 110 foot “wheel of light” affording those taking the wheel spectacular panoramic views of the City for a small fee of £5 for adults. It is £4 for children shorter than 1.4M along with card carrying students and OAP’s. You can also purchase a family ticket giving access to 4 people – this can be two adults and two children or one adult and 3 children for just £15.

The wheel will operate from Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 8pm, on Saturday from noon until 10pm, on Sunday the 16th when the official light switch on takes place and on the night of Diwali, the 30th the ride will be extended until 11pm.

Pyro professional Bright Spark who are co-ordinating and firing the display advise the show will be a multi-level show with many new and exciting effects as Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights the show will certainly depict this.

As always should wish to celebrate with your family please give us a call or visit our website for the best quality fireworks at wholesale prices delivered to your door or collect from our head office near Sheffield just 2 minutes from Junction 36 of the M1.

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As essential to the display as the fireworks themselves, these small wand shaped safety lighters have been around for some time. With an average burn time of around four and a half minutes, these safety lighters are designed to be windproof ensuing that your firework will light the first time and giving you an extra six inches reach to the fuse.

Today we were asked about why they are known by this name. Not something I had ever thought about before so we thought we would look into it. It transpires that it should be pronounced Porte-feu as it was a French invention from the early 16th century used primarily for lighting cannons, explosives in the mining industry and of course rockets used as a weapons in sea battles. The words Porte (to carry) and feu (fire) when combined give us the name. The term was translated into English as ‘Portfire’ around the seventeenth century.

Portfires are simply long tubes crammed full of slow burning gunpowder with a fuse, when lit a steady flame appears allowing you to light the fireworks in a safe way.

With safety remaining top of our list of priorities, all display packs in the Epic range are supplied with these lighters but we recommend them to all our customers. You could of course use a plumbers or cooks blow torch, but at just 96p for four our portfires may work out less expensive and are designed specifically for lighting fireworks.

Portfires are also ideal for lighting multiple sparklers at the same time like at a wedding with a guard of honour in sparklers or when launching Chinese lanterns as the wax fuel cell that creates the heat and therefore lift is quickly and easily lit.

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