Alternative Autumn with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

The events we know and love are looking a little different this year. The global pandemic has meant that Lancashire is in a Tier three lockdown trick or treating is not permitted and organised displays have been cancelled. But it’s not all doom and gloom and we’ve made it our mission to ensure you can still celebrate autumn..albeit just with a different spin on things!

I want to go Trick or Treating

We’re afraid you can’t this year! Due to Lancashire being in Tier Three socialising outside of your household is not permitted. Read more here about Halloween and our alternative ways of celebrating.

I still want to have fireworks with my household

Okay! That’s great you are following social distancing and want to celebrate at home just with your household. Please remember that fireworks are explosives and can be very dangerous. Please read our advice on fireworks here.

We're still going to have a bonfire anyway

Look, we can’t stop you and 2020 has been hard enough we don’t want to ruin all the fun either. But we are asking you to please celebrate safely. You can read all about bonfires here and firework safety here.

It's the first year the kids are old enough and we don't want them to miss out

We’ve thought of that! Our own display has been cancelled this year but we’ve decided to bring it to you…virtually! We’ll be streaming on Facebook Live at 6:30PM on Thursday 5 November. Click here to watch our exciting new trailer!

I want to explore Lancashire this autumn. It is good for my mental health.

From foraging, woodland walks and spotting wildlife the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have some great tips on where to see wildlife this Autumn.

My kids would love to do some colouring

Great! Here’s a colouring activity for children with the fireworks code on the back too so you can all learn how to enjoy Bonfire Night safely.

What do I do if I suffer a burn

We hope you have taken every safety precaution possible however accidents can still happen. We shared lots of first-aid during Burn Awareness Day which you can read here.

I live on my own and find Halloween terrifying!

Late night knocks and dark nights can be scary for the elderly, young mums or those living alone. Trick or treating is banned this year however if you are still concerned you can download this to put in your window too.

I find fireworks scary!

Fireworks and loud bangs can be scary for young children, pets, the elderly, vulnerable and those suffering from PTSD. Please be considerate of your neighbours and let them know so they can prepare themselves. It is against the law to set fireworks off after midnight on Bonfire Night.

Autumn is a time to get cosy, how can we do that?

We know but there are other ways to get snug like blankets and having heating on at 18 degrees. It is important to be aware of candle safety and you can read more here.

Can we still celebrate Diwali this year?

In line with current guidelines you will not be able to celebrate Diwali with anyone other than your household. We will share some more information nearer the time.

But won't I bored?!

Don’t worry! Lancaster City Council have some great resources from scavenger hunts to bonfire night crafts and treats and ghostly games. Click here to find out more.

How do I light fireworks safely?

How do I light a bonfire safely?

PTSD and Bonfire Night

Burn Awareness and Bonfire Night