But before you start making your preparations, there are a couple of things you need to remember.
Firstly, before you light a bonfire, please check for hedgehogs; some of my spikey friends and relatives have had the fright of their lives when what they thought was a safe place to sleep was then set on fire!
This time of year we hedgehogs are looking for a cosy place to hibernate and a pile of leave and sticks is perfect! So, please ask an adult to make a thorough check before setting the bonfire alight.
Secondly, most pets – especially dogs – don’t like fireworks, so please make sure they are inside with the tv or radio on and the curtains closed. The noise of the tv will drown out the sound of the fireworks and the closed curtains will mean your pet can’t see any scary flashes of light outside.
Plus, make sure your pet has a safe place to hide if he/she needs it. A dark cupboard (under the stairs or in your bedroom) is ideal.
If your pets suffer really badly with fireworks, ask your vet for advice.