Frequently Asked Questions

Can I release sky lanterns or helium balloons as part of my event?

The Council and National Park has introduced a voluntary ban on the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons from council/National Park owned or controlled land due to impact on livestock, plants and the environment.

Concerns include risks to animal welfare through ingestion of debris left by them in the countryside, the sea and on the coastline. As sky lanterns contain a naked flame, there were additional concerns about the fire risk to buildings, property, crops and moorland from uncontrolled landings.

The Council also discourage their use and release from other land wherever possible.

ID: 4897, revised 19/03/2019