After a direct cremation, you have the choice of your loved one’s ashes being returned to you. You can then choose what you do with them.
What to do with ashes
There are lots of options for what can be done with ashes following cremation, as simple or as grand as you like, suiting the individual and what made them unique. Here are some popular ideas:
Hold a memorial event or gathering
Scatter the ashes somewhere special, such as at sea or at the local park
Inter the ashes at a memorial site for friends and family to visit
Make them into memorial jewellery
Scatter or inter them at another loved one’s grave
Split the ashes between family
Send them internationally to family and friends abroad
Send them into space!
Do I need to get permission to scatter ashes?
In the UK, there are few restrictions or laws for where you can scatter ashes.
When scattering ashes on private land, you will need the landowner’s permission for the scattering itself, and for future visitation as well.
If you wish to scatter ashes at sea, or at another body of water, this can be done without legal permission. The same applies to national or public parks and other green spaces. We would recommend choosing a quiet location with no crowds; perhaps visit at quieter times for a more private experience.
Making a Meaningful Memorial
To help you arrange something personal, at a time convenient for you and your loved ones, we have put together our ‘Making a Meaningful Memorial’ pack which will be sent to you along with the return of the ashes. If you would like a copy of this, please contact us.
We’re available 24/7 and provide services across England and Wales.
Call or email us to speak to a friendly member of the team who can answer any questions or begin the arrangement process with you.
Liberty Cremations is a trading name of CPJ Field & Co. Ltd, a company registered in England (registered number 2998017). Registered address:
Rampion House, Marchants Way Burgess Hill, West Sussex Rh15 8QY. We are a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.