Research shows benefits of late night leisure

Research shows benefits of late night leisure

Research from the latest Deltic Night Index has shown that late night leisure positively impacts mental and physical wellbeing.

With consumer spending on late night leisure up by 6.3% on the last quarter, the report announced that 27.5% of respondents said that their late night out makes them feel good, which benefits their mental wellbeing. In addition, 36.5% of respondents – and 55.4% of 18-21 year olds – said they felt better about themselves when they have a good, fun late night out.

On average, Brits spend one hour 52 minutes and £12.40 getting ready for a late night out – this rises to £19.28 for 18-21 year olds.

The amount people spent on drinks in late night venues increased by 18.5% to £17.32. Spend on entry fees also increased by 18.1% when compared to the previous quarter, however spending on food decreased by 12.3%. Over half (50.8%) of respondents agreed that when choosing a drink, they always go for a quality brand, a number which increases to 55.8% amongst 18-21 year olds.

“We know that the late night sector has a positive impact on town centres by creating jobs and drawing people to the high street, but now we have strong data which demonstrates that its impact is more far-reaching,” says Peter Marks, chief executive of The Deltic Group. “Not only do people spend money on getting ready for a late night out, supporting our high street in the process, the latest research also shows the positive link between an individual’s mental and physical wellbeing and a fun night out.”