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.”