October, the month of Halloween and the beginning of an influx of scary films on TV, pumpkin calving, fancy dress costumes, fake blood and trick or treaters flooding the streets.
At My Home Move Conveyancing we’ve surveyed the public to see which cities in the UK love to don their fake fangs, and which like to avoid the whole thing like a zombie plague.
FIND WHERE YOU’RE MOST LIKELY TO DISCOVER SWEET-SUCCESS TRICK OR TREATING, AND WHICH CITIES TURN OFF THEIR LIGHTS AND PRETEND THEY AREN’T HOME.
Sheffield is the number one city for getting in the spooky spirit of Halloween, with 60% of locals dishing out sweets and decorating their doorsteps. The residents of Belfast and Leeds are also generous with the Haribo and come in a close second and third to the Steel City.
Ever been at home on Halloween, turned off your lights and closed the curtains to hide from a group of child-sized zombies knocking at your door? Well over a fifth (21%) of the residents of Southampton do this every year. Other cities who hide from Halloween horrors at their door include Bristol (19%) and Newcastle (18%).
For the trick or treaters out there, we’ve discovered where to find sweet success, by naming the most generous cities in the country for dishing out sugary goodness to the ghoulish creatures knocking on their door.
We all know that Halloween is for kids…but in some places big kids are still hitting the streets on Halloween. Over a quarter of over 16’s in Nottingham (26%) are still keen trick or treaters. With grownups in Liverpool (24%) and Manchester (21%) also pounding the pavements for sweets.
Which city loves to put on the fake blood, face paint and creepy clothing the most? Of those who celebrate Halloween, Manchester has the highest percentage who wear fancy dress for the occasion, with 33% dressing up. Cardiff are also fancy dress fans with 32% taking part, and Leeds with 32%.
Of all our Happy Halloweeners questioned, who is pushing the boat out the most by carving pumpkins and decorating for that haunted home look? Of those who celebrate Halloween, 71% in Cardiff are celebrating in spooky style and putting up Halloween themed decorations. Also loving cobwebs and orange bunting is Plymouth at 64 %, and Sheffield at 60%.