Halloween 2016: 10 top tips for staying safe and having fun

Halloween fun at Holkham.

Halloween fun at Holkham. - Credit: Archant

The night of frights should be a celebration for all, but sometimes the fun can be taken too far. Here are some handy tips and tricks to help ensure everyone has a good time this Halloween.

1. Make sure to check with your parents or carer before going trick or treating, let them know where you're going and who you're going with.

2. Heed the age old saying that there is safety in numbers and never go trick or treating by yourself.

3. Only go to houses where you or your friends know the person that lives there. Some local residents may find it distressing or intimidating to have strangers knocking on their door demanding some sort of gift or payment.

Halloween at Holkham

Halloween at Holkham - Credit: Archant

4. Don't talk to strangers on the street or go off with them.

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5. Stay in well-lit areas.

6. Ensure you can be seen in the dark by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a torch. Glow sticks and necklaces are also a good idea and add a little extra fun for children.

A special Halloween event in Lowestoft Town Centre. Photo: Nick Butcher

A special Halloween event in Lowestoft Town Centre. Photo: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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7. Take care when crossing roads, especially if you're wearing a mask as it may be hard to see properly.

8. Although Halloween is about looking spooky, be careful not to frighten those who do not want to take part.

9. Use LED tea lights instead of real candles in lanterns and pumpkins to eliminate any potential fire hazards or accidents.

A jack-o-lanterns. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A jack-o-lanterns. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire - Credit: PA

10. Don't spoil Halloween for others, or yourself, by behaving inappropriately. This should be a fun day, that ends with a bag full of treats and not a whole lot of trouble.

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