UK Leisure Outlook: Autumn 2023
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Leisure venues should offer a complete package of entertainment, food, and drink to appeal to consumers who are looking for a fun and exciting day and night out. Trish…

UK Leisure Outlook: Autumn 2023

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Mintel’s Leisure Outlook Reports provide an overview of the factors affecting the UK leisure market, leisure activities and consumers, alongside expected future changes.

Below, we’ve handpicked the key insights analysed in the full report and summarised the core topics.

Topics Analysed in this Report

  • Shifts in participation in leisure activities, such as dining out, attending live sporting events, and visiting tourist attractions.
  • Factors affecting leisure activity choices and ways for operators to take advantage of changing consumer needs.
  • How leisure operators can respond to emerging trends in the leisure market.

Current Outlook of the Leisure Market

Exciting entertainment

Cinemas and theatres can appeal to those wanting new and immersive experiences, through creating interactive events as well as partnering with local restaurants to offer pre- or post-event dining.

  • Leisure outlook statistics: 40% of British adults have visited cinemas and theatres at least once a month.

Food-led leisure venues

A leisure experience is incomplete without a diverse and high-quality food and drink offering. Brands can create a complete leisure experience by offering their own food and drink options or by partnering with foodservice brands and caterers.

  • Leisure outlook statistic: 27% of leisure consumers are most influenced by leisure activities that offer good quality food and drink.

Purchase our UK Leisure Outlook Report to receive consumer behaviour analysis and recommendations for market opportunities.  Readers of this report may also be interested in our UK Hobbies and Interests Market Report 2023.

Expert Insights from a Leisure Analyst

This report, written by Trish Caddy, a leading research analyst, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight trends in the leisure market and add expert context to the numbers.

Leisure venues should offer a complete package of entertainment, food, and drink to appeal to consumers who are looking for a fun and exciting day and night out.

Trish Caddy - Research Analyst

Trish Caddy
Principal Analyst – Foodservice

Table of Contents

    • Key issues covered in this Report
  1. Key takeaways

  2. Recent leisure activity participation

    • Graph 1: recent leisure activity participation, 2023
    • Graph 2: percentage change in food/drink leisure activities from October 2022 to October 2023
    • Graph 3: percentage change in participation in non-food/drink leisure activities from October 2022 to October 2023
  3. Factors influencing choice of leisure activity

    • Graph 4: factors influencing choice of leisure activity, by generations, 2023
  4. Leisure behaviours and preferences

    • Graph 5: leisure behaviours and preferences, 2022-23
  5. Appendix

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