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  Get the most out of trick-or-treating!
Updated 24 October 2003, 15.09
Halloween masks
Hallowe'en's here again and lots of you will be heading out on the streets to trick or treat.

So we've put together some tips to help you enjoy trick or treating whilst staying safe at the same time.

Tips on staying safe:

  • Make sure a responsible adult or teenager accompanies you.

  • Always carry a torch and wear reflective or light-coloured clothing so that you can be seen.

  • Stay quite close to home and if possible only visit houses of people that you know.

  • NEVER enter a stranger's home.

  • Stay on pavements where possible and check carefully before crossing a road - especially if there is a large group of you.

  • Throw away any treats or sweets that have been opened or unwrapped.

    A Jack-o-lantern

  • Plan your route before you leave the house and make sure that your parent/guardian knows where you are going.

  • If you are wearing a mask make sure that you can see clearly out of it.

  • And make sure your costume is warm - it is almost November!

How to get the most out of trick or treating:

  • Head off nice and early - being one of the first to knock on each door will ensure there are plenty of treats left!

  • Don't play any really nasty tricks - word may spread along the street and no one else will open their door.

  • Always be very polite. Smile and make sure you say please AND thank you.

  • Try not to look too scary in your costume - instead of getting treats you might just get a door in your face!

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