Our Top Picks for a Holiday with the Grandkids
November 21, 2019
Stats have shown that ‘multigenerational’ holidays are on the rise with EasyJet’s passenger survey this year, 73% were on multigenerational holidays, and Ryanair confirmed that in the last five years, these bookings have gone up by 53%. (BBC News, 2019)
Multigenerational holidays mean that grandparents get to spend that quality time with their own children, as well as giving them some well needed time off during the holiday by spending time with the grandchildren.
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As you will be spoilt for choice looking for amazing places to explore whether you are 0 or 100 we have collated our favourites:
If you are after a staycation rather than travelling abroad, this is a great option for families of all ages. With plenty of things to see and do along the way if you fancy a road trip too, such as Stonehenge. Once there, you have many historical sites to see such as St Michael’s Mount, The Minack Theatre and Lands End. As well as places like the Eden Project, zoos and aquariums. Whatever you are into, be it surfing, castles, wildlife, or simply having a beach day, Cornwall is the place for you and your family.
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Perfect for a multi-generational holiday as the Italian lifestyle welcomes kids everywhere, even into the evening you will see families eating out, taking part in activities or simply exploring. With the pace of life being slower here, you can easily have a relaxing holiday if that is what you’re after; with an abundance of churches, museums, art galleries and even shops to enjoy. However, if you want a more active holiday, there are plenty of mountains to hike or bike around. Eating out is super easy in Italy with Pizza, Pasta and ice cream being so child friendly!
Just a short flight away and with miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, you can’t go wrong. Amazing water sports are on offer all around. Paphos specifically has such rich culture and plenty of historical sites to explore including the Medieval castle at the harbour and the Archaeological park, Cyprus is a Greek mythology lover’s dream.
Having a constant temperature of over 20°, as well as so much to see and do, it is perfect for all the family. The Tenorio Volcano National Park, the gardens in Zarcero, Island od Cocos just to name a few as well as ziplining and volcano hikes. Coffee drinkers will be in heaven here, and will give you the fuel needed to see as much as you can. Try and head to the beach in Tortuguero if you can to see the turtles laying eggs and then close by, visit the sloth sanctuary. Amazing experiences are to be had here.
An obvious choice, especially for Disney lovers! Whether you want to visit Washington to see the sights, or get caught up in the hustle and bustle of NYC there is something for everyone. Florida is a firm favourite for families, boasting Universal studios as well as Walt Disney World and Epcot, there will always be something to do during the day and well into the evening. There is also Everglades National Park, The Kennedy Space Centre, as well as Legoland if you need some Disney time out!
If you are looking to go on a Multi-generational holiday sometime soon, we suggest the below:
- Plan the days and nights before you go to ensure you don’t waste time once there.
- Make sure that everyone has the opportunity to have some time out.
- Everyone should be involved in the decision making to ensure it is fair.
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