According to a recent poll that was held by one of the leading independent online travel agencies in the UK, the place that most British children want to visit is the Moon. This is, as yet, slightly out of reach, and the only feasible places to feature on their list were Australia, Lapland and Disney World.
While their parents are tending to be dreaming about exotic holidays in places such as the Caribbean, it’s a very different story for their kids, with the majority preferring a trip to the moon than anywhere terrestrial.
www.sunshine.co.uk polled 2,105 British parents, each with children aged between 3 and 8, and asked them to talk to their children about their ideal holiday destinations.
Respondents were given a list to show to their children, with a mixture of fictional and real-life destinations, as well as more unrealistic settings for holidays, and their youngsters were required to pick the 3 places they would most like to visit on holiday.
According to the poll by sunshine.co.uk, the top 10 places British children would most like to visit on their next holiday are;
1. The Moon – 47%
2. Disney World – 41%
3. Narnia – 39%
4. Hogsmead – 26%
5. Lapland – 25%
6. Hundred Acre Wood – 17%
7. Hogwarts – 14%
8. Pride Rock (Lion King) – 9%
9. Australia – 4%
10. Bikini Bottom (SpongeBob SquarePants) – 2%
As well as the list that sunshine.co.uk provided, parents were also allowed to give their child the option of selecting ‘other’ after which they were required to specify the place their youngster had chosen. One of the parents’ children claimed she would like to go on holiday to her ‘Granny’s house’.
Of the top 10 destinations named by children, 6 were fictional places from various kid’s television shows and films, whilst the top answer, the Moon, was perhaps just as unrealistic.
Chris Brown, co-founder of sunshine.co.uk, commented on the findings;
“Having four kids of my own, I know that mine would pick Disney over any destination, but it’s incredibly cute to see that so many selected fictional destinations and the Moon! I know if I was young, there’d be nothing more exciting that the idea of going somewhere like the Moon or Tracy Narnia; as far as the kids are concerned, they are all very magical places that are still seemingly within their reach.
“A family holiday is, in most cases, all about the kids, so it’s always worth trying to remember that when booking. Whilst Mum and Dad might want to sit back on the beach and relax, it’s obviously vital that there are plentiful kid’s clubs and activities about the resort to keep them happy.”