Monday, 24 October 2016

Keeping the children entertained over half term!

We really love family breaks here, whether its short weekend breaks exploring parts of the UK we are yet to discover, or longer faraway holidays, I can always be found planing our next adventure! 

Booking.com has just announced the findings of a global survey of over 22,500 children aged 5-15 years old to find out exactly what makes their family holidays amazing. Half term holidays are now upon us and many parents in the UK, including myself, are planning how to keep their little adventurers happy. So with the recent findings, Booking.com may have found an answer to avoiding those half term holiday nightmares!

From fast Wi-Fi and the chance to take cool social media photos, to the bounciest beds and staying up late, children from around the world stated exactly what they prioritized on their travels. Plus, Booking.com has also found the top destinations for each want. Take a look at this infographic below, the results may just surprise you! 



As you can see the findings highlighted Greece, Brazil and the US as among the top rated destinations for children this year. I personally am not surprised by the finding. Greece is a very popular family destination, I know several families who spent summer holidays there. Those of you that know me well, will know that the US and more specifically Florida is a favourite with our family. If we could we would go every year! And as much as I am not a huge fan of spending holidays glued to technology, the last time we went to the US it did come in very handy to share our photos with family and friends back home! Not to mention being able to let Millie watch her favourite show (at the time) Peppa Pig, when we returned to our hotel room for a rest! 

Adrienne Enggist, who is the Director of Product Development at Booking.com, explains how they are on a mission to get things right for families: “Spending time away together is an important part of family life, but we understand that planning to keep all the children happy can be hard. At Booking.com we’re on a mission to match families with their perfect choice of holiday and we offer an informative bank of guest reviews, handy filter functions and easy booking of over one million diverse properties to help them do just that.  Whether it’s finding a great place to stay near to the coolest outdoor pursuits, most family friendly restaurants or even the bounciest beds you can find it in just a few simple clicks on Booking.com.” 

I have to say, I have actually browsed Booking.com and am super impressed with how easy it is to find what you are looking for, the filters are set up for just the right things and gave me confidence to look into family trips. The reviews are really handy and just what you need to read to decide if it's the right booking for you. So if you are looking for last minute ways to entertain the kids this half term I would certainly recommend taking a look! 

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