Pandemic sparks rise in multi-generational staycations

Grandmother spending time with her grandchildren

More than a third of Brits are planning to holiday with grandparents or grandchildren in 2022, as families look to catch up on time lost together during the pandemic.

That’s according to research conducted by Park Leisure, which found multi-generational staycations are a trend that looks set to stay popular in the near future.

Cornwall, Devon and the Lake District were voted to be the most likely locations for families of varying ages all taking a break together.

Some 49 per cent of Brits said they were considering a seaside escape to Cornwall for their next family trip, while neighbouring Devon was top of the list for 43 per cent of respondents to the survey.

Choosing a holiday destination that suits multiple generations is harder than it may appear and while both grandparents and grandchildren were keen on the idea of Cornwall and the Yorkshire Dales, there were discrepancies with other locations.

London took the third spot for the younger generation, but came out in 14th position for the older demographic.

Grandparents would seemingly prefer to go to Dorset, which they ranked fifth, but the location found itself in 25th place in the grandchildren’s order of preference.

But once a destination has been decided upon, caravanning is a great way to enjoy time away together, as generations can have their own space alongside each other.

Lisa Williams, director of marketing and holiday sales at Park Leisure, said: “We’ve all spent so much time away from our families over the last year that it’s no wonder Brits are desperate to spend some quality time with their grandparents and grandchildren.

“Almost a third of people said they don’t see their extended family as often as they’d like and multi-generational holidays are the perfect remedy for that, allowing everyone to catch up and really bond.”



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