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Sunday, 11 April 2010

More grandparents taking grandchildren on holiday

WITH families facing ever more pressure on their time, Haven Holidays has noticed a big increase in Grand Travel – grandparents taking their grandchildren away on holidays.

Haven says almost one in five spring breaks at its 35 caravan parks are grandparents giving their grandchildren a treat.

Haven’s holiday parks offer family-friendly breaks with masses to do for all ages from Annabel’s Creative Kitchen for tots to get messy making with cookie and cake decorating to archery, fencing and golf for older siblings and grown-ups.

There are also kids’ clubs in three age ranges from little ones to teenagers and a full programme of entertainment from children’s shows to live bands and cabaret acts.

The parks are also an ideal self-contained environment for youngsters to learn greater independence. Away from traffic and with security teams on duty round the clock, many families feel they offer a great deal of peace of mind.

One family who have found Haven appeals to all generations is the Shaws who live near Durham. They have been going on Haven holidays for 11 years, but as the breaks have become more popular they have had to increase the number of caravan holiday homes they book from two to four!

This year the family, including grandparents Kevin and Joanne, their sons Liam and Tom and seven youngsters, are all going away together to Haven’s Primrose Valley Holiday Park on the Yorkshire coast near Filey.

Joanne said: “It’s become something of a family tradition and it’s great the grandchildren still want to come away, but they really enjoy the holiday parks. Quite often we go out for the day, but we always like to be back by the evening for the entertainment.”

For families with younger grandchildren, Spring breaks are especially popular.

‘It’s a lovely treat for pre-school children before the parks get busy during the school holidays. And there are lots of activities especially designed for under-5’s which makes it easy to keep little ones entertained,’ say Haven. ‘Feedback from grandparents has suggested that they appreciate having so much to do without the need for any additional travelling. And the price is attractive too, with mid week breaks in April on selected parks and dates starting at just £99 for up to six people in ‘Superior’ accommodation.

For more information visit www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900.

1 comment:

  1. The Haven Family Park is a perfect place for family retreat. It is a place where grand parents can happily take their grand children out and can enjoy their precious moments with their loving grand children.