Looking for crabs in rock-pools, devouring ice creams from the ice-cream van, and getting on with it come rain or shine- it is hard not to get nostalgic for the British beach holidays of our youths. And a recent survey shows that these beach holiday destinationsmare becoming as popular as ever.
Travel Supermarket, the price comparison website found that adults are more likely to return to holiday destinations that they went to as a child. But why? The research suggested that it is due to a mix of nostalgia and economics. 47% of those who took part in the survey said they return to places they went as a child as they know they’ll enjoy themselves there. 39% of those questioned said they return to the same places because they want their children to have the same experiences as they did.
It can also be down to cost; If you know you are going to enjoy yourself somewhere, you have confidence that your money is not going to go to waste. This is largely due to the current economic climate which is putting pressure on families to get the best value.
So what are the type childhood destinations that many people are returning to?
There are not many people who didn’t go on holiday to Blackpool as a child. Not only is it full of fun rides and slot machines, it also has lots of shops and even a zoo nearby! They also have illuminations that are lit throughout the winter months. There is so much to do there it is probably worth finding somewhere to stay. You can find great deals online via websites such as Ukbreakaways.
Home to the UK’s only coastal national park, Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for an active family break. It has fantastic beaches, National Trust properties and a variety of things to do no matter the weather such as dinosaur parks.
There aren’t many people who don’t fall in love with Cornwall when they visit. From the breath-taking coastline to the family-friendly beaches, and range of attractions such as the Eden Project, Lands’ End and even surfing lessons. there is something to do for everyone. Also for those who have good appetites, it’s a foodies paradise, with delicious cream teas, pasties and ice cream shops on practically every corner.
The Lake District is the perfect destination to spend quality time with loved ones in the great outdoors. There are endless outdoor activities to do such as mountain biking, walking and a range of water sports to enjoy, too. Pop in to one of the many visitor centres and grab a map of the trails you can follow, no matter if it is by bike or foot. Probably the most popular attractions of the lot in the Lake District include the Grizedale sculpture trail, a steamer cruise along Ullswater, and a visit to Beatrix Potter’s home in Ambleside.