Moon tops poll of places kids want to go on holiday

Moon tops poll of places kids want to go on holiday

In a recent poll by one of the UK’s leading online independent travel agencies, the Moon has topped a poll of the places British kids would most like to visit on holiday, despite it being slightly out of reach.  The only realistic places to feature in the list were Disney World, Lapland and Australia.

Whilst many adults dream of holidaying in the Caribbean or somewhere equally as exotic, it would appear it’s a very different story for British children. A new poll by one of the UK’s leading online independent travel agencies has revealed most British children dream of going to the Moon for their holidays.

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;

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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.”