Kid-free Holidays on the Rise

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Recent research by online voucher code website My Voucher Codes has revealed that 22% of parents are dreaming of a kid-free holiday. Not surprisingly, over two thirds of adults without children would also prefer to stay at an adult-only resort.

My Voucher Codes surveyed the preferences of UK adults to find whether they would prefer to go on holiday with their kids, or without, and 1024 respondents were asked if they had children. Those who had kids were asked whether they would rather spend their holiday with their children or without them, and 22% said they would prefer to travel without them.

51% said they would prefer to travel with their kids, and 27% would like the best of both worlds-the ability to travel with their kids while also having the opportunity to get away from them.

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Those who said they wanted some space and a holiday without their kids were asked “What type of holiday would you prefer to take without your children?” 34% said they would like a city break, 28% chose a spa break, while 24% of people were eying up tropical islands for their next vacation. 18% of respondents wanted to go on a kid-free road trip, will just 12% answered that they would like to cruise solo.

Those who said they had no children were then asked if they would rather stay at a resort with kids, or a resort which was child-free, and 62% of respondents would prefer to stay at one without kids, 24% said they welcomed children, and 14% said it depends on the destination.

My Voucher Codes founder Mark Pearsons commented on the results, and said that he can understand how many parents feel like they need a break from their kids and a holiday without them, however he’s not sure how happy the kids would be if they were left behind.

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He said the results were interesting since those who were happy to go on a summer vacation with their kids would like to take a shorter break without their children, allowing them to have some time with their partner-something which is easy to forget if you have a family.

Those who are child-free can find it hard to relax when they’re surrounded by unruly or noisy children, and adult only hotels are an excellent option. However many of the bigger resorts have kids clubs which have great kids clubs keeping the children occupied and allowing the other guests to relax.

It seems unfair that those who have kids should be expected to always attend family-friendly resorts, however it’s easy to see why those who don’t have kids would prefer to have some time away from the pitter-patter (and screaming) of young children. Kids clubs do an excellent job of ensuring that kids never get bored, and they usually run straight to the club each morning, leaving mum and dad alone to relax.

For more information on the results of this survey, check out the article by Family Friendly Working.