Dear pirates, as we are all big kids at heart we have conducted a little study on this topic, and how nostalgia and the pursuit of childhood memories play a big part in us Brits' holiday choices. Over half of the people we surveyed have booked a holiday that re-creates one they went on as a child. Who can forget those soggy sandwiches on the beach? And a sizeable number of adults told us they were attracted by activities like ball pits, go karting, Laser Quest, building a snowman and going ice skating whilst on holiday.
The study echoes the rising leisure trend of adult ‘soft play’ ball pit club nights and trampoline parks across the UK, and a certain degree of "Peter-Panning” amongst British adults. (Yes, the flying boy who didn't want to grow up.) TV psychologist Emma Kenny supports this saying, "It's clear that indulging in some good old-fashioned play time should not just be confined to childhood." We think this is pretty awesome, and it proves there's no such thing as being too old!
"That's the real trouble with the world,
too many people grow up",
So if you've ever found yourself day-dreaming at work about giant ball pits you are not alone. Leave us a comment and tell us about your favourite childhood holiday memories, or the dream break you always thought you were too old to take!
In this sprit we have put together a string of Big Kid Breaks allowing you to relive those fond memories, or indeed make that longtime childhood dream of yours finally come true.
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