Family puts the Fun Factor into a Holiday – Fact!
July 16, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsIf you're planning a summer trip but are yet to book anything, take heed – spending time together as a family is the most important ingredient of a fun holiday, a survey from outdoor holiday specialist Keycamp has revealed.
Back home, more than 80 per cent of respondents wish their lives were generally more fun, with fewer than 40 per cent rating their daily fun levels at seven out of ten or above. When it comes to being on holiday, however, this rises dramatically to just under 90 per cent.
Dave McKenna, head of brand at Keycamp, explains further: "Once away, it's all about quality time together. Be sure to go for a trip that is flexible and can work at all levels to get you and the family truly engaged, whether that's an action-packed adventure where the activities are on tap, or somewhere where you can relax and wind down together."
While away, the games console is well and truly put to bed, with the likelihood of it making an appearance cut by two thirds. Meanwhile, the odds of going on a walk together are increased by 50 per cent; the chances of sitting down and having a good old chat are upped by over a third; and families are four times more likely to play a sport together.
Keycamp self catering holidays are designed to provide maximum fun for the whole family, from tots to teens, while flexible travel and accommodation options mean you can tailor your camping trip to meet your needs. Even better, there are some fantastic high season deals on offer currently, with savings of up to 30 per cent at some parcs.
Château de Drancourt, St Valéry – 7 nights in August from £901 per family, including return Dover-Calais ferry crossings – a saving of £212
Situated amidst the lush meadows of a private château in scenic Picardy, this parc is the ideal camping destination for active families. Its excellent facilities include three swimming pools surrounded by a sun terrace. There's tennis, volleyball, mountain bike hire and mini golf on offer and, once you're ready to relax, the restaurant and cosy lounge bar are perfect places to spend the evening.
Keycamp's free Fun Olympics is also available for children aged four to twelve, which mum and dad can join in too to cheer their budding Olympians on.
Seven nights starting on 8 August for a family of two adults and up to four children staying in a two bedroom Villagrand mobile home with decking will cost just £901, including return Dover-Calais ferry crossings. That's a great saving of £212.
Duinrell, Wassenaar – 7 nights in August from £887 per family, including return Dover-Calais ferry crossings – a saving of £147
Duinrell in Holland offers a family holiday out of the ordinary. Less than a mile from Wassenaar and two miles from a sandy beach, this parc has excellent facilities; it's also adjacent to a thrilling theme park for an added element of adventure.
With a waterpark on-parc, as well as an array of activities including archery, a climbing wall, pedalos, table tennis and even diving lessons, the opportunities to get together as a family and try something new are endless.
Seven nights starting on 20 August for a family of two adults and up to four children staying in a two bedroom Villagrand mobile home with decking will cost just £887, including return Dover-Calais ferry crossings. That's a saving of £147.
For further information, or to book, call Keycamp on 0844 406 0319 or visit www.keycamp.co.uk.
Finally, for further hints and tips on having maximum fun while you're away, look no further than Keycamp's 'Little Book of Holiday Fun', which is available to download at http://www.keycamp.co.uk/about/fun-booklet.html