Research has revealed that a swimming pool, spending time with their family and not being at school are what British kids crave from a holiday.

Whilst parents spend hours searching for the ultimate family holiday package, offering the perfect combination of price, location and hotel star rating, the kids couldn’t care less.

The survey of 1,000 of the UK’s six-12 year olds, conducted by Monarch, revealed that not being at school came out top for more than a third of children (34%), followed by spending lots of time with the family (27%).

On arrival in the chosen resort, messing around in the water is essential for a successful holiday, with a nice pool (33%), waterslide (18%) and a kids’ only pool (9%) topping the list for most important hotel feature according to those surveyed.

Home comforts are key with children with a TV being the most important hotel room item (20%), followed by a comfy bed (18%) and Wi-Fi (15%).

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