A new poll by www.sunshine.co.uk has revealed that a quarter of parents wish they could leave their kids at home whilst they holidayed abroad; with half also admitting to having taken advantage of kids' clubs and other means of keeping their children occupied on holiday, to give themselves some free time.
A total of 1,562 parents from the UK took part in the study, each with children aged 0-14, who had been away on a family holiday with their children in the past two years.
When asked if they always took their children on holidays that they went on, 78% of those taking part said ‘yes’. However, when these parents were asked if they would prefer to leave their kids at home when going on holiday abroad, 24% of those asked said ‘yes’. Reasons included holidaying with kids is not relaxing enough (35%); Don’t get to do what I/we want with kids there (27); cheaper to leave kids at home (21%); and kids don't travel well (13%).