New research from Jet2holidays has found that what kids really want on holiday is a space-themed hotel in Spain, complete with roller coasters, a water slide, and unlimited sweets and ice cream.
Partnering with Atomik, the operator surveyed 1,000 children between the ages of seven and 13 to find out more about their dream holiday.
The top five places in Europe, outside of the UK, that kids wanted to visit were Spain (25%), Italy (13%), France (11%), Greece (8%) and Portugal (6%).
The survey also revealed that, for 60% of children, the summer holiday was their favourite time of the year, making the annual trip three times more popular than Christmas and 12 times more popular than Easter.
A fifth (20%) of the kids surveyed said that their ideal hotel would have a space theme, followed closely by an under the sea (19%) or a princess theme (17%), while 14% of children wanted their dream hotel to have a zombie or scary theme.
As well as theme park rides (49%) and edible treats (52%), kids said their dream hotel would have a beach (45%), zoo animals (27%) and a trampoline (21%). Other desirable features included arcade games, a recliner armchair, and skeletons.
Nearly two-thirds (62%) of children said their favourite thing about going on holiday was having the chance to explore and go on adventures. Other requests from the children surveyed included having a disco-themed hotel, spending their time climbing trees and having zombies in their hotel.
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