Advantages of family holidays

Peak Hike on American Basin Trail
Peak Hike on American Basin Trail

Family holidays are an undisputed source of happy memories for children and parents alike, and the benefits extend beyond the actual holiday period.

Some of the happiest memories we all have are from holidays spent together with our family. A recent study conducted by the Family Holiday Association found that half of the people admitted their happiest memories are comprised from holidays spent with their family.

The director of the Family Holiday Association, John McDonald, said: “This research is the cast iron evidence we have long known to be true and demonstrates the incredible, positive impacts on the family and wider society that a break away from the daily grind can bring.”

Additional benefits have been demonstrated further to the happy memories that stick in our minds. Apparently there are some long lasting benefits that these holidays can bring, benefits such as increased affection to other family members, improved behaviour at home and most importantly at school, less worrying and less need for discipline. Also an increase dose of optimism and future ambitions has been reported long after the family holiday ended.

Considering the results of the study as presented above there is really no reason why you shouldn’t take a break from work and the daily hassle and book a family trip for everyone to enjoy. If you don’t know what to do or where to go then we recommend Family Days Out as they are a company specialized precisely on family holidays ideas and have info about all the things to do with your kids. You can check the recommended locations closest to you or if you want to plan for a longer holiday then feel free to search for attractions all over the country and bear in mind that you can sort the results by age categories.

There is no better way to end other that with a quote of John McDonald, who said: “”By using these memories as an anchor to take us back to more cheerful moments, we’re often able to approach problems with a fresh sense of perspective.”. So get ready for more productive days at work too following your return.