More parents taking holidays without their children

More parents taking holidays without their children

More parents taking holidays without their children

First published in News

THERE has been an increase in parents from Yorkshire and the Humber taking a break from family life on adult-only holidays.

Thomson said it has had a 46 per cent increase in bookings in the last two years fuelled by a surge in demand from worn-out parents taking holidays without their children.

It claims more than 28 per cent of parents of children under 18 from Yorkshire and the Humber already take child-free holidays, leaving their children with ex-partners or other family members.

Of those who currently holiday with their children, 61 per cent said that, given the chance, they would go away without them.

Mark Hall, director of product said; “Family holidays are undoubtedly a great way to spend time together.

“But even the most dedicated of parents need time away from their children sometimes.

“An adults-only holiday can allow couples to reconnect with each other and have a well-deserved break.”

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8:32am Tue 19 Aug 14

gramps says...

we had four children and had the best holidays with them. i wouldnt have dreamed of going on holiday without them. and now they are older with children of thair own they still talk about the great times we had together.
we had four children and had the best holidays with them. i wouldnt have dreamed of going on holiday without them. and now they are older with children of thair own they still talk about the great times we had together. gramps
  • Score: 12

8:52am Tue 19 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

If you don't want to be a parent, don't have kids!
If you don't want to be a parent, don't have kids! T.R.M1974
  • Score: 10

9:24am Tue 19 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

Good news for adult flyers that there are no brats on the plane see sling and kicking the back of the seats..leave them at home with family and enjoy yourselves,you know you want to ??
Good news for adult flyers that there are no brats on the plane see sling and kicking the back of the seats..leave them at home with family and enjoy yourselves,you know you want to ?? smudge2
  • Score: -5

9:50am Tue 19 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

smudge2 wrote:
Good news for adult flyers that there are no brats on the plane see sling and kicking the back of the seats..leave them at home with family and enjoy yourselves,you know you want to ??
The see sling above should read whining...**** spellcheck
[quote][p][bold]smudge2[/bold] wrote: Good news for adult flyers that there are no brats on the plane see sling and kicking the back of the seats..leave them at home with family and enjoy yourselves,you know you want to ??[/p][/quote]The see sling above should read whining...**** spellcheck smudge2
  • Score: 1

10:42am Tue 19 Aug 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

It's the other way round in our house. My children keep taking holidays without their parents. It's all relative. Literally.
It's the other way round in our house. My children keep taking holidays without their parents. It's all relative. Literally. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 4

6:14pm Tue 19 Aug 14

nottoooldtocare says...

A sign of the times sadly. I know of a couple who always sent their children to their grandparents on Saturday nights so they could have "time out". Bless.
The trend (if it is one) might account for how little communication there is between generations now. personally I loved being away with both my children and my parents. They enjoyed each others company and we all helped each other enjoy the time we had together. The time you have with your children passes quickly and is therefore very precious, we should make the most of it. Farming them out isn't the answer, doing nice things and learning together is. You don't have to be on the continent, flat out on a beach in searing heat to have a good holiday. Children of all ages want your time and to enjoy being with you. Very often it's the simple things that make the biggest differences.
A sign of the times sadly. I know of a couple who always sent their children to their grandparents on Saturday nights so they could have "time out". Bless. The trend (if it is one) might account for how little communication there is between generations now. personally I loved being away with both my children and my parents. They enjoyed each others company and we all helped each other enjoy the time we had together. The time you have with your children passes quickly and is therefore very precious, we should make the most of it. Farming them out isn't the answer, doing nice things and learning together is. You don't have to be on the continent, flat out on a beach in searing heat to have a good holiday. Children of all ages want your time and to enjoy being with you. Very often it's the simple things that make the biggest differences. nottoooldtocare
  • Score: 2

7:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

smudge2 says...

nottoooldtocare wrote:
A sign of the times sadly. I know of a couple who always sent their children to their grandparents on Saturday nights so they could have "time out". Bless.
The trend (if it is one) might account for how little communication there is between generations now. personally I loved being away with both my children and my parents. They enjoyed each others company and we all helped each other enjoy the time we had together. The time you have with your children passes quickly and is therefore very precious, we should make the most of it. Farming them out isn't the answer, doing nice things and learning together is. You don't have to be on the continent, flat out on a beach in searing heat to have a good holiday. Children of all ages want your time and to enjoy being with you. Very often it's the simple things that make the biggest differences.
Aaaaaaaaah
[quote][p][bold]nottoooldtocare[/bold] wrote: A sign of the times sadly. I know of a couple who always sent their children to their grandparents on Saturday nights so they could have "time out". Bless. The trend (if it is one) might account for how little communication there is between generations now. personally I loved being away with both my children and my parents. They enjoyed each others company and we all helped each other enjoy the time we had together. The time you have with your children passes quickly and is therefore very precious, we should make the most of it. Farming them out isn't the answer, doing nice things and learning together is. You don't have to be on the continent, flat out on a beach in searing heat to have a good holiday. Children of all ages want your time and to enjoy being with you. Very often it's the simple things that make the biggest differences.[/p][/quote]Aaaaaaaaah smudge2
  • Score: 0
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