Monday, August 11, 2008

BRITISH KIDS SNUB BRITISH SEASIDE


According to the results of a “Save our Seaside study by Travelodge, one in ten British kids have never taken a British seaside holiday or been on a British beach. More children than ever it seems hold passports nowadays, preferring to pack their buckets and spades and head for beaches abroad rather than at home. Many five to twelve year olds were unable to even point out some famous British seaside resorts on a map. It’s a shame, when the weather’s good, a British seaside holiday can be a lot of fun and in these cash-strapped times is a lot cheaper than going abroad on holiday. In years gone by, people didn’t take foreign holidays like they do now, preferring instead to take their holidays in this country. As a child, I remember my grandparents telling me how much they looked forward to spending their Summer holidays by the seaside in Blackpool as they lived in Manchester, a big city. How times have changed!

3 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

And I think English beaches are lovely! And, to be trite, there's no place like home. I wonder if this will change as the price of fuel is so high these days.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I wonder if it has to do with the EU opeing up perhaps? Where exactly ARE brits going on holiday anywya?

Naomi said...

I think things will definitely change Sandy as the cost of living and fuel bills continue to rise. I'm sure more families will appreciate the benefits of a holiday in this country.

You could be right Rick. The majority of Brits (including myself!) seem to be heading off to the Costas (Spain) at the moment. With lovely blue skies and lots of warm sunshine it is very tempting!