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UK MNer with at least one child at home who have had at least one family holiday? Survey-time - chance to win £300 or £250 NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Dec-16 08:32:22

We have been asked to find out your views on all things family holidays!
This shortish survey is open to all UK MNers with at least one child at home who have had at least one family holiday (in UK or abroad).

Add your details at the end and you will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will get a £300 voucher for the store of choice (from a list) AND one MNer will get a £250 Expedia voucher to spend across their range (T&Cs will apply) smile

Here's the link www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2V6H6KZ

thanks and good luck, MNHQ

ScruffyTheJanitor Fri 23-Dec-16 08:39:36

Done.

Interesting.

I might be in a minority here but I wouldn't ever put my child in a kids club alone. The reason I go on holidays, even weekends away, is to spend time with my child in a different locale.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 23-Dec-16 10:35:43

Scruffy I agree with you, I don't like the idea of dumping my children in a kids' club rather than spending time with them and DH when we're away on holiday. It seems to defeat the purpose of a family holiday...

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 23-Dec-16 10:35:46

Scruffy I agree with you, I don't like the idea of dumping my children in a kids' club rather than spending time with them and DH when we're away on holiday. It seems to defeat the purpose of a family holiday...

Itmustbemyage Fri 23-Dec-16 10:57:31

Done , survey heavily biased towards families who holiday abroad and want to use kids clubs. Neither of which apply to my family.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Dec-16 11:44:12

Itmustbemyage

Done , survey heavily biased towards families who holiday abroad and want to use kids clubs. Neither of which apply to my family.

There are kids clubs at holiday parks in the UK though aren't they? or in UK hotels.

SixtyDegreesNorth Fri 23-Dec-16 11:52:20

Done. Never taken kids abroad or put them in a kids pub though. Camping is the limit of our budget as we have 3DC and they are expensive.

BingToy Fri 23-Dec-16 12:57:57

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SquirmOfEels Fri 23-Dec-16 13:03:47

The question on kids club is not detailed enough.

I have used one - a handful of times several years ago - for the younger one/s so that the older one/s could ski with enough adults around to supervise. But that's all.

So filled it in as a user, but it's seriously not a consideration in booking a holiday.

daftbesom Fri 23-Dec-16 13:14:23

Done. Mine usually refused to go into the kids' club though!

noeuf Fri 23-Dec-16 13:23:00

We used kids clubs if they were doing something my lot wanted to try and I didn't - was very happy for them to poorly off to circus skills with a load of other kids recently

raspberryblush23 Fri 23-Dec-16 13:54:12

We used them a bit on our recent family holiday. Our 1 yr old had a few paid for 2 he crèche sessions so we could get a break and our older son went to a few afternoon sessions. Overall we spent most of our time as a family but as a couple we barely get any time together so the clubs really helped us relax and get w break for a few hours. I think there can be a happy medium 😀.

BackforGood Fri 23-Dec-16 20:14:42

What an odd list of possible destinations ! grin
Bit of an odd survey all round to be fair.
Needs to be more specific at the beginning if they are only looking for particular types of holidayers.
I had to leave out several questions.

JuniDD Fri 23-Dec-16 20:20:43

The choice of destinations was a bit...odd but after reading this article I would love to go to Mongolia! grin

YourHandInMyHand Fri 23-Dec-16 20:49:47

I thought the list of destinations was a bit of an odd mix too!

I'd never use a kid's club either, each to their own though.

Chocolateporridge Fri 23-Dec-16 21:42:39

Done, Great survey!

leccybill Fri 23-Dec-16 22:35:02

We use kids clubs. Don't really get the hatred for them on here.
We have one DD (can't have any more), she's 6 and gets bored of her mum and dad sometimes on holiday. She wants to play with kids her own age, play team games, make up dance routines, do crafts, go to parties, basically all the fun stuff she loves at home but in the sun, so better.

We don't 'dump' her. She asks to go. It's 2 hours a day. No big deal.

FranksBobot Sat 24-Dec-16 00:42:32

Done.

Our eldest daughter asked to attend the kids club on our most recent holiday as the activities they did were of interest to her. She was never forced or dumped there it was entirely her choice.
The staff were fab, the safety aspect was spot on, she had an absolute blast and made some incredible memories independently.

FeelingSmurfy Sat 24-Dec-16 07:25:35

What's most important when deciding whether to use a kids club - if the child wanted to join one of the sessions

littledinaco Sat 24-Dec-16 08:47:14

Done, agree bit of a strange survey!

Mehfruittea Sat 24-Dec-16 10:55:14

DS won't attend kids club either. We always take him in for a look around and he often wants to stay and play with the toys but not to be left there without us. It would be nice to get a little break from him but really don't mind as we want to be together as a family. It won't be long before he will not want to hang around with us anymore...

My number 1 consideration when booking wasn't mentioned - as a disabled mum I have to do a lot of research planning and prep before booking. It's hard to find somewhere that is right for everyone and adapted rooms are very few and far between.

Freeurmind Sat 24-Dec-16 22:46:42

I think you should've mentioned visiting family abroad as a factor, that is the reason we go to the same place most of the time.
Also never really saw Ethiopia as a tourist destination. Maybe it needs more exposure on travel shows.

isitnotsummeryet Mon 26-Dec-16 12:43:45

we only ever 'out' the boys in the kids club if they ask, which is only when the club is doing something they want to do, and normally only for a short time

MrsMarigold Mon 26-Dec-16 16:05:09

Ethiopia would be amazingly picturesque in the mountains.

MrsMarigold Mon 26-Dec-16 16:05:14

Ethiopia would be amazingly picturesque in the mountains.

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