More grandparents going on holiday with the family
A growing number of couples with children are joining up with grandparents for holidays, according to a survey by Best of British group of independent holiday parks.
Although the move helps spread holiday costs, says the group, many families are also motivated by wanting to spend quality time together outside their busy working lives.
Many Best of British parks say their 2012 bookings show that a record number of holidays this year will be taken by extended family groups going away together.
Best of British chairman Claire Jeavons says: "Multi-generation holidays were once more common in Britain, but became less practical - and with fewer savings benefits - as overseas holidays gained popularity.
"Now, though, British stay-cations are gaining ground, and families are using the opportunity to come together and enjoy each other's company in neutral territory away from home.
"As well as sharing the expenses, it also means mum and dad have a built-in childcare service so that they can make an occasional escape and be just a couple again," she added.