TUI family holidays are about to get turned on their heads as the kids are put at the forefront of the decision-making process this week. The travel brand is launching a two-day, child-friendly getaway-buying bonanza this Easter.
TUI is helping parents to harness the spirit of their child’s imagination by launching TUI Paddling Pool (a.k.a the TUI Liverpool store) and TUI Sandcastle (Newcastle store), where kids are in the booking seat.
On April 3 and 4, 2023, children will be encouraged to let their holiday fantasies run wild and plan their own break.
With the TUI retail team on hand to provide expertise, knowledge and assurance, the little ones can make their jet setting wishes come true. Want to visit the set of Home Alone 2? Or be whisked away to the home of Frozen? New York and Norway await!
How to win a TUI holiday
In fact, the more creative your mini travellers’ ideas the better – two lucky children who come up with the best holiday plan will walk away with a dream holiday for themselves and their family on TUI (no cheating mum and dad!).
All you need to do is head to TUI Newcastle Metro and TUI Liverpool Lord Street retail stores and set your child free (yes, really!). Hey, maybe they’ll surprise you with their globetrotting genius!
The truth about travel planning
The fun Easter holiday concept from TUI follows new findings that just under half of British parents who plan a family holiday tend to go to the same places year after year with nearly two-thirds regularly staying in the same accommodation.
Time to shake it up folks and give something new a go! Your youngsters could be the solution to getting out of your holiday rut.
The TUI research showed more than half of parents who have let their children contribute to the family holiday admit they come up with more creative and imaginative ideas, and a further one in five confess their kids suggest destinations they wouldn’t normally think of.
Are your kids ready to get planning?
The young’uns have their fair share of opinions on the topic, too, so brace yourselves. Nearly half of six to 11-year-olds polled said they are ready for the challenge and are bored of the family jolly.
Half stated their parents should let them take charge and more than one in 10 claimed parents are too bossy regarding the family holiday destination.
Where will your children take you?
So what can you expect from kidluence? We’ll warn you now, it’s likely TV and movies will play a heavy role in most getaways planned by children.
Alas your diminutive wanderlusters may need to face some harsh truths about geography. It emerged in TUI findings that one in three kids mistakenly think the nations of Wakanda and Lilliput (Gulliver’s Travels), are visitable and that two in five think Gondor (Lord of the Rings) – is real. Uh oh!
They may also need to face the facts of what transport is available too. Kids across the nation also revealed their dream holidays would include stays on a spaceship, in a mermaid’s underwater castle or on a pirate ship – treasure and everything.
Particularly touching were the children who admitted their ideal getaway would be anywhere their parents were. Enjoy that while it lasts, mums and dads!
Top 10 locations featured in TV or films inspiring kids’ holiday fantasies
1. New York (Home Alone 2)
2. Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
3. London (Paddington)
4. Norway (Frozen)
5. Hawaii (Lilo & Stitch, Moana)
6. USA (Cars)
7. Scotland (Brave)
8. Mexico (Coco)
9. Madagascar (Madagascar)
10. China (Mulan)
How to plan a family holiday with TUI
TUI Newcastle Metro and TUI Liverpool Lord Street retail stores will be re-branded to TUI Junior from April 3-4, 2023.
Alternatively, visit TUI online to find the best deals for your next break.