There is no question that the pandemic has had an enormous impact on Brits’ mental well-being. Regardless of gender, age or background, we’ve all been hit hard over the past year with our routines and plans altered time and time again – and children are no exception to this.
New research from family holiday rental experts, Vrbo, has found that two thirds of parents admit their kids have struggled more during the most recent lockdown measures than they did the first. A further, and significant, 95% agree this is due to being stuck at home.
However, aspirations of travel this year are giving children (and, of course, their parents) something to really look forward to. 4 in 5 agree that their kids are more excited than ever to go on holiday following the latest lockdown, and even more (84%) said they see improvement in their child’s mental health and overall wellbeing when they go on holidays exploring new locations and spending time outside.
Aston spoke to child psychologist Laverne Antrobus and Karen Mullins from Vrbo to discuss the research and to provide insight into why travel is so good for children and adults alike.
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