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Popularity for ‘gramping’ with grandchildren soars

There is a a new travel trend known as ‘gramping’.

It sees grandparents taking their grandchildren on holiday – and leaving the parents at home.

The idea is that the older generation get to spend quality time with their grandchildren while making fabulous memories.

And multi-generational holidays are on the increase, according to new research.

Around 64 per cent of families have been on multi-generational holidays or are considering it.

Researchers say its down to grandparents having more disposable income and also a desire to give parents a break.

The resort of Orlando in Florida is one of those seeing a surge in this type of skip-gen (skip a generation) trip.

Disneyland in Florida

The most visited destination in the USA is home to seven of the world’s top theme parks including Disney, Universal and SeaWorld.

So we’ve compiled a list of 10 things to do with grandchilden in Olando.

1 Visit Ollivanders at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter where children can take part in a wand selection ceremony.

2 Go to SeaWorld Orlando’s new Penguin Encounter to meet penguins and take a keepsake photo.

3 Take children for a makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to transform them into knights, Disney princesses or other characters.

4 Spend time with a favourite character like a princess or Mickey Mouse at a Character Dining Experience. Older ones can dine like Disney royalty at the Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room.

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5 Grandparents and grandchildren can design a custom crayon together at the Crayola Experience, creating a unique colour and name.

6 Relive childhood amusement park memories with grandchildren at Fun Spot America with wooden rollercoasters, bumper cars and a two-story carousel.

7 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – introduce children to NASA and space travel beyond a textbook.

8 Check out your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds Celebrity Wax Attraction at ICON Park and take a selfie or two.

9 Learn something new together at the Orlando Science Center and make memories digging for dinosaur bones or braving the strong winds of a hurricane.

10 Enjoy sport together. Try golf at Topgolf, attend sporting events at Exploria Stadium or the Amway Center.

Have you or your children been on a Gramping holiday?

Let us know below!

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