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.
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.
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.
Have you or your children been on a Gramping holiday?
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