Original article from Kent Live
With this year proving to be the summer of the staycation, it has many reminiscing of a time where they holidayed in the UK.
Many remember family holidays to locations across the country from their childhood, from seaside trips to the likes of Blackpool and Brighton to camping in the likes of the New Forest.
A new study has revealed Brits' favourite childhood holiday destinations and their top choices for a nostalgic staycation, and it seems plenty of people have fond memories of Kent.
The Garden of England came in sixth place in new research by Holidaycottages.co.uk which looked into the best nostalgic holidays in the UK, reports the Mirror.
What exactly makes for a classic trip down memory lane? Well, for the UK holidaymakers who took part in the survey, key memories included long car journeys, being around family, eating fish and chips, making sandcastles and playing in amusement parks or arcades.
Considering we're home to Margate, a family-favourite seaside destination, it's no surprise many have fond memories of coming to Kent as a child.
And with the likes of the white cliffs of Dover, there's always been plenty to do and see across the county on childhood trips.
The research revealed that nearly a third of Brits will continue to return to their childhood holiday spots at least once every few years, due to a mixture of loving the location, feeling an emotional attachment to an area, and enjoying the familiarity.
Unsurprisingly, as a nation we're keen to pass the experiences down to future generations too. In fact, nearly a quarter of Brits said they had childhood memories with their parents and wanted to make new ones with their own family too, so lots more holidays in Kent guaranteed.
With the pandemic continuing to cause uncertainty around international travel, it's no surprise that there's been a huge rise in Brits opting for a staycation this summer.
Brits' top 10 most popular childhood holiday destinations
- North Yorkshire
- North Wales
- Lake District
- Isle of Wight
- Scottish Highlands
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