The Rise of the Multi-Gen Holiday, Baby Magazine
When you’re young and free, having parents tagging along on holidays is usually the last thing you would want. Throw babies and toddlers into the mix, however, and grandparents are sure to top anyone’s list of travel companions.
The obvious benefits are shared childcare duties, moral support and sharing the domestic load, but the rise is 3G travel isn’t just about functional needs. For some, grandparent-day-care creates an uncomfortably business-like relationship with parents, and holidaying together is a novel way to readdress the balance. For those whose parents aren’t involved on a regular basis, a week-long stint helps to form a family bond that a few hours here or there never can.
Planning a multi-gen trip can also be a bit of a balancing act. You need to find something that appeals to everyone, but each person should be willing to make a few compromises, too. Not sure where to start? Here’s some holiday inspiration to get you thinking...
Morukuru, South Africa
With the promise of blue skies, vibrant cities, breathtaking landscapes and a favourable exchange rate, South Africa is fast becoming one of the more popular holiday destinations for families from the UK.
New accommodation options are meeting the demand admirably, and one of the most exciting is the Morukuru Family. Three exclusive-use villas – two in Madikwe Game Reserve and one in De Hoop Nature Reserve – have each been designed with large groups of friends and families in mind. Its ethos revolves around adventure, family fun and quality time together, and in knowing that every family is different, they offer a completely bespoke service, too. So, whether you want some time away from the kids or would rather be with them 24/7, their team are more than happy to adapt to your requests.
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