Reach for the Moon

In a recent poll by one of the UK’s leading online independent travel agencies, the Moon has come top as one of the places British kids would most like to visit on holiday, despite it being slightly out of reach. The only realistic places to feature in the list were Disney World, Lapland and Australia.

Dreaming of Holiday
Photo by: Sarah-Jane King

Whilst many adults dream of holidaying in the Caribbean or somewhere equally exotic, it would appear to be very a different story for British children. Sunshine.co.uk polled 2,105 British parents, each with children aged between 3 and 8, and asked them to talk to their children about their ideal holiday destinations.

Respondents were given a list to show to their children, with a mixture of fictional and real-life destinations. The youngsters were required to pick the 3 places they would most like to visit on holiday.

According to the poll by, the top 10 places British children would most like to visit on their next holiday are:

1. The Moon – 47%
2. Disney World – 41%
3. Narnia – 39%
4. Hogsmead – 26%
5. Lapland – 25%
6. Hundred Acre Wood – 17%
7. Hogwarts – 14%
8. Pride Rock (Lion King) – 9%
9. Australia – 4%
10. Bikini Bottom (SpongeBob SquarePants) – 2%

As well as the list that sunshine.co.uk provided, parents were allowed to give their child the option of selecting ‘other’ after which they were required to specify the place their youngster had chosen. Only one child claimed she would like to go on holiday to her ‘Granny’s house’.

Chris Brown, co-founder of sunshine.co.uk, commented on the findings: “Having four kids of my own, I know that mine would pick Disney over any destination, but it’s incredibly cute to see that so many selected fictional destinations and the Moon! I know if I was young, there’d be nothing more exciting than the idea of going somewhere like the Moon or Narnia; as far as the kids are concerned, they are all very magical places that are still seemingly within their reach.”

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