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30th Aug 2023

Gramping is the latest trend for family holidays and it’s one you’ll want to jump on

Ellen Fitzpatrick

The latest travel trend is one that is definitely going to be a huge benefit to not only parents but for your children too – and gramping is one you need to get on board with.

After studies showed that children who spend time with their grandparents end up living healthier lives, and grandparents who spend time with their grandchildren typically living longer, the latest trend should be no surprise.

Gramping is going viral and sees grandparents taking their grandchildren on holiday and leave the parents at home.

Most parents will never say no to some alone time, but this type of time apart allows you to unwind and know that your child is in the best possible hands.

According to Boomer Magazine, “grampa-ing” allows grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren and is much different from typical multigenerational family holidays.

Also being deemed as “Skip Gen” holidays, it can have massive benefits to each person’s life.

For this, the details are down to either your parents or in-laws. It allows them to tailor the trip to their own liking, ensuring they are fit enough for each activity while also allowing you to get a break from the kids.

Unlike the name suggests, the trip doesn’t actually need to be a camping one – but that’s not to say you can’t do that either if that’s what your family are into.

For younger children, the best idea is to go away for a shorter period of time and somewhere more local, incase there is an incident of some kind or they get homesick.

For children who are older, there are a lot more options. This can include further across the country, aboard, or even active trips like skiing or surfing.

It’s important to remember that with this, it is only a success if you are ready to be away from your children for a small amount of time. It’s also important to remember that grandparents have the same interests as you when it comes to your child’s welfare, and they know what they’re doing when it comes to taking care of children.






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