When it comes to holidays, it’s not just the children we should be thinking about taking away. It turns out, that there are plenty of benefits for our elderly relatives too, particularly when it comes to the health and happiness of our great-grandparents.
Here at Parkdean Resorts, we’ve teamed up with James Brown, Biogerontologist from Channel 4’s Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, to share some of the amazing health benefits a holiday can have on our elderly relatives.
From improving mood and enhancing memory, to reducing loneliness and bettering physical function, a four-generation getaway really could be the answer to a longer and happier life.
With short travel times, picturesque locations and familiar environments, the UK is the ideal destination for a four-generation holiday. Now is the perfect time to start planning your next family getaway.
SunlightSunlight helps your body to produce Vitamin D, which can lower blood pressure, help muscles, improve brain function and may even protect against cancer.
SleepSea air helps us sleep better, and also makes us feel more relaxed and energised.
Outsidebeing outdoors has a de-stressing effect and can lower blood pressure.
Behaviourspending time with their grandparents and great-grandparents can improve children's behaviour.
Relaxthe sound of waves can help you feel relaxed and calm.
Memoryholidaying with children in a familiar environment can improve autobiographical memory, which is the part of the brain that contains information about yourself.
Skillscreating new memories, as well as building new skills and experiences, is really important for the mental health of older adults.
Outlookholidaying with children can increase self-worth, giving great-grandparents a more positive outlook on life.
HappinessAnybody who spends time around a happy child will feel happier, it's infectious. Laughing and smiling can help reduce stress, depression and loneliness in older adults. Children who are closer to their grandparents are more likely to be happier as adults.
Youthfulnessspending time with children can make great-grandparents feel younger and more energetic.
RelationshipThe younger you start the relationship with your grandparents or great-grandparents, the stronger the bond when you're older.
MobilityChildren encourage their great-grandparents to be more active and forget about their physical capabilities, reminding them just how much they can physically do.
Days out with the grandkids
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Why Stay with Us?
With over 65 spectacular locations to choose from across the UK, a holiday with Parkdean Resorts is the perfect way to spend quality time with your grandparents or grandchildren.
You’ll find a wide range of accommodation on our parks including 3 and 4 bedroom caravans and luxury lodges, perfect for your very own 4-generation holiday. And with accessible accommodation available too, everyone is guaranteed a comfortable stay.
What are you waiting for? Book your Parkdean Resorts break today and start creating amazing memories!
Fabulous Ownership Opportunities
If you’ve fallen in love with UK breaks, why not own your very own holiday home? With a wide range of caravans for sale to suit every family and budget – it’s the ideal way to the make the most of your leisure time and the perfect excuse for spending time with the family.
You’ll be able to escape to your very own slice of holiday heaven whenever the feeling strikes – throughout the ownership season. And with fantastic sights and attractions for all ages nearby, you’ll find something new to explore on every visit.
Put family time first by enquiring today to find out more about how you could become an owner with Parkdean Resorts.