Our recent survey revealed that youngsters actually favour breaks involving the whole family instead of time spent separately. With this in mind, research by the American College of Paediatricians proves there are plenty of benefits to families spending fun and meaningful time together.

Family narrowboating holiday

We all know how family holidays create great experiences and memories. But how do holidays help bond a family?

Kids need strong, loving bonds with family members to allow them to develop well and build their self-esteem. Plenty of family support as they grow is linked to children staying out of trouble during school time or worse, the law. Having strong ties with their families enables them to have a better understanding of how to deal with stressful situations they may encounter throughout their everyday lives.

Sharing family adventures on the waterways or elsewhere creates memories, valuable life lessons and a real sense of belonging that children crave.

Dr Gummer, founder of Fundamentally Children says about spending quality time together as a family: “You get to pass on shared values and opinions, and you get to have discussions about what’s going on in life, and children feel more valued, more heard, and they understand their parents more as well.”

Kid’s benefits aside, taking a break from the stresses of your responsibilities, getting out and taking part in activities together as a family has proven to be an effective way of dealing with the strains of everyday life.

Narrowboat holidays offer a change of location and scenery as each day passes. Learn how to navigate as a family through the canals and come away feeling like you’ve made memories and accomplished something together.

In today’s rat race, being able to spend quality time with your children is seen as a luxury for parents. Why not take advantage of the unique holidays available to you by Black Prince and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – your children will soon thank you for it!


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