Multi-generational holidays

As the house is so large (sleeping eight people comfortably in five bedrooms) it is the perfect base for multi-generational holidays. This is the new term for heading off on holiday with your children, parents, grandparents etc which seems to be the new fashion for holidays in the UK! We have found this to be the case here and have met some great extended families who have chosen to make Ben Duirinnish their base for a holiday in Argyll.

Looking online I see some interesting statistics on this:

While saving money was a significant factor in this growth of extended family holidays, it was not the main motivation. Extended family breaks were seen as a chance to strengthen ties with grandparents who play an important role in everyday life and three quarters of families acknowledged that extended family holidays were a great way for the grandparents to bond with the grandchildren. Multigenerational holidays have also enabled 6 out of 10 couples to spend more time together since their children were being taken care of by the grandparents.

It seems the secret to a great multi-generational holiday is making sure that you take everyone’s preferences into consideration (and of course not just using the grandparents as babysitters!)

We think the Oban area offers plenty to do for all ages, whether you are interested in shopping in some of the small quality gift shops in Oban that sell locally made goods; trying out locally caught seafood in some of the great restaurants in town or the surrounding villages; exciting or sedate boat trips to see seals, local wildlife and islands; beautiful gardens to visit; the Sealife Centre and Seal Rescue for kids, as well as indoor climbing, ropes courses, segway, kayaking, gorge walking, white water rafting …..

…. for more ideas see our things to do page!

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