As parents plan upcoming family holidays, taking into consideration location, budget and travelling distance, it seems that kids aged four - 12 are more concerned with finding a holiday that has plenty of sun, water parks and an all-important X-Box, according to a new video created by Snaptrip.com

The company quizzed kids to find out where they are going on holiday this year, and asked them who they would like to go with, how far they think they are travelling and what items they cannot travel without.

When it comes to travelling distances, children thought they’d be travelling as far as 20,000 miles to reach their holiday destination. Harry (aged ten) and May (aged seven) guessed that they’d be travelling 1,000 miles to reach Canada when it is in fact 3,600 miles, while some guessed that Leeds to the Lake District was a 400-mile journey.

Whilst the children were looking forward to their holidays in locations such as Canada and France, it is clear that the UK is still a popular destination. The children named the Lake District and London as favourites, with one young man announcing, “I love that place!” when he heard Cornwall, because that is where he spent three days surfing and "it's where I got my t-shirt from".

When it comes to travel buddies the children seem to have some more peculiar requests with President Donald Trump, fictional Harry Potter because "he's very good at protection with all those spells", and comedian Jack Whitehall named as dream travel companions.

When asked what items they couldn’t travel without, the responses varied between the sensible ‘suitcase’ and ‘goggles’ to the ‘X-Box’ and the classic ‘mobile phone’ and ‘iPad’. And when asked to discuss their dream holiday destinations, surprisingly the children’s idea of a dream holiday may not differ too much from parents with “somewhere hotter”, “near a beach”, “water park” and “Paris” named as dream destinations. 

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