Britain is getting more multicultural but is not quite as exotic as many children seem to think.
A recent survey by Travelodge showed that: ‘ Children seem to be completely clueless when asked to locate popular seaside haunts.’
35% couldn’t locate Newquay (some think it’s in the USA)
60% couldn’t locate St Ives (some think it’s in the Caribbean)
Six in 10 couldn’t locate Scarborough (some think it’s in the Mediterranean)
56% couldn’t locate Skegness (some think it’s in the Scottish Highlands)
Travelodge recommends ditching the Sat Nav and getting out maps.
You can see how the confusion starts. Bognor is in Europe after all, although it has a strong UKIP presence which perhaps wishes it wasn’t. Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed in ST Ives and Skegness is obviously where the monster goes on his holidays.
Travelodge surveyed 2,000 British children aged between eight to fifteen years old. This year 56% of families are flocking to the coast this summer. Top holiday destinations include Cornwall, Devon, Blackpool, Brighton and Bournemouth.
It’s a good idea to help children find where different towns and tourist resorts are in the UK but don’t throw away the Sat Nav.