Modern families more likely to take kids on safari

Modern families are now more likely than ever before to take their young children on holiday with them, research shows.

According to a Teletext Holidays report, children are travelling by plane at an age of four years and nine months on average as parents are keen to allow their children to explore the world on a Kenya safari or other exotic destination.

By the age of ten, children have been abroad an average of four times.

However, this is in stark contrast to the 65 per cent of children born in the 70s and 80s who were more likely to have a domestic holiday, not stepping on a plane until they are at least 13-years-old.

Cheaper flights, more accessible long haul countries and child-friendly holiday resorts are all reasons why this trend is likely to have occurred.

The survey found that three-quarters of adults do not think their parents had ever even considered taking them abroad at a young age.