The 7 most popular holiday destinations for children (by children)

Forget the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus!

In a recent survey British children (aged 6-11) were asked to list what they would list as the ‘seven wonders of the world’, and their answers provide fabulous insight into what a dream day out would comprise for the nation’s children.

Check it:


Safari (50%)

The Pyramids (47%)

Hollywood (36%)

Harry Potter World (44%)

London Eye (33%)

Castles (32%)

The pyramids made it! Yay for castles – good thing to like living on the British Isles and all. And I’m not sure but I think… I think the fact that Hollywood is listed as a ‘wonder’ somehow disturbs me.

For the parents who can’t afford to pat a lion or shake hands with Harry, Hermione and Ron, you’ll be glad to know that the aforementioned survey (commissioned by Persil as part of the Kids Today Project ( is that what children love most of all is simply playing and exploring and having fun. Of children surveyed:

Two-thirds (69%) named riding their bikes and scooters as their favourite past time.

Three-quarters (73%) relish outdoor water activities.

More than half (64%) just want to get grubby playing in the park.


(My budget is shrieking in joyful resonance.)

Apparently everyday life has its own attraction. As it should be.

Source: – “The Seven Wonders of Childhood”