Ever wondered what the secret to the perfect, stress-free family day out is?
Well Continental tyres have conducted extensive research into the subject and come up with some interesting findings.
The German tyres giant reckons that families should leave home at 8.37am and travel no more than 52 miles (51.6 miles to be precise – which is deemed far enough away to feel like a day trip, but not too far to travel with restless kids in the backseats).
Their researchers found that the ideal day out will also require around six and a half hours at the beach, theme park or zoo with the children taking part in at least three different activities.
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The temperature during the day should be a balmy 20 degrees Celsius and a party of two adults and two children around the age of eight will also heighten the enjoyment factor.
The stats – which were converted into a formula of [(T+J) / D x (G+W)] – S = 1.0 – were compiled following a study of 2,000 families by Continental to launch their www.ContiGreatDaysOut.co.uk initiative.
Peter Robb for Continental said: “In the UK we embark on 104 million family days out a year and spend over £6bn in the process so it makes sense to consider how to make a success of every trip we plan.
“In trying to have the best time possible the choices we make about what time to leave, the stops we make and the activities at our destination will all influence the outcome of the day.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office