Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays

April 30, 2012 01:00 ET

Proof that Family Holidays with Haven are Good for You!

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 30, 2012) - It's as we've all suspected, a study presented to the British Psychological Society earlier this week claims that there are definite, measurable psychological benefits to visiting the seaside.

The study, compiled by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, is comprised from the responses of 2,750 people from around England. Regardless of age, it seems that a visit to the seaside makes people consistently happier and more relaxed than an equivalent trip to urban parks or country/forest retreats. This is great news for seaside based holiday providers like Haven, who rely on the positive feelings people associate with being near the sea.

The study by researchers Katherine Ashbullby and Mathew White also indicates that the most contented were those who engaged in some form of exercise in these outdoor environments, especially by the seaside. All this seems to imply that the sort of family holidays offered by Haven, (seaside location with a variety of sporting activities) would be perfect for a calming and enjoyable break.

Now if you're thinking, "Holidays by the sea help you feel relaxed? I could have told you that!" then you would be right, but we can only now categorically say that you're right because this 'seaside feeling' phenomenon has now been painstakingly and methodically documented by scientists.

So if you fancy a holiday which is scientifically supported to leave you feeling refreshed and positive then the evidence put forward by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health suggests that you can't go far wrong with Haven style holidays in the UK. Haven has 35 parks located all around the UK coastline and most cities are within a two-hour drive of a Haven park. They typically boast a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sporting activities including swimming, tennis to archery and fencing. In addition to the sports there's a daily selection of free, live family entertainment and every park has its own bar style restaurant with a menu packed full of healthy choices. Each Haven park is surrounded by numerous local attractions which are great for family days out, from beach resorts and national parks to historic castles and cathedrals. Sounds pleasant enough, perhaps there's something to this study after all?

UK breaks start from £79 for a four night break or £99 for a three night break at selected parks and dates in May.

Click on www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900 for info 23 parks have touring and camping areas www.haventouring.com or call 0871 230 1933.

Calls to 0871 numbers cost no more than 10p per minute plus network extras.

Haven Holidays is part of Bourne Leisure Ltd who own Warner Leisure Hotels and Butlins Resorts.

Holiday homes are also available for sale on Haven parks www.havenholidayhomes.com.

If you would like additional information or a high-res photo from our 2012 library please contact havenpressoffice@haven.com or call 01442 868 010.

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