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We knew this day would come…

As if it was not bad enough that the price of fuel is hurting drivers, businesses and household budgets, it’s now at risk of hurting childhoods.

Research this week from car supermarket Motorpoint has revealed fuel costs would stop 68 per cent of UK drivers from visiting top attractions during the school holidays. David Shelton, Managing Director of Motorpoint, said; “We think it’s sad to see that some people won’t be visiting some of the great attractions available in the UK this year due to the rising costs of fuel preventing them from making the sometimes necessary longer journeys to get there.”

Honestly, poor kids. And poor parents… Hectic lifestyles often mean the summer break is one of the biggest opportunities of the year to bring families together and create fun-filled memories to be treasured forever.

Visiting cultural, historical and leisure attractions can be a highpoint of the summer break and we shudder to think of the economic impact of attractions losing over two-thirds of their customers due to fuel prices.

Fortunately, 31 per cent of families resolutely vowed to still travel in search of fun rather than give this important part of a kid’s growing-up experience up altogether. Many motorists also choose to car-share, or use public transport, as a solution to escalating fuel prices.

We believe this is another case where it’s important to have your priorities clear and compromise on what you can visit. That boating lake could offer the same amount of fun as that two-hour drive to the beach, and rather than go to several attractions during the summer, pick the best one and plan a week around it. After all, there’s nothing better than having something to look forward to…

Let’s not let fuel prices ruin our lives.
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Nov 13, 2011
8:17 am
#1 rim :

You’re totally correct with this one!

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