“We’re all going on a summer holiday…,” while it may have sounded perfect in the song (and the film), any parent knows that holidaying with children can be, well challenging.
Family holidays are a wonderful way to create memories with your family, but they require a lot of hard work to make sure everyone has a good time. Travelling with children isn’t easy, but there are some things you can to do make sure the whole family enjoys themselves. *This is a collaborative post*
Learn the tricks for having the best summer holiday with these top tips for travelling with children.
Choose the right type of holiday
While you might be tempted to hop straight on a plane to your chosen destination, think carefully before you book. Consider your children’s personalities and behaviour. If they’re not good travellers, a long-haul destination may not be the best choice for them. While a certain type of holiday might appeal to you, it might not be in the best interest of the rest of the family. Get some inspiration from these alternative family holiday ideas to help you choose a holiday destination that’s suitable for the whole family.
Take things at your own pace
Caravan and self-drive holidays are becoming increasingly popular for families. It’s easier to reach your holiday destination when you can travel at your own pace and means you won’t disturb other travellers. With rentals by Motorhome Freedom, you can plan a holiday that visits multiple destinations while having the benefit of your own space and schedule. With your own motorhome, you’ll be able to stop and start as you please and can take advantage of stopping in more spontaneous locations.
Keep them entertained
Even travelling short distances can be difficult with children in tow. That’s why it’s important to have plenty of things for them to do that will stop the ‘are we there yet’ questions and give you some peace and quiet. Some suggestions for keeping the kids entertained while travelling include packing craft bags, putting movies on tablets, playing car games and even listening to an audiobook. It’s better to pack too many things for them to do than not enough, so make sure you have enough tricks up your sleeve to keep them quiet.
Plan plenty of things to do
While holidays are a chance to relax, your children may not appreciate lounging by the pool as much as you do. Plan plenty of activities to enjoy during your break so that you’ll be able to keep them entertained, while also tiring them out so you can enjoy some quiet time in the evening. Keep an eye out for free activities at your resort to help your holiday money go further. Take a look at these kids holiday essentials to give you some additional ideas on activities they can enjoy during your break.
With the right planning, you can ensure your holiday is a dream one – avoiding those classic family holiday nightmares that be hard to forget. Travelling with children may not always be easy, but it’ll be worth it to create those special memories together.
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