Travelling with kids doesn’t have to be an awful experience. Sure, they can be whiny and stuff when they don’t get their own way, but there are lots of ways you can make travelling with your kids virtually trouble-free. If you’re looking forward to a number of trips this year, then you should use these tips to make sure you have the best time:
Always Plan For Toilet Breaks And Rest Stops
However you’re planning on travelling, whether in a car or a campervan, always plan for toilet breaks and rest stops. Kids will need the toilet more frequently than you, so take that into account and add time onto your journey. Rest stops can be a nice break from the open road, and give you a chance to get a snack, coffee, or just have a little rest.
Pack Snacks And Emergency Items
Before you leave, pack snacks and any emergency items you feel will come in handy for your trip. You should pack fruits, water, and things to keep the kids energized and full as you travel, as there might not always be somewhere you can stop. Emergency items might include a favourite toy you can pull out if one of the kids starts throwing a huge temper tantrum. It might help to have a first aid kit with you too, just incase.
Always Pick Somewhere Family Friendly
Wherever you go, make sure it’s a family friendly place before you head off. Will there be things for people of all ages to do? If so, great! If not, you might have to listen to your kids complain the whole time. Make sure there are lots of options for you all to enjoy.
Don’t Feel Pressure To Do Too Much
Although you probably want to try new things while you’re away, don’t feel pressurised to do too much. Only plan what you absolutely feel you must do, and then just go with the flow. You’ll find things to do while you’re out there and it’ll be better if you’re not stuck to some rigid schedule.
Always Take Safety Precautions
Always take safety precautions before travelling anywhere. Brief your kids on how to behave and what to do in certain situations. For instance if they wander off from your Bunkhouse RV on your campsite, tell them not to try to find their way back if they have no idea where they are. As soon as you realise they are missing you will go and find them.
Check Out Childcare
If you’re heading to a resort, check out the childcare of the resort and read reviews. This might allow you to have a little time alone with your other half while your kids have fun and make friends.
Just Try To Relax
Travelling with kids can be nerve wracking, but just try to relax. Remember that they take their cues from you, so the more relaxed you are, the better the whole trip will be for everybody.
Have an amazing time!