January 24, 2018
Taking children on holiday with you, is not always a simple task. In fact, it can be quite a challenge and can cause stress levels to rise, which is the last thing you want when going on holiday. Whether you are jetting on to a sunny resort or just taking a trip across the county to a remote cottage for a few days, traveling with kids can take some serious planning.
Our ‘how to’ guide is here to relieve this stress and help make your pre-holiday planning prep, a little easier.
Whether you are traveling by plane, car, boat or train, always pack a bag of things to do. Especially when traveling with children.
Pack it full of things to do; games, colouring, devices, the works!
Whenever you hear those dreaded words ‘are we there yet?’ or ‘I’m bored’ be confident that you have come prepared with a bag of tricks to keep them happy and to combat boredom.
If you are taking a long trip somewhere, we would highly recommend thinking of some fun journey games to play to pass the time.
Children love games and they are the perfect way to pass the time. Discover our long journey game guide below:
This game is perfect for any type of journey. Long or short, this is the perfect game to play to pass the time.
Ideal for long journeys on the motorway. Try to make a word out of the letters on another cars number plate. See who can be the most creative!
Choose an object and the first player to spot it wins! To make it more competitive, keep track of the points scored by each player.
This game can be played on any type of journey!
The first player has the think of an object starting with the letter A, the next person would then think of one beginning with the letter B, but before saying it would have to say what’s been said previously. For example:
And so on…
If you have a nanny employed to work with your family, why not consider asking her on holiday with you to take care of the children and to minimize the stress to you when it comes to traveling to your destination.
Allow your nanny to keep them occupied and happy whilst traveling to relieve the pressure from you.
Whatever type of getaway you are making, make sure you plan ahead and know what you might face.
If you are flying, prepare for a long wait at the airport. If you are driving, prepare for long delays on the motorway and for traffic build ups.
A top tip to keep children happy is to plan regular stops. Have a look ahead of your journey and see if there are any service stations or towns that you can pull in to take a break from driving, stretch your legs and grab a quick snack.
The key to a successful journey is to take regular breaks and take it at your own pace. This might be difficult if you have to get be somewhere at a certain time or if you have to board a train or a plane, but always allow a little bit of extra time.
So, if you are planning on making a getaway with your children, try to consider a few of the above to make your holiday travel as smooth and stress free as possible.
Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2018