If you have been struggling to find the time to spend with your family recently, it could really pay off to book a holiday. When you go away for a few nights, you won’t have to worry about work and all the stresses of home, and you can simply kick back and relax with your partner and kids.
Even though this may sound like the perfect way to spend your days off, some parents prefer to stay at home as traveling with young kids can prove to be a bit of a nightmare! If they are especially young, you could experience a few tears and tantrums after a few hours of traveling. But it doesn’t have to be that bad. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can make long periods of travel easier for both you and your children. Just follow these no-tears travel tips!
Mix Up The Travel Options
No matter how old you are, you will always find long periods in a car very boring. So, if possible, it’s a good idea to try and mix up long sections of travel by using different methods. For instance, rather than spending seven hours in a car, why not take the train followed by a chartered coach. You can research the different companies online and, for example, read online reviews on Shofur. This way, you can see how previous travelers have found the different companies. Mixing your travel options up in this way will keep your kids excited. They will be intrigued by the different travel methods and won’t get bored so easily!
Always Bring Snacks
You don’t want to be sitting in a traffic jam or on a delayed train when your kid starts complaining of hunger! Without any food, their complaining could quickly escalate into a full-blown tantrum! So it’s a good idea to always have some snacks with you in your handbag or hand luggage. Make sure they are healthy, though, as sugary snacks will only make them hyperactive, which will bring even more problems!
Give Them Something To Do
Activities will be limited out on the road, but there are some fun things that your kids can do. Firstly, you might want to give them a disposable camera so that they can take pictures of all the things they spot out of the bus, car, or train window. If you can’t find a camera, you could simply give them some paper and crayons so that they can draw all the views!
Always Keep Clean
Bugs can attack when you’re traveling, and your kids will be at risk of falling ill. To make sure that this doesn’t ruin your vacation, it’s a good idea to keep some sanitizer hand gel and antibacterial wipes with you on the road. This also makes it very easy to clean up after all of those snacks!
As you can see, traveling with young children doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Do you have any other great tips? I’d love to hear them!