A lot of people can be put off by the idea of travelling with their kids. We get it; it can be busy to organise everything, and why do that away from home if you don’t need to? But in reality, the benefits of travelling with children, especially young children, is amazing. There are a lot of reasons why it is a good thing to do. It might be harder to do when they’re in school, so try to make the most of it now. So if you want to do it, but find the thought a little scary, here are some thoughts to help you make it more fun. When the kids are happy, everyone can be happy!
Half of the stress of travel is the actual getting the destination. Being on a plane, train or automobile with whining children can never be fun. So plan out some activity pouches to take along with you. If you think about the journey and how long you’ll be travelling for, you can then divide them up. Giving your kids too much at once can make them easily bored, as they can’t focus on anything in particular. So spread out the games and goodies, and it will make the journey easier.
Plan Fun Things To Do
In can be hard to find a trip that will please everyone. But as long as there are some things for everyone at some point, it will make the trip much more enjoyable. If you want to visit museums or galleries, then think of things that the kids can be doing too. Can they count up pictures, or look for specific things? Of course, more child-friendly trips like theme parks or animal parks will work well too. So creating a mix is a really key idea.
Think About Accommodation
Where you stay can have a big impact on how everyone feels on holiday. A hotel room might feel a little too cramped, and could be awkward with fussy eaters. But if you were to choose a Finland igloo hotel, for example, then it is much more fun and interesting for children. If they can see the stars at night through the roof, then it will make things a lot of fun for them. Self-catering villas or accommodation can also be a really good idea with little ones. As you can have your own space and make as much noise as you want!
Create a Story
Taking a notebook that the children can write and draw in, to document the journey is a great thing for them to do. It helps them to think about what they are doing and where they are. It also helps them to use their minds and put any school or early years skills into practice. So it is a win-win situation really. You could go through it each evening and talk about what they have drawn or written, or perhaps just read through the notebook as part of a bedtime story.