Travelling with small children isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. Right now you’re probably imagining copious amounts of luggage, screaming children, and snapping at your partner due to the stress of it all. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like that! It is possible to travel with kids and not feel like you need a holiday from your holiday once it’s over.
6 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Family Holiday
- If this is the first time you’re planning a holiday with children, make sure you’re prepared for a slower pace than when you travel with adults. You won’t be able to start out walking at the crack of dawn and keep going until dinner – be realistic about what you’ll be able to fit in.
- Children don’t always adapt to change very well so it’s best for everyone that you try to stick to their regular schedule as much as possible. Organizing your daily plans around the kids nap times, meal times and bed times will be best for everyone involved.
- If staying in a hotel room with your whole family isn’t your idea of a relaxing holiday, why not consider staying in a holiday cottage? You’ll have more space for everyone, including separate bedrooms, so you won’t have to tip toe around when the kids go to bed early. If you’re planning a trip to the UK or Ireland take a look at the cottage accommodation offered by Sykes Cottages, the UK's leading independent cottage rental agency.
- It’s easy for the budget to go completely out the window when you’re travelling with kids – eating out all the time, buying souvenirs and toys, and paying what are sometimes astronomical entrance fees all add up pretty quickly. Well, staying in a holiday cottage can also help save money on meals because you can cook for yourself in the fully-equipped kitchen.
- Make sure to plan a few activities in advance so that you can have the tickets booked and be ready to go first thing in the morning. If you book tickets in advance online you will often get a better deal and get to jump the line-up. There’s really no reason not to do it!
- Plan for rainy days. Bring along some games and look into some local activities that are rainy-day friendly so that you don’t end up not knowing what to do with yourselves should the weather turn bad. Having kids cooped up in an unfamiliar place can lead to much whining and complaining, which is definitely something everyone wants to avoid!
The most important thing to remember when travelling with the kids is to have fun! Family holidays often make for the best long term memories for everyone and having fun together is what it’s all about.
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