Traveling with children

Are you going on holiday this summer? Would you like some tips to help keep the children entertained whilst traveling?

Whether you are traveling by car, plane or train, children can easily become bored. Here we have put together a few tips that will help keep the little ones entertained for longer than 5 minutes (we hope!) when on those hectic journeys.

Take the journey slow

If you are going by plane, then don’t get there late, as you don’t want to be rushing around with the children. Make sure you leave enough time and plan ahead. Also, if travelling by car, then leave enough time so that you can stop at a few service stations along the way. There is nothing worse than taking a long journey and not having any breaks.

Entertainment 

Think about taking some sort of device with you to keep the children entertained. Tablets with games on are a great way to keep children entertained, as they keep them occupied for a long journey. Another type of device would be a portable DVD player, these are also great as it means that the children will be able to watch their favourite films along the journey. As well as electronic activities, pencil crayons and colouring books are a great way to keep them active.

Snacks

When travelling with children, think about taking a snack box. Many people assume that when going on a plane, the food must be brought in the airport, but this can be expensive. However, food such as sandwiches and cakes can be taken. Just remember don’t take too many sugary foods. When taking food on a plane, just make sure that you read the restrictions of what food can’t be taken, for example foods with liquids. Also make sure that you look at the regulations for the country that you are going to, as you may have to throw some of your food away before you land in that country.

Keep them comfy 

Keeping them comfy is one of the best ways to keep a child happy on a long journey. Putting a child in comfy clothes means that they will be able to get settled more easily. Also, to make them comfy, cuddly toys might help. Taking a child’s favourite cuddly toy, means that they will feel more comfortable and more settled.