With half-term just around the corner and many families looking to get away – check out our latest tips for travelling with children.
Snacks, snacks and more snacks.
Travelling with children can be difficult, but travelling with hungry children is especially unpleasant. You might have to deal with unexpected delays or long intervals between meals. When flying, you may find that the selection of onboard meals is restricted and pricey. As a result, we recommend packing lots of food with you on your journey. It’s also a good idea to bring some to keep in the hotel room to keep the youngsters fed in between meals.
Chargers and battery packs
Remember to bring your chargers and an expanded battery pack for all of your devices – phone, tablet, etc. Nothing is more frustrating than running out of power in the middle of a travel.
Activity bags for the journey
Travel packs for kids can be simple and inexpensive to make, and they can be a lifesaver when travelling with kids – they can include puzzles and board games, fidget toys, pens and colouring books, and anything else that will keep the kids occupied during the trip or even between activities at the resort.
UV protection is a lifesaver. The skin of babies and children is significantly more delicate than that of adults, and they are more susceptible to UV rays. Because kids are unable to protect themselves, it is critical that they wear sunscreen and UPF swimwear at all times.
This is worth its weight in gold – the most vital ingredients are definitely plaster and Calpol – but make sure you verify what you are allowed to bring with you on flights because not all medications are approved.
Let your children sleep
Long trips may be exhausting for even the most experienced travellers, let alone children. They’ll probably have irregular sleeping patterns and be extremely excited. Allow your child to sleep if they are tired; a tired youngster, especially when travelling, is not enjoyable!
Bring an extension lead
This really is a top tip. If you carry an extension lead, you just need one plug adaptor and it will make those plug sockets more accessible, but make sure to check the voltage!