Woohoo, you’re on leave, school’s on break and it’s high time for that annual escape! Whether it’s a theme-park getaway or a sun-drenched beach vacation, isn’t it time you all enjoyed some quality time together?
Ideally, holidaying with your family should be happy and hassle free. But anyone who’s ever travelled with a two-year-old will know that tranquillity can quickly turn to tears and tantrums. Crowds, queues and questionable food can test anyone’s patience, let alone that of a tired toddler.
But before you call time-out on your grand plans, take pause. Our guide to family friendly travel will make holidaying with the kids as easy as 1-2-3!
With helpful hints from seasoned experts, you’ll score a truckload of travel tips on keeping your children content, safe and secure on your travels. You’ll cruise your way through the planning process, learning which destinations will cater to tiny tots, seasoned travellers and all ages in between.
We’ll outline the top 10 tactics to ensure your family’s safety abroad, some travel sickness tips, and what to do if a child was to get lost, as well as providing you with a ultimate packing list. And if you still have questions that need answering, we’ve compiled an exhaustive directory for all your FAQs.
So whether you’re planning activities for all-ages or are simply looking for a one-stop info shop to family travel, we’ve got you covered. Our guide will carry you through the initial planning stage of your trip to the best way to spend your time whilst there.
By sticking to our no-nonsense trip guide, you’ll soon find yourself whisked away to your chosen holiday destination, with nothing to do but relax and enjoy your vacation!
So you’ve decided it’s time for the annual family vay-cay! It’s been a long time coming, bur the million dollar question remains, ‘Where to go?’ Or rather ‘What is the perfect family holiday destination?’
Having kids shouldn’t stop you from travelling and seeing the world. Whether you’re a high impact holiday-goer, a campervan fan, or a lounge-side lizard, your ideal family holiday can be a matter of picking the right destination. Keep reading for some nifty child friendly travel hotspots.
Travelling with Infants
Travelling with tiny tots in tow can be daunting; ‘how will my baby be on the plane?’ ‘Will the hotel have baby friendly facilities?’ ‘Will it be too hot?’ ‘Do I need to worry about vaccinations?’ All these questions can have you stressing out before you’ve even booked your airfares. However, with a sprinkle of planning and a good dose of preparation you’ll be on your way to an easy and stress-free first holiday!
Does the thought of disrupting your baby’s sleeping pattern send shivers down your spine? If so, why not stick to destinations with similar time zones. Restricting the number of time zones you fly through can help you beat the jetlag blues.
City breaks can be ideal for new families too thanks to their good transport networks and well-equipped hotels. These days it’s not a stretch to expect family friendly facilities at most major hotel chains. Look out for accomodation with accessible cribs, babysitters, child-friendly entertainment, pram access and more!
Perhaps you’re after a touch (or plenty) of TLC? After the upheaval of a new addition to the family a luxurious, all-inclusive package deal may be well up your street. When your baby is teeny-weenie a pampering retreat may be just the ticket for your first holiday. Child-friendly retreats can take the hassle out of scheduling all your day-to-day activities. Simply wile away the hours by the pool with a good book whilst your little one luxuriates in the shade by your side. Sound good? We thought so!
Travelling with your infant is perfectly safe and a great way to kick off your new life together as a family. There are all manner of exciting destinations to pick from. Keep reading to find out more.
To be continued…