Posted on June 24, 2015

Travelling with Children – My Top Ten Tips!

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The summer holidays are drawing near so I thought I’d put together some top tips for travelling with children. Travelling with children can be super stressful but if you prepare yourself it can be a whole lot of fun 🙂

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  1. We like to break up travelling wherever possible so if we were flying out of the country then we would drive to Heathrow and take advantage of the Park Stay n Go offer at Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel. That way we get to stay overnight before our flight and our parking is taken care of too.
  2. Let the kids pack a bag with their favourite books and games in for the flight – I always check what they’ve put in so we don’t end up lugging heavy books around with us. Tablets are wonderful for keeping children entertained. We also make sure they have a pair of headphones each so they can get on with playing games, watching films etc without causing any noise irritation to other passengers.
  3. I always wrap a comic and an activity book up and let them open it on the flight, that way they feel very excited about getting a little present and mine always love to do activity books.
  4. Take baby wipes… wherever there are children (and husbands) there is always mess so these are my MUST HAVE travel accessory! I don’t leave the house without a pack nowadays.
  5. Lots of snacks. I always try to pack something a little different so it’s not the same old boring packet of raisins. I always avoid chocolate as mine tend to cover themselves in it.
  6. While flying we always love to talk about what we are going to do on holiday, Boo always writes a list of everything she’d liked to see and do… this always keeps her happy and gets her excited!
  7. My daughter gets really painful ears when taking off so I always take some boiled sweets for her to suck on, but for babies/toddlers a bottle/sippy cup or dummy will help.
  8. Allow yourselves plenty of time, there’s no point trying to rush around with kids so just plan in some extra time to get wherever you need to get to. It will be much less stressful if you know you don’t have to rush.
  9. Make sure you have insurance! It really is better to be safe than sorry 🙂
  10. Don’t forget sunscreen and insect repellent!

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Wherever you go and whatever you get up to this summer I hope you have an amazing time 🙂

Let me know your favourite tips for travelling with kids in the comment section xx

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  • The Parent Game July 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Totally agree on the baby wipe issue! I don’t know how husbands travelling without children cope without them!

  • Ickle Pickle July 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Great tips – we are holidaying in the UK this year. Baby wipes are essential! Kaz x

  • Globalmouse July 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Some great tips and I definitely agree about the baby wipes…life savers!

  • The Mini Mes And Me (Emma) June 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Make sure the sun lotion is in date too – apparently it will cook your skin like oil if it’s expired. *gulp*

  • Abi - Angel Eden Blog June 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Great tips, I think preparation and time as you say are key to lowering any potential stress

  • Donna @OrdCyclingGirl June 27, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Some fab tips here. We’re hoping to finally get a holiday abroad with the two little ones this year which will be my four year old’s first time on a plane, so some of these will come in very handy!!

  • Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life June 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Great tips i will be taking note of ready for when i take my three away together for the first time next year once my baby is old enough. Mine always get covered in chocolate too so i avoid it at all costs when i am out xx

  • Jen aka Muminthemadhouse June 26, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Fantastic tips. I let my boys pack a bag, but I always make sure everything is charged!

  • Erica Price June 26, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I find baby wipes are essential even at 8 years of age, in fact I like them with me when I’m travelling alone.

  • Michelle June 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Great tips lovely – I tie baby wipes everywhere! xx

  • Rachel June 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Some great tips, I have to say boiled sweets are a must for the mister as he also suffers with earache when landing x

  • Sonya Cisco June 26, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Some really great tips there, its been a long time since I flew with kids, but even long car journeys are easier if planned well and with breaks.

  • Cass@frugalfamily June 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Some great tips there – we always book well timed flights even if we have to pay extra x x

  • Michelle June 25, 2015 at 8:57 am

    a great set of tips! We always head to the airport the night before to stay over – saves the stress on flight day! x

  • Bek Dillydrops June 24, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Great tips! I love the one about wrapping little activities up as a gift. This is something that would definitely appeal to my children. Thank you for sharing these.

  • Sharon powell June 24, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Some fab tips! I use a lot of these and I always take snacks too 🙂 x

  • Sarah Ebner June 24, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Great tips. We follow most of these ourselves, though the headphones one is a really good one – we forgot those last time….

  • Donna @OrdCyclingGirl June 24, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Snack, snacks and more snacks! Works for us every time…oh and colouring! Colouring is brilliant at keeping my 4 and 8 year olds entertained for ages.

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