travelling with children

5 Top Tips for Travelling with Children

James Brockbank, Founder of The Family Vacation Guide, gives us his five top tips to make life easier when travelling with kids this summer…

Here are some top tips to keep in mind when travelling with little ones this summer…

Travelling with Children – Snack Stash

Pack a ‘snack stash’ for unexpected hunger emergencies. Hunger pangs can strike at any time, but a stash of snacks readily available can save the day. Pack a mix of non-perishable items like granola bars, dried fruit, and crackers. This will keep your little ones (and you!) happy and energised during long journeys or delays.

Travelling with Children – Entertainment Kit

Create a ‘kids’ entertainment kit’ with surprises to keep your children engaged and entertained – small toys, colouring books, reusable stickers and puzzles etc.

Hide these surprises in your bag and unveil them at strategic moments during the trip. The element of surprise will make it more exciting for your kids and help alleviate boredom.

Travelling with Children – Cube Packing

Invest in lightweight, space-saving packing cubes. These handy organisers not only keep your luggage tidy but also maximise space. Each child can have their own cube, making finding their clothes and accessories easy.

Additionally, packing cubes help prevent the dreaded ‘suitcase explosion’ when searching for a specific item. It’s a game-changer for stress-free travel!

Travelling with Children – Safety First

Always pack a compact first-aid kit. Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere especially with active kids. Include essentials like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any necessary medications.

Being prepared for minor mishaps will give you peace of mind and ensure that you’re ready to handle any unexpected situations.

Laundry On-The-Go

Pack a portable laundry bag! Many parents overlook the importance of having a designated bag for dirty laundry. Instead of mixing clean and soiled clothes together, pack a lightweight, collapsible laundry bag.

This way, you can easily separate the dirty laundry from the clean clothes and maintain organisation throughout your trip.