If you’ve always been a sucker for travel, having kids in tow should not be a reason to hold you back. That is why we’ve put together our top tips to travelling with your little ones.
Prepare before you leave the house
Research the airports that you will be travelling through, as many have little playgrounds tucked away. This is a great chance to let your little ones burn some energy, while you can rest your luggage and relax before your flight. If you are a member of an airline lounge, many of these lounges have kids play areas too. The complimentary food and drink is always a winner too!
When travelling with kids, it is important that you choose a method of transport that is the right fit. Taxis and buses don’t have car seats, so a private car or rental car are always the best option. The driver can fit a car seat for you, and they are usually the same price as a standard taxi fare.
Catching trains is also a great way to get around, as it lets the kids have a bit more freedom by not being so confined. Make sure to look out for child’s fares, as they are usually available on public transport services.
When hiring a rental car, it can be cheaper if you purchase a car seat when you arrive at your destination. If you are lucky enough to be visiting relatives you can order extras such as a baby cot and leave it with them. This will save you time, and luggage space allowing you to travel smarter.
Do your research
Before you leave, try and research as many child friendly destinations as possible. This will ensure that you make the most of being overseas with your little ones, and make it easier for yourself when planning your trip.
Guided tours vs. Private tours
By choosing a private tour, it will give you a much more personal experience of the destination, as well as allow you to be in control of the duration of the tour. This allows you to plan around nap times, as you are able to tailor the tour to your needs. A private guide also gives you that element of privacy when the necessities come along such as nappy changes. By hiring a private your guide, you don’t have to miss out on exploring your destination and can have the confidence that it’ll be a great experience for the kids too.
The key is to be flexible and know your child’s limits, and most importantly enjoy showing them the world!