It is always a daunting thought planning a trip and traveling with little a young family in toe. Will you have thought of all the things you need ? Will the accommodation be safe and good for the little ones ? Will they cope with the journey and method of transport? All of these points can be planned for well in advance of the holiday.
There are a few things to ensure when planning a trip with your family –
Do your research
Ensure that you research all types of accommodation and every possibility. When it comes to accommodation is it a hotel where you have that security staff being around? Just in case anything was to go wrong or if you need help with anything.
A hotel can be good for keeping costs down too as you go for all-inclusive that will cover all of your meals and as many ice creams as the little ones want. It can be so expensive travelling with little ones as they always seem to want something.
A villa holiday can be fab for families as you are guaranteed to have more space in a home from home . Most villas also have private swimming pools too so no need to travel to relax by the pool.
Ensure you are covered
It’s always nice to think that everything will go smoothly and you will have no problems or accidents. It is always good to ensure that you are covered as a family with a good level of international travel insurance just in case someone was to fall ill etc.
There are different various levels of cover you can get to suit your family. You should always ensure you have the correct insurance and that your document are all up to date as medical treatment can be costly when visiting another country and you may be left stranded.
Plan for the flight
Flying with little ones can be so stressful if you are not prepared. Some simple planning can make all the difference. Ensure that you have enough things to keep the little ones busy.
Some sticker books and colouring books always make a good hour or so activity , even just a plain pad of paper with a pencil and some imagination. Tablets can also be a lifesaver packed with some of their favourite films and TV programmes and if you tire them out beforehand they may even nap.
There is so much to think of when travelling as a young family but as long as you have the basics covered and are organised things should go smoothly.