Many parents worry about travelling when their children are young. Often putting it off entirely or staying relatively close to home and avoiding long drives and air travel until their children are older. This can be a shame. Travelling with young children can be wonderful. They view the world with such innocent wonder, exploring everywhere without discrimination or fear. This can be contagious. As an adult, your sense of wonder may have been deadened slightly. Travelling with a child and their infectious excitement can bring it all back. Yes, you need to be more organised and plan a little more. Yes, the flight might be a little more stressful (but probably nowhere near as bad as you think) and yes if you get a delay, it could well be a little nightmare. But, it’s surely worth it to see the world in such a wonderful way while introducing your children to all it has to offer and instilling in them a fantastic sense of adventure.
Often when we do travel with children, we spend a long time worrying about the flight. But, your choice of accommodation also plays a big part in the success of your trip. Here are some of the best options when you are travelling with family.
Staying in a luxury villa like those from Elegant Address can be a great option when you are travelling with kids. You’ll have everything you need close to hand, plenty of space, room for a car and perhaps even your own private pool. You can have a safe and enclosed holiday without worry. Villas also tend to have extra bedrooms, so you could take the grandparents along to help with babysitting.
Camping might not seem like the ideal choice when your children are young, but it could be perfect. Children love the excitement and adventure that camping brings. They relish getting stuck in and sleeping on the floor, and they’ll love exploring nature and eating around a campfire. As they get older, they might start to moan and ask to stay in luxury hotels so make the most of it while you can. We have just bought a folding camper and our first trip away with it is fast approaching.
A Package Holiday
If you are a bit of an adventurer yourself, the idea of a package holiday where everything is arranged, you stay in a hotel with other tourists and all your meals are provided might not sound too appealing. But, if you are travelling with children for the first time, it can be a great way to find your feet. There are usually kid’s clubs and plenty of activities to keep them occupied and you can always brave going out to explore the local area when you are ready.
A Cruise is probably the last thing that you’d think of. But, some cruises are catered with families in mind. There’s always plenty going on and lots to see, fantastic facilities and they are completely safe. It’s like having all of the benefits of a package holiday while getting to see a little more of the world.
Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.