Travelling with your children is such a beautiful, wonderful way to help your little ones expand their horizons and cultivate curiosity about the world we live in. While it can be a daunting exercise for a parent (after all, there’s so much to plan!), there are many simple and effective ways to make travel an enjoyable experience for your whole family.
Here are our very best tips for travelling with children without stress – so you can focus on building memories and making the most of the adventure!
Involve Your Children In The Experience
If you’re travelling with young children who are school-age, the first and best way to help your children enjoy the holiday is to include them in the planning to build excitement.
This can include everything from having your children help plan travel activities to showing them where you’re staying before you leave. You can even enlist their help with packing their favourite clothing, games and fun to take along on the adventure.
Let Them Have Fun
Travelling with a toddler can be a little challenging. Between all the fun mini-adventures, there can be long waiting periods as you get from point A to B. To keep the little ones entertained during the less exciting parts of your trip, bring along some favourite toys. Think portable and easy to pack with lots of variety.
Our Magna safari suitcase is a great option if you’re looking for ways to keep a toddler or preschooler occupied with something fun and educational. If your child is a little Picasso in the making, check out Tiger Tribe’s fun activity packs, which include colouring sets in super fun themes such as dinosaurs, mandalas, street art and ballet.
Keep Them Comfortable
When you’re far away from home, it can be helpful to bring along a few home luxuries to help you feel at ease. Getting a good night’s rest and keeping your nutrition high and energy levels up are important for both adults and children alike when travelling, and with these fool-proof measures, you can make sure everyone gets forty winks.
Ideas to help your little one become comfortable with the constant change of scenery include taking along their favourite blanket or soft toy. If you’re travelling with young children or travelling with a baby, this can be a lifesaver! Have your bub snuggle up in style on the airplane with this adorable Apple Pom Pom blanket, or retreat into cozy sleep at the hotel when their head hits this beautiful Fawn Cushion.
At Woodland Wonder, we also offer a great range of organic cotton, super stretchy sleep suit bags, designed to help your little one feel comfy, happy and secure throughout a short or long journey. These are perfect to bring along on any holiday, large or small, and will provide consistency to help your little one feel right at home, no matter where your adventure takes you.