Travelling with kids
A trip abroad for most kids is a big adventure.
Here are a few hints to help make the trip fun for all of you....
- Make the most of this adventure and start the build up a few weeks early. Get a special calendar- better yet get the kids to make one so they can mark off the sleeps.
- When flying with small children, the best seats to reserve are at the bulkhead. That′s the first row of seats in the plane (in economy). You will be facing a wall, however, there is more legroom here and most airlines will provide a basinet that hooks on to the wall. If you have flight time options choose night flights. The children are more likely to fall asleep.
- Children′s ears sometimes hurt on landing. To remedy this hand out some chewing gum as the plane starts its decent. (Not suitable for Singapore where gum is illegal).
- If you are staying in one place for any length of time with children, consider renting your own apartment with a kitchen and laundry. You will be able to cook snacks when you like, cook food you know the children will eat, and pack lunches for the following day. A laundry means you are able to travel with less clothing and makes cleaning chocolate icecream from white t-shirts less of a problem !
Another great House of Travel initiative is our new kids ′fun packs′. Recognising that kids also come in all shapes and sizes and are at different stages and ages we have designed ′fun packs′ to keep children entertained and quiet for hours! Talk to your House of Travel agent about these now!
To help make travelling with kids as easy as possible we have put together some comprehensive tips and advise, many of them have been passed to us by our customers over the years.
To download your copy of “Hot Tips for Travelling with Kids” click here.