Travelling with Kids: Easter Holiday Edition

Easter is here! For many families that means a long break from school and a chance to get away for an Easter holiday. Whether you choose to catch a flight for some time abroad or prefer a family staycation, we’ve put together some tips for travelling with kids this Easter holiday.

The idea of travelling with kids can cause parents to feel anxious or overwhelmed, and that’s completely normal. Travelling with kids is great but it does take some extra planning to make sure everything goes smoothly. Travelling is an eye-opening experience for kids and it’s something that will benefit them so much both now and in the future. New places, new food, new cultures, new experiences. It’s good for everyone but even better for kids that are growing and learning.

We can’t guarantee you won’t have a grouchy kid at some point during your Easter holiday, but within a few hours, they’ll be happily eating ice cream by the pool and will have forgotten all about it. Hopefully, with these tips they can enjoy every moment of their holiday and it can stay rooted in their happy memories forever.

Family of four, mother father 2 daughters looking at a map on holiday

Plan ahead

Planning is essential to every holiday but even more so with kids. Planning can help even before you leave for things like getting better deals on your holiday, securing plane seats together, and better rooms in hotels. Make sure to plan extra time for travel especially if you have a plane or train to catch. Getting on and off public transport will take longer too with kids and suitcases.  

If you’re driving, plan toilet stops and rest breaks in advance and extra time for the unexpected. It’s better to have time to spare than to endure the stress and anxiety of running late. Take your time, this is your holiday too and you should enjoy it.

little girl snacking on a watermelon slice

Create a travel snack box

Travel snack boxes are a great way to keep your kids entertained on long car journeys. They’re easy to make and can be made with lots of snacks you have around the house. You can use a lunchbox or bento box, or even small storages boxes with lots of compartments. You can fill each box with fun, colourful snacks or even choose a theme to match your trip. Treats such as popcorn, crisps, fruit, and sweets will keep them happy and snacking on the journey.

Keep track and keep safe

If you’re worried about your child getting lost or wandering off during your holiday, you can find a list of the best trackers to keep your child safe here. Many come with an app that means you can track your child easily with your phone. They will help to give you peace of mind and ensure you can always know your children are safe.

Research your location

The location is one of the most important parts of your travel plans. Maybe you’re travelling back to somewhere you loved a few years ago before you had kids. Were there lots of steps? Does the beach have lifeguards on duty? Is there loud nightlife nearby? Your priorities may have changed but the experiences don’t have to. Make it about having fun, ticking off bucket lists, and creating memories with your family. You may find that choosing your priorities and interests first and location second helps you to find somewhere that works best for your family and gives everyone a fun and memorable holiday. That’s what it’s all about after all.  

While they may not be old enough to have their own set of keys just yet, a Journeys Made keyring is the best travel keepsake for kids and they can add a new destination token with each adventure they have.

Family of three walking along the beach, mother and father with son on his shoulders

Be kind to yourself

Last but not certainly least, it’s important to be kind to yourself. Travelling with kids can be stressful and overwhelming at times, but it’s all worthwhile to create lifelong memories for you and for them too. Parents often feel pressure when travelling with kids or feel judged by other parents, so much so that some parents don’t travel at all. Don’t ever let the judgement of others hold you back. Be kind to yourself. Babies cry, toddlers have tantrums, and kids will be kids. Before you know it, they’ll be all grown up and you’ll be wishing you could travel with them as kids all over again.

Our leather keyrings and destination tokens are created for you to cherish your adventures with your kids this Easter and on every trip you take together as a family.

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