Mummy says…..’We are heading off to Menorca next month, and are SUPER excited to be holidaying abroad again. I first travelled abroad with Pickle when he was 20 months old, and this will be his fourth time abroad! Also coming along are my teen son and daughter.
Pickle has flown six times, and travelled by car to France earlier this year. I have been travelling with children for 18 years, as I first flew to Orlando as a mum when my eldest daughter was two and she is now twenty! I visited Orlando a further two times with my older three – they were very young then, and we have been to Menorca several times. So when Clickstay asked me to share my tips for travelling with tots and teens, I was only too pleased to!
With all my travels, I have picked up some great tips for travelling with tots and teens:
- For teens take their phones and tablets. Think about a device for your tot too, there are some brilliant educational, fun apps and games which will keep them mesmerised, as well as movies and favourite TV show episodes. Make sure they are charged. Download favourite music for the teens and load with appropriate apps for tots. Power banks are a great way to keep charged on the go too.
- Take any favourite toys and comforters.
- Baby wipes. For everything! Take an empty plastic bag too for collecting rubbish on the journey.
- Stickers are brilliant for distraction for taking off and landing.
- Colouring supplies. I always have a small plain pad and pack of crayons in my bag. Washable colouring pens are a great idea too.
- Buy a few new bits and bobs to pull out whilst navigating through the duty free shop, and as a distraction when needed!
- Magazines or books for the teens.
- Pack drinks and snacks for the car journey as motorway services are expensive.
- Take a small bottle of concentrated squash to add to water – you can take these on the plane too.
- Keep your pushchair with you until you board the plane. Most airlines allow a buggy in addition to luggage allowance.
- If travelling by car have the essentials within easy reach, such as potty and snacks and pack the pushchair on top of your other luggage in the boot if you will need it en route, or are staying over night. Pack an overnight bag separately to your main suitcases to easily take in with you.
- A rucksack to wear at the airport or port is a great place to keep all your documents and essentials handy whilst keeping your hands free.
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What are your top travel tips?