Make Flying with Children Easier with These 3 Steps


Whether it’s a package holiday in the Sun, or just a trip to our local beach, travelling with young children can be a stressful time. You can't just pack the day before and turn up to the airport as late as possible when you have children - just airport security alone will take a long time! But there are some things that you can do to make travelling with your children much easier, and I'm going to share 3 of the main things you can do in this post.

Plan Ahead
Children thrive on routine - knowing when mealtimes are, what time they are going to bed, and what activities are coming up helps prepare them for the day ahead. You don’t necessarily have to have a large itinerary of items to do every day, but depending on your energy levels it is a good idea to ensure that you have something for the children to look forward to every day. It is also a good idea to plan ahead before you travel too. Booking things such as airport parking and Faro Airport car hire for when you arrive will help with your plans too. You will know that your car is safe at the airport, and that a vehicle waiting for you at the other end too!

Children can get much hungrier and bored a lot quicker than any adult, so making sure that you have healthy (and some sweet) treats for along the way can be a lifesaver. It's a good idea to calculate how long your travel is likely to be - taking any delays into consideration - so you can make sure you bring enough snacks for the journey. I always pack a few extra snacks for the holiday just incase the food isn't to my children's taste, and don't forget the journey home either!

Entertainment is the number one thing that you will need for a long journey with your children. There are electronic devices, colouring books, and a whole range of entertainment items that your children can choose from. Of course your children will remember and remind you of what you need to take, but there’s a good chance that this isn’t always going to be sufficient for the amount of time that you are travelling, so make sure to take backups too. And also have some alternative ideas for the journey, such as word searches or drawing incase batteries run out or your child gets travel sick from electronic devices.
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