Travelling with kids – Tips & tricks to get the best out of your next holiday with the kids

I love to travel and explore! Who doesn’t love a good holiday right? Most of our holidays are in our family caravan travelling with our kids touring New Zealand.

Travelling with kids can be both tiresome but yet so rewarding at the same time.

Watching them grow in confidence and explore new surroundings, have different experiences and learn new things, make new friends and the best part about it – they get on sooooo much better than they do at home!

While the majority of the time we are lucky enough to have lakes and beaches everywhere we go. We also have sand flies and four seasons in a day that can keep us cooped up inside the caravan for hours.

Can you imagine it? A rainy day – stuck in the caravan – with not one, but three energetic kids? We don’t have any TV’s or DVD players in our caravan and we never take the laptop on our holidays.

So what do we do and how do we keep sane? Read on to find out how we cope travelling with kids.

Trust me, it’s not as bad as it sounds? Or have we done it so many times now that we’ve got it down to a fine art.

Family holidays can be expensive

A family holiday doesn’t have to break the bank. Sure, family holidays can be expensive if you choose. But you can also escape the manic world, even if it is just for a weekend, on a shoestring budget and still have the time of your lives.

If you think planning a trip away might be too daunting, think again. It will probably be the highlight of your child’s life and a memory that they will always treasure for the rest of their lives! It is well worth the effort and a little bit of planning beforehand.
We love to explore our country, and over the years we have come up with some tips and tricks that you may find useful for your next family adventure.