Tips for children travelling for the first time

Travelling for the first time? Then you might be a little daunted as it’s not always easy venturing far from home – even if you are heading off on a luxury family holiday with the likes of Tots Too. There’s lots to take in and absorb, so to make your life a little easier, here are five tips to make your first voyage fun and simple.


  • Research your destination


If you’re feeling anxious or simply want to know more about where you’re going, head online. The internet is crammed with fascinating world facts that’ll not only get you in the mood for a holiday but will also help you to understand more about particular locations, cultures, people, climates and global expectations. You could even impress your parents by learning a foreign phrase or two.


  • Make an itinerary


Before you set off, make an itinerary of everything you want to do and see. You know, a kind of bucket list, as it’s being called these days. That way, you won’t be wondering around aimlessly and can squeeze a fun-filled adventure into every single day. This can be done digitally, allowing you to cross off activities as and when you complete them.


  • Pack your own suitcase


While it’s tempting to let mum and dad do all the packing for you, it’s well-worth organising your own suitcase if you don’t want to spend the next few weeks wearing what your parents have laid out for you. To make sure you take the right items, read up on what the weather will be like and think about what kind of activities you’ll be doing during your time away.


  • Take entertainment


Getting from A to B can be a long, drawn out process, especially if you’re heading on a long-haul flight. So, the best thing you can do if not used to waiting around in airports or travelling such long distances is to take plenty of entertainment. Electrical items like iPads are ideal or if you’re in a group you might prefer more interactive stimuli like a pack of cards or other travel games.


  • Don’t go hungry


Travelling on an empty stomach is a big no-no, as not only can it make motion sickness worse it can also leave you tired, irritable and with no energy for the journey ahead. So, with this in mind always eat before leaving home if possible and take as many goodies and snacks that you think you’ll need along the way. Try to avoid crisps, sweets and other high fat/sugary foods if possible and go for filling alternatives like sandwiches. Oh, and don’t forget drinks, but remember you can’t take more than 100ml through airport security.

Travelling is one of the best forms of education and should be great fun, so follow these five handy tips and enjoy a trip of a lifetime. You’ll soon want to go again!