Travelling with kids can be a great experience, expanding your children’s horizons and giving you a chance to spend real quality time together.
So don’t let worries about safety, keeping them entertained or strange food put you off. Here’s our round up of some of the leading bloggers who have turned travelling with children into a way of life.
1. Tips on packing for a luxury family holiday
Hip Travel Mama claims the biggest mistake we all make is to over pack, particularly when travelling with our kids. One essential she recommends is a kids ‘distraction pack’, which she gives to her children only once they’re through airport security, full of games, colouring crayons, pads and so on.
2. Encourage them to keep a travel journal
Family travel site Ciao Bambino advises getting children engaged with a trip by encouraging them to keep a travel journal. Whether it’s full of crayon pictures for younger kids, or thoughts and pictures for the older ones it’s a great memento of a family trip.
3. Get to know you hotel concierge
Julie Cohn advises Travelingmom readers to get to know the hotel concierge. She claims many parents don’t make the most of the free services the concierge offers including informing, organising and booking family activities.
4. Book a trip to celebrate a special occasion
Kim-Marie Evans of Luxury Travel Mom has a tradition of taking her children on a luxury break on their own for their 10th birthday. Taking the children away one at a time gives an opportunity to really connect with them as individuals. Her major tip is don’t feel guilty about your other children (or your partner) – so long as they each get their own turn. She also advises getting the child involved with the planning so that the trip is one you both want.
5. Make travel an educational as well as a fun experience for kids
In an interview for This is my happiness, Paul Johnson of A Luxury Travel Blog says he believes it’s important to talk to your kids about where they’re going, find it on the map, talk about the history and culture of the place so that they get the most out of their trip.
Want to know more about taking your children to Constance?
- Discover the freedom of the complimentary Constance Kids Club
- Find out the secret to a great family holiday
- Learn more about our 7 hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean on our website: Constance Hotels and Resorts.