Travel tips for travelling with kids
A great family holiday is the kind of memory that will last a lifetime, so make sure that you give your children the best time possible with our top tips for taking the stress out of family holidays.
Tips for flying with kids
Try to book a flight that means you’ll be in the air during your children’s usual naptime. A happily sleeping child means a higher chance of a mid-flight snooze for you.
Another great tip is to make the most of flight attendants and their in-flight services for children. A quick ask and you’ll soon find that they often have a selection of crayons and colouring books on hand that are sure to keep bored little ones entertained with ease.
Check and double-check that you have everything you need in your carry-on to feed and care for your kids whilst your main bags are safely stowed away on the plane. It’ll be a long flight if your child’s favourite teddy bear is packed in your checked luggage.
Where to stay when travelling with kids
Where you choose to stay on a family holiday can often be make-or-break, so it’s worth putting in a little extra research to find somewhere that will suit everyone.
Start off by asking other friends who have travelled with kids for some recommendations on the types of places that have worked well for them.
Plan ahead and book family-friendly accommodation. Your little ones will love the Kid's Clubs and children’s activities, and you’ll get to enjoy a little time to relax, safe in the knowledge that everyone is happy.
If hotels and resorts aren’t your style, think about renting a whole apartment or house – they’re great for giving you a little privacy, and enough space to unwind once the kids are in bed. Check out Airbnb, for a great range of unique places to stay all over the world.
Looking for a luxury experience for the whole family? We like this round-up of child-friendly hotels if you’re looking for the comfort that 5-star hotel stays provide, without the worry about young children.
Try a luggage shipping service
Imagine the ease of only having to take your carry-on luggage to the airport with you…sound too good to be true? Well, make your dream a reality with a luggage shipping service such as My Baggage which ships worldwide and allows you to track it every step of the way. This means that your luggage can be all ready and waiting for you when you arrive, and will certainly take some of the stress out of your travel.
Enjoy a stress-free holiday with Travelex
With all the energy that goes into travelling with kids, one thing that’s easy to take care of before you leave is your travel money. You can organise your foreign currency online, then simply collect it at your nearest Travelex store or at your local Australia Post office.
Another great option for your family holiday is our Travelex Money Card. A prepaid card that works exactly like your debit or credit card, and allows you to load all of your travel money onto your card before you leave. If you underestimate how much you need, it’s super easy to top up your card online or via the Travelex Travel Money app.Find out about our Travelex Money Card