Few things can ruin a much needed family holiday, but the anxiety over travelling with kids can sure put a damper on things. Oreo is giving 3 families the chance to WIN a trip to New York City and I figured that I would share some pro tips to ensuring a fun filled trip that will have you and your kids enjoying every minute of your incredible holiday!
1. Plan ahead but plan to take your time
Although it’s always good to have a planned itinerary of what you will be doing next (just so that you have an answer for the inevitable 100 questions) be sure to include extra time between activities. Whether it’s a long car trip, activities to do while on holiday or travelling between attractions, kids love to explore and instead of getting worked up and stressed out about making the next bus or train, allow the kids to enjoy the new surroundings and while you’re at it, why not take a moment to breathe it all in.
2. Don’t forget the wet wipes
Number one travel buddy? Wet wipes. Wet wipes are useful when kids get messy and can be used to wipe hands, faces, toilet seats, trolley handles, or just for cooling down while in the car or aeroplane. There are several brands that offer travel friendly packs, so why not slip one in each of the kids’ bags and your own bag, too… just incase!
3. Give them a camera
Stock up on a disposable camera or perhaps hand over one of your first digital cameras, so that the kids can get involved and enjoy soaking up their surroundings by focusing on taking their own photos. Besides a whole lot of photos of his toes, nostrils and blurred grass, my son enjoys capturing nature from his height. It’s amazing to see the world through his eyes and makes for a good memory book or collage, to compare to his photography, in years to come.
4. Plan games and be app-ready
It’s no secret that the easiest way to cart an entire collection of books, toys and activities is in an all convenient electronic tablet or iPad. Be sure to download games and books ahead of time and don’t forget the charger! Also, try finding games that include activities focused around travelling or perhaps see if there is something about the destination you’re heading to. Kids love to learn and absorb, so plan games that can be played in the car that excites them for the fun to come when they reach their holiday destination.
5. Pack Oreos!
I lied. Number one travel buddy? OREOS! The conveniently packed delicious snack works like a charm to making any long distance trip worthwhile for kids (and a sneaky treat for mom and dad too!).
Want to win a trip to New York?
Seeing as I have you all prepped and ready to go, you just need a family destination to go to, right? Well, the good news is that Oreo, everyone’s favourite travel treat, is giving 3 families the incredible opportunity to WIN a trip to New York. YEP! That’s pretty cool, no doubt! So what do you have to do?
Buy a box of Oreos (the 176g or 429g one) and SMS the last 5 digits of the barcode to 40185 or enter online at www.letwonderout.co.za.