Your holiday, especially an adventure holiday, should be a time of relaxation, togetherness and discovery. But when you bring the whole family unit along for a family adventure holiday, it can be a difficult job juggling all your planned activities and excursions while making sure your little ones are safe and sound.
As funny as it was, nobody wants a ‘Home Alone’ situation while they’re away.
So if you’re worrying about keeping your children in-check on your next family adventure holiday, here are a few helpful tips you might want to consider:
At Whereabouts Holidays, we provide you with plenty of essential and useful information about your country, hotel and locations when you book with us. But sometimes, if children are involved, it might be worth doing some research of your own.
Chances are you’re going to be moving from town to town, beautiful place to beautiful place. So be sure to check up on all the stops you’re likely to make; Are the facilities totally child-friendly? Are there plenty of things to do to keep the kids entertained? If they’re picky eaters, will there be the right kind of food on the menu when you go out to eat?
You don’t have to crawl through every detail with a fine tooth comb, but a little research can go a long way.
What happens in every horror movie when the main character says “Let’s split up, we’ll cover more ground!” You know exactly what’s coming…
But your family adventure holiday doesn't need to be a horror movie! If your little ones have a tendency to wander off on occasion, your best plan of action should be to stick together as best you can. The more eyes that are on your kids, the less chance there is of them being able to wriggle away from you.
That means no leaving mummy to deal with the kids while you head off to try some authentic German Beer in a classic pub! If you go somewhere, go together. Or, at the very least, be sure to discuss plans well in advance so that looking after the younguns can be taken more into account. Speaking of which…
Organise a watch schedule
You might be the kind of parents that enjoy taking some much-needed “me time” when on holidays. Which is fine, but you need to make sure it’s been decided who’s taking charge of the kids while this happens.
Organising a watch schedule means you’ll know exactly who is in charge of handling the kids at any given time during your family adventure holiday, meaning you can plan any activities you personally want to try around it.
This eliminates the fear of the dreaded “I thought you were watching them?!” situation, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy your holiday!
This one might be a little unorthodox, but it’s without-question the most effective pick of the bunch.
If you quite literally want to know where your kids are at all times, you can’t go wrong with using a tracker of some sort. It might seem a little Orwellian, but knowing where your children are at all times, with a solid level of accuracy, virtually ensures nothing bad can happen.
There are several ways to do this, but depending on your child’s age, the best option might be to install a tracking app or add-on to their smartphone.
Several apps use features like this, so you should have plenty of options when it comes to choosing one that’s right for you, your family and your little ones.
Whatever methods you end up using, at Whereabouts Holidays we have a wide variety of trips perfectly suited to family units of all sizes, giving you the chance to experience the perfect family adventure holiday! Click here to find a holiday that’s best suited to you!