Planning a Road Trip with Kids: Let's Do it Right

September 18, 2020

Are you thinking about going on a road trip with your kids? This can be a great way to spend the weekend or potentially instead of a vacation that you were going to take this summer. While COVID is stopping many people from going abroad, you can still visit places around your own country. So, how do you plan a road trip with kids the right way?


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Don’t Forget The Sun 


If you’re heading out on a road trip in the middle of summer, then it’s important that you don’t forget about the danger of the sun’s rays. Indeed, the sun can be a threat to the health of both you and your children. You should consider investing in window screens. This will protect your children from the most harmful UV rays. Remember, rays will be magnified by the glass of the car’s windows so they can be even more dangerous. Sunscreen is also going to help a great deal. 


Entertainment 


Every parent has grimaced at the words ‘are we there yet’ while in the car with kids or the dreaded ‘how long until we get there?’ Luckily, there is a solution to this issue. You just need to make sure that you are adding some form of entertainment to your car. There are lots of options here including a fun soundtrack for the journey. Alternatively, depending on the age of your children, you can load up some tablets with films and TV shows for them to watch. If they’re distracted by something like this, you’ll find that a car journey can be an absolute breeze. 


You can even buy holders for the car that will allow them to fit the tablet to the back of your seat. This saves them from needing to hold onto the device for the entire journey which can be quite tiring and keep them awake. 


Snacks 


Kids get hungry on the road and you’ll find that a long road trip will take away a lot of their energy. That’s why it is worth loading up your car with some treats. Make sure that you also have a cool bag, especially if the treats are likely to melt in hot weather. Even a good aircon system isn’t going to save you from this problem. 


Safety First


Finally, before you travel, you do need to make sure that your kids are safe for the road. There are numerous checks that you can complete to guarantee that this is the case. For instance, you can think about checking the tyre pressure. If you speak to a personal injury lawyer, you’ll find that a lot of accidents on the road occur because the tyre pressure was low in a vehicle leading to less grip on the road. 


As you can see, there are numerous things to consider when you are planning a road trip with kids. It’s a little different to going on a road trip with your friends or planning an adult-only vacation. But if you take the right steps, you can ensure that kids are safe and that everyone has a fantastic time. 



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