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  • Going on holidays for the first time with your kids: 4 top tips

    Life is filled with many significant firsts: first day at school, first time living away from home, first pay cheque. The first time you go on holidays with your kids is another one of these.

    Consider packing items that will bring comfort and familiarity for your kids.

    For some parents, this prospect may seem scary but don’t worry, we’ve got 4 top tips to help you along the way:

    Remain calm

    Our first tip is a simple one, and that is to remember to try and remain calm no matter what scenarios you find yourself in. It’s to be expected that there could be some things that don’t go according to plan on holidays, but reminding yourself of this advice will be a big help.

    Going on holidays for the first time with your children will likely bring special memories for you and your family for years to come.

    Get them ready for the airplane journey

    A first airplane flight is an exciting time for children. They’ll likely be filled with anticipation for the holiday ahead.

    Try your best to keep the kids occupied in the airport before the flight so they won’t be bored when getting on the plane. Once you get on the flight, they may even take a nap and sleep through the journey.

    Pack comfort items

    Consider packing items that will bring comfort and familiarity for your kids. In an unfamiliar place, having their favourite toy will help calm their nerves and feel at ease.

    Another important packing tip to remember is not to over-pack suitcases, especially when faced with the prospect of airport luggage limits. Packing light can be the right choice for family holidays.

    Prepare a list of activities

    Getting a list of activities ready for when you arrive at your destination will help keep your children engaged and excited for the holiday. If your kids are old enough, there may even be activities at the hotel for them to join in.

    Kids clubs give them to opportunity to socialize with other children their age and can often come as part of a package hotel deal.

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