Planning a family road trip can be pretty stressful, especially when you’re traveling with young children. Whether you’re going on a day trip or traveling on Route 66 through the United States, you need plenty of supplies and entertainment to make the drive as smooth as possible.Planning a family road trip? Check out this #RVTravel guide before you hit the road! Click To Tweet
How Can You Plan a Succesful Family Road Trip?
It can be fun and memorable to include your children on your road trip plans. Your family can take a break from daily stressors, unplug from electronics, and make unforgettable memories. For a kid-friendly road trip, follow these 4 tips:
- Include the Kids in the Planning
- Don’t Forget the Toys
- You Can Never Have Enough Snacks
- Plan Rest Stops with Green Space
1) Include the Kids in the Planning
Whether your camping in national forests or hiking through the Grand Canyon, include your children in the planning–specifically the destination and entertainment. If the kids have a say in where you’re going or what you’re doing, they’re more likely going to be excited for the duration of the drive.
2) Don’t Forget the Toys
It’s necessary to bring toys, games, blankets, pillows, and anything else that your children love. Toys can keep kids happy for hours in an RV. If they have a blanket, stuffed animal, or pillow that they’ve grown attached to, don’t forget to pack it.
Pro Tip: When planning a family vacation, don’t forget to bring age-appropriate toys and games for the kids.
3) You Can Never Have Enough Snacks
Snacks are your best friend. Sometimes kids get really grumpy, and it could just mean they need a tasty snack. If you have any picky eaters or children with allergies, it’s even more important to pack extra goodies. However many snacks you think you need, double that. This is also helpful in case of unforeseen circumstances.
4) Plan Rest Stops with Green Space
Kids and adults get restless after hours in a moving vehicle. Try to look at the map and plan your stops in areas that have ample green space to run around in. Ten minutes of play can release a lot of pent up energy.
Every family is unique, so what you need on your family road trip is specific to your family’s needs. The most important part is to have a great time while enjoying each other’s company. Happy Traveling!
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