This page contains some
useful advice on making your
trip with the family memorable for adults and children alike.
A little advice, preparation and old fashioned know-how can go a long way.
There may be occasion when you organise
an extended holiday involving the children or even
First and foremost you will need to keep
the children occupied. If you are going to the beach, then
pack beach balls and boogie boards and everything that they
could possibly need.
The key, though, is to remember that
while there might be lots to do during the day, once the sun
sets and there is no television they need activities to fill
in their time as well. So don't forget to pack books to
read and games to play, like Monopoly or Scrabble. Even a
simple game of cards can keep children occupied for hours.
Active children means healthy appetites.
Children eat a lot more when they are on holidays. Take
lots of healthy food, because they want to snack every 10
minutes. Take plenty of health bars and fruit and make sure
they each have a water bottle.
Accidents will happen, so a first-aid kit
– one with steri-strips for closing small open cuts – is
crucial. Also know how to use your first aid kit. Learn
how to clean cuts and how to feel if a leg or arm is
broken. The first-aid kit should be accompanied by a roll
of wide silver tape commonly found in hardware stores. This
is ideal for keeping bandages in place.
pack plenty of clothes, and ensure they are old ones that
your campers can happily get messy in. Even if you say that
you are not going to do any washing on your RV'ing trip, you
will. There is always one kid who will use up to six
changes of clothes on the first day and make you wash. If
your RV does not have a clothesline type attachment or
clothesline stand-alone, pack a piece of rope that you can
tie between two trees as a makeshift clothesline.
Another handy hint is for each child to
have their own torch. They can put it beside their bed and
it always makes them feel safer.