What better way to make the most of the good weather than to plan some fabulous family day trips? Where young children are involved though, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Being organised is the key to a successful day and happy faces. The last thing you want is whinging, whining or crying kids. If you hope to enjoy the day, you need to plan ahead so that everything runs smoothly. Only then, can you ensure that you won’t have any issues. We share our survival guide to get you through the day:
Check the weather before you go
This point is super important. Before you go or indeed before you decide where to go, you need to check the weather. If you are planning a day at the zoo, and the weather forecast says that there will be awful rain, you should change your plans. Maybe a nice day at the cinema watching movies would be a better option if the weather is bad. Likewise, if there will be glorious sunshine, you don’t want to spend the day inside anywhere. Keep this in mind, and you should have no issues.
Plan activities in advance
Throughout the day, you will likely have to do a few different activities. Nobody likes to queue so pre-booking events or workshops can help avoid long, boring waits.
Take snacks along with you
If your kids get hungry, their blood sugar levels will drop. If there will be a long stretch between breakfast and lunch, you should take along some snacks. You could put some retro sweets and chocolate and fruit snacks in your bag. That way, when the kids start to say that they need food, you will have something to give them. Of course, you don’t want to give them too many high-sugar snacks as this will make them hyper. Mix it up with some handy fruit or boxes of raisins. This tip will mean that nobody starts to get moody because they want food.
Pack some spare clothes
If you have small children, you always need to take a spare set of clothes with you. Of course, some kids have ‘little accidents’ when they are out and about, so you want to have spare clothes in that instance. Aside from that, there are many ways kids can mess up their clothes. If there is a fountain, for example, you can bet that your children will decide to jump in it for fun. If they eat spaghetti, you can be sure that 50% of the sauce will end up on their t-shirt. If you have spare clothes on you, none of these things will be a problem.
Prepare a game for the car
Kids find car journeys boring because they have nothing to do. You should prepare some fun car games for your children so that they have something to entertain them on the way. You could play word games with them or give them some riddles to work out. Having a way to keep them busy will make a world of difference when it comes down to it. There are loads of games online that you might want to try. Take a look now.
Remember, days out should be fun. Spending quality time with your kids is not a chore but a pleasure… most of the time at least!