Travelling is a stressful, difficult concept at the best of times. But add lots of kids or limited mobility into the mix and it can become even more challenging and daunting.
However, none of these factors have to mean you can’t travel at all as there are simple ways you can overcome travelling hurdles.
Taking the Whole Family on Holiday
The logistics of travelling with a large group of people can be a nightmare. How do you coordinate everyone? And how do you cater for everyone’s interests?
Here are some simple tips:
- Consider the youngest person in the group. If you’ve got a toddler, they’re not going to be able to stay on their feet all day while you do your sightseeing, so plan your schedule to include lots of stops and leisurely strolls.
- Only do one big thing per day. Rather than trying to pack loads into each day, have one activity or destination per day. Whether that’s going to the beach, heading to a museum or going on a boat trip, this helps you keep things simple so there’s less room for error. You can always do a spontaneous activity afterwards if everyone’s still content and full of energy.
- Let everyone choose one activity for the holiday. To make sure everyone feels involved in the trip and that they’re not just doing what mum and dad want to do, ask everyone to make a contribution to your itinerary. That way, you might even be able to split up the group so you can go off and do different things. For example, dad might be able to take the older kids diving while the younger ones play in the pool with mum.
- Plan food stops the day before. When you’re travelling further afield or are going to be out and about all day, make sure you have some restaurants highlighted that you can stop off at. This will save any stress when you get the inevitable “I’m hungry” or “I need a wee!”
Travelling with a Disability
Thanks to companies like Allied Mobility, getting around when you have limited mobility needn’t be difficult or hard to organise.
And the key to making sure everything goes smoothly is by planning everything in advance. This means checking out where you’re going for disabled access, having doctor’s notes and medication ready before you go and allowing plenty of time to get from A to B.
It’s also worth contacting your travel provider, the hotel and tour operator to advise them of your disability so they too can make the necessary phone calls to accommodate your every need.
Explore the UK
Whatever your travel limitations may be, you may find it a lot easier to stay within the UK and enjoy all the sights it has to offer. From the gorgeous seaside towns in Cornwall to stunning lochs and mountains in Scotland, there are so many areas of Britain left for you to discover. And with such dramatic differences in the landscapes, it’s easy to feel like you’ve ventured to a faraway land.