As parents, we all know the difficulties of entertaining the kids on holiday. So we’ve put together our top 5 ways to keep the kids entertained and happy on holiday this summer so you can kick back, relax and enjoy the sun.
Sometimes, trouble can begin even before you reach your destination. Going on holiday usually means a long journey in which children can get extremely restless and bored. Why not create an activity pack for your kids that includes puzzles, small games and colouring books? You could even include a holiday challenge where they have to find typical holiday sights or objects.
Most holiday resorts now have kid’s clubs which are a great way to help kids meet new friends and explore away from the confines of their parents. It also gives you a few hours in the day to truly relax or maybe get out of the hotel to explore the local sights in more depth.
Visiting new destinations and exploring usually means a lot of walking, especially in cities or places that doesn’t have fantastic transport links. The question is, how do you make walking more fun for kids? Heelys shoes are a fantastic way to get kids more excited about walking. Whether you are walking along La Rambla in Barcelona or around the magical streets of Disneyland, Paris, Heelys will definitely keep moaning and complaints of tired feet to a minimum.
If you are going to a hot destination, the chances are, a waterpark will be nearby. There’s usually something to suit everyone from high-adrenaline drop water slides to calm and serene lazy rivers. As long as your kids are within your sight you can let them have fun while you relax with a book on a sun bed. Waterparks are endless fun; we can’t promise there won’t be tears when you go to leave at the end of the day though!
Especially when visiting hot European countries, why not do what the locals do and have a mid-afternoon siesta with the kids. It will get them out of the sun at the hottest time of the day, and will keep them going into the early evening past their usual bedtime when most restaurants are open. So wherever you go this summer with your family keep these 5 tips in mind to keep your kids happy on holiday.