Travelling during the Christmas School Holidays can be a little hectic. People are leaving to go away, every one’s in Christmas rush mode, and the hot weather can often try one’s patience. But whether you are going up or down the coast, or wanting to take the kids to Melbourne and go on a Phillip island Tour, we’ve got some great tips for travelling during the busiest time of year:
Have your car serviced
One important thing to do before hitting the road is to have your car serviced. This is really important. Firstly, it means that you won’t have any hiccups or delays on the way, and it will also ensure a safe ride for everyone.
Take it easy when driving
unfortunately road death tolls climb during peak periods because of so many motorists being on the roads. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination so you can take your time, and have regular rests along the way.
Pack all the essentials in the front of the car
It’s always when you are in an area where it’s difficult to stop that one of your littlest passengers needs a drink or something to snack on. That’s why it’s always a good idea that the front passenger has a bag of snacks and drinks at their feet in a bag at the front of the car.
Plenty of entertainment for the kids
As long as they’re occupied, the kids will be fine in the back playing electronic games, watching a DVD or listening to music. But the minute they get bored, things can go pear-shaped. Ensure that you have everything in the car to keep them busy for as long as the car trip there and back. Remember it’s better to pack too many DVDs than not enough.
Leave as early as possible
Beat the Christmas rush if possible by travelling on a day that is just before the kids break up from school. A day or two can make all the difference if you can organise to get the kids off early, and time off work.
Plan your activities ahead
Just say you are heading to Sydney for the holidays. Before you get there, book in a number of activities for the family to enjoy together. During busy periods, things that you could normally buy tickets for on the spot, can sell out. For instance if you want to take everyone on a Blue Mountains Tour, you’ll want to pre-book this if possible to ensure there’s room for everyone on the day you want to go.
Travelling with the whole family during peak periods can be a little daunting. But as long as you take your time and are well prepared, your Christmas holidays will be one to remember, for the entire family.