“O come all ye faaaaaithful, joyful and triuuuumphant…”
Behind door number eighteen of the 2015 #LittleStuff24 is your chance to win a properly fabulous Tiger Trunki from the lovely folks at Holiday Extras
How to Have a Hassle-Free Family Holiday
It’s no secret that travelling with children can be challenging. We’re sure that every parent will be able to share at least one story where things haven’t gone exactly to plan, whether it’s the drive to the airport in the early hours or the feat of keeping your toddler settled on the plane.
However, with a little know-how and a bit of planning, you can help make your holiday as enjoyable as possible, and that doesn’t necessarily mean waiting until you’ve arrived at your destination to let your hair down!
As the UK’s number one provider of holiday add-ons, offering everything from airport parking to travel insurance, Holiday Extras helped millions of families enjoy a hassle free holiday in the last year alone. The team have prepared a list of handy tips and tricks that are sure to help eliminate some of the hurdles associated with travelling, allowing you to start your holiday the moment you lock up and leave your house.
Leaving home at the crack of dawn to catch an early flight can be tough for the best of us, let alone young children. An airport hotel could be the solution, providing a cost-effective extra night away at the start of the holiday. A night’s stay near the airport eliminates the major travelling stress points such as missing sleep, getting ready in time and the potential of getting stuck in traffic when time is tight. The range of airport hotels is amazing and some hotels are particularly suited to families, with brilliant facilities and kids’ menus where children can eat free. Most hotels can be booked including your airport parking saving the bother of making multiple bookings.
If your flight is at a more sociable hour and you are travelling to the airport on the day of your departure, make sure you are have a full kit of games and activities to keep the children entertained – from colouring books to travel trivia and top trumps, there are plenty of options out there that will keep them busy on any long car journey. With the excitement levels rising, having something at hand to keep kids happy will help avoid a chorus of “are we there yet” and make your journey much easier.
Designed to beat the boredom for travelling tots, Trunki is an exciting ride-on suitcase that will keep your child entertained at the airport and help to make your journey as smooth as possible. Not only does Trunki keep all of your children’s clothes in order, it also provides a friendly companion for them to enjoy the airport experience with. They’re hand luggage approved too!
SECURITY FAST TRACKS
Getting through security is the most stressful part of the airport experience for some. Queues are inevitable and the sometimes tedious wait times can make keeping the kids smiling a challenge. A fast track security pass is an inexpensive way to help you whiz through security and gives you more time airside to relax before your flight, keeping everyone happy!
CREATIVE TRAVEL HACKS
Whilst the weeks before your holiday are dominated by a countdown of sleeps until that all important family time together, it’s sure to involve a lot of parental planning time too. If packing and planning a smooth journey to the airport isn’t enough, it’s down to parents to makes sure everything is taken into account while the family is away too. The following creative travel hacks can tick a couple of items off your list with ease, using things you’re likely to have around the house.
Drying out an old baby wipe packet and using a clip fastener can be a neat way to keep key items out of view while you’re sunbathing (it’s water resistant too)!
A transparent folder with a fastener is great for keeping all your important documents in one place (make scan copies of your passports too as an extra safety measure).
Holiday Extras is helping one lucky reader and their family on the way to a fantastic getaway with the chance to win an adorable Tipu-the-Tiger Trunki!
Holiday Extras specialises in making travel easy, offering a range of travel add-ons such as airport hotels with parking, lounges, destination car rental and much more. So, whether you’re up against an early flight or the airport crowds, it’s sure to offer a family-friendly solution to help make travelling easier.
And to play their part in their advent door, they’d like to give one of you lucky people the chance to head off on your next trip with your child pulling along their own Tiger Trunki! To be in with a chance to win, just answer the first two questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is 23rd January 2015 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winner will be the first randomly chosen entry. Good luck!