When you went to spend a day with your kids, it can be such a great time. Having quality time together is so important. It helps you all to bond and get to know each other more. When you are busy with everyday life, it is hard to take that time out each day to talk properly and share thoughts and ideas. Doing something fun with the kids is a must when they are growing up. A lot of the happy memories I have from when I was younger was when we were doing random things as a family.
Being out and about can be a little stressful, depending on your kids. You quite often need to plan any days out for families well so that you are doing things that are appropriate for the children. You need to think about eating and things like access to bathrooms too. Here are some tips for planning a day out.
No matter how spontaneous you were in your pre-child life, it just doesn’t work the same now you have children. Decide in advance what you would like to do. Then you should look for the transport options and the best way to get there. Will there be parking? Would getting a bus be more fun?
Then planning should be about food and drink. It is a good idea to take a fair few things with you to tide the children over. A few baggies with chopped veggies or crackers is a great idea. As are a few bottles of water. If you are going to take your lunch, then check that it is allowed. Some zoos and parks don’t allow you to take your food. So once you know where you are going, that is something to look into. I find packing a bag the night before, helps the morning rush on the day. Day trips can often mean early starts, so it is handy just to have everything ready to go.
Look for Vouchers or Coupons
When you have your destination, it is a sensible idea to see if there are any vouchers or coupons. Quite often children are half price or even free under a certain age. But if you can get a discount of the adult prices then it all helps. Look around for money off sites or even the website of your destination. It is a good idea to check their social media pages too. Often there are offers on those that are exclusive to their followers.
Pack Spare Clothes
This works for kids that are any age. Being out of the house all day, means that accidents can happen! Even the older kids might trip in a puddle or get covered in sand, depending on where you are going. So take some plastic bags to put the dirty clothes in too. It is a good idea to pack unisex clothing so it will work for any child.
What is your favourite place to visit with the children?