Family Trip Checklist
The school holidays are upon us, offering families a precious window of time to unwind, bond, and create lasting memories. Whether you’re planning a day trip to a nearby attraction, a weekend getaway, or a full-blown family holiday filled with adventure, preparation is key.
Not only is finding and booking the best things to do with kids on the to-do list, but to ensure the whole trip is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, SPARK POP has curated the ultimate family trip checklist. Let’s dive in!
Before You Go
Packing & Preparing
- Essential Documents: Ensure you have passports, ID cards, visas (if traveling internationally), and all relevant booking confirmations stored securely in your Mobile Wallet.
- Medication & First-Aid Kit: Pack any necessary medications, along with a first-aid kit stocked with essentials like bandages, antiseptics, bug spray, and pain relievers.
- Insurance: Review and confirm any travel insurance or health coverage you might need for your destination.
- Emergency Contacts: Have a list of emergency contacts readily available, including family members, doctors, and local emergency services.
- Clothing & Toiletries: Pack weather-appropriate clothing, toiletries, and any specific items you’ll need based on your destination.
- Kids Cutlery & Plates: For younger children, it’s often more comfortable for them (and you) to feed themselves with their favourite cups and plates or bowls.
- Backpack: Consider a small backpack or knapsack for each child to keep their hat, a change of clothes (for any long-distance travel), and the following items.
- Entertainment & Comfort: Bring along entertainment options such as books, games, colouring materials, or tablets loaded with movies. If it’s a beach holiday consider bringing an inflatable toy. Don’t forget comfort items like blankets, snuggle toys, or travel pillows.
- Snacks: Pack a variety of snacks to keep hunger at bay during travel or unexpected delays.
On the Trip
- Capture the Memories: Document your journey with photos and videos. Encourage your kids to capture their favorite moments, creating a visual diary of your holiday.
Babysitter – Kiddo: If you plan on having a date night or some adult-only time during your holiday, arrange for a trusted babysitter or utilize childcare services available at your destination. Use SPARKPOP10 for your first booking at www.kiddoapp.com.au
Entertainment – Colouring-in & Little Change Creators: Keep your little ones engaged and entertained with activities like coloring books, interactive games, or DIY craft kits. Re-FUN-able colouring sets by Little Change Creators offer fun, reusable colouring-in mats designed to spark creativity and imagination.
Travel Equipment – For those of you travelling with toddlers, we highly recommend the award-winning Hackerlily hipseat. This is the ultimate travel companion for mums and kids offering a stylish and practical strap-free Baby Carrier and Bum Bag in one!
Stay Flexible: While it’s essential to have a plan, remain flexible and be prepared to adapt based on your family’s needs and interests.
Safety First: Always prioritize safety, especially when traveling with children. Familiarize yourself with your surroundings, set ground rules, and establish meeting points in case you get separated.
Connect & Bond: Use this time away from the daily grind to connect with your family, and create cherished memories together, while having heaps of FUN!
School holidays offer a perfect opportunity for families to disconnect from routine and reconnect with each other. By following this ultimate school holiday checklist and incorporating these tips, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a memorable adventure filled with fun, laughter, and quality time with your loved ones.
Safe travels and happy holidays!
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