Our conversation today turned to summer holidays. Before we had children we would travel around America for a couple of weeks each year or go snowboarding, but since having Z almost 6 years ago we haven’t been further than the South of France.
To be honest the thought of three small children on a long flight terrifies me. Z and S would probably be ok , but H at just 2 would be a nightmare. She just about managed the flight to Montpelier last year, but another 10 minutes and she wouldn’t have been very happy at all. Perhaps the problem is that we’ve only flown on budget airlines with children, maybe if we were on a flight with films and games provided it would be better?
Even waiting at Gatwick last year was stressful, the airport was busy and we foolishly had a rucksack each, two trunki suitcases and the three children to contend with. We really were the family you don’t want to share a plane with.
I would love to take the kids somewhere further afield at some point, and this video from British Airways makes me think it might actually be a possibility. They really have thought of everything from parent and child parking spaces and soft play at the airport to activity packs and even a dedicated kids film channel once on the plane. British Airways now even allow children to use inflight entertainment from when they board the plane which should make the beginning and end of a flight much less stressful as well.
The film also has some great tips for parents travelling with children, it is definitely worth watching.
Should I be worried about travelling with 3 children, or should I just go for it? and what do you do to make travelling with children easier?
We have just booked a week away to Yorkshire for May time- it will be the first year I have not gone abroad since I was little, but funnily enough I am even more excited about exploring around where Mr E and I fell in love. 🙂
Cerys @ Toddling into Madness
We’ve done two holidays abroad now (our only 2 holidays with kids) at 13 months we took J to Kefalonia he sat on my lap for the 4 and a half hours and was fine there and back. Last year we did 2 and a half hours to Lanzarote with a just 3 year old and an 18 month old T. Both were fine, a trunki with stuff and they stayed in their seats/my lap and stuck, played and chatted to everyone around them
Great tips,thanks for sharing.I find that taking small toys that the children haven’t seen before helps a lot 😉