Are we nearly there yet????
As we have family spread across the country, our children have been taken on long car journeys from being tiny. It’s just part of life for us, every couple of months to strap everyone into the car and travel 5+ hours. We’ve regularly been told we are brave and/or crazy for this but with the right planning and the right attitude, car journeys with small people don’t have to be a nightmare.
1. Timing is everything.
Plan to travel at a time that includes nap time if possible. Then, get your favourite tunes on, relax and let the miles go by!
2. Hungry kids are not happy kids.
Also, kids love motorway services. I don’t know why, but the appeal of these places never fades for my children. Breaking up the journey for a meal is always good (a lot of them have picnic areas if you aren’t keen on the overpriced fast food options). We always have a game of ‘Simon Says’ or similar to get their wiggles out before getting back in the car.