Packing checklist - handbag & handluggage

27 December 2013

We hope you find the following checklists useful. Why not add to them and print them off, so that you can be sure that you have everything that you need? You can then look at the top tips for what to take and may be then add to or amend these lists? If you need some new bags before you go try for a large assortment of bags for you and your children. Read more

Packing tips - main luggage & what to take

27 December 2013

Tips on main luggage

Clothes: For hot climates take plenty of loose baggy cotton T-shirts and trousers. Sarongs are ideal for protecting babies from insects whilst breast feeding and at the same time keeping them cool.

Nappies: It might be worth taking a pack of your preferred nappies with you and check them in separately.. You usually can buy them when you get there, but you may prefer to spend your time shopping for more interesting things! Read more

Hand luggage - Some frequently asked questions

27 December 2013

Can you take crayons on board a plane?
Yes, you can. Although you are asked to dispose of sharp objects, this does not include pens or pencils.
However, you may not take spare cartridges for ink pens on board.

Can I take a :

  • ipod / ipad
  • portable DVD player
  • MP3 player
  • CD player on board a plane?
  • batteries? Read more

    Top tips - hand luggage & what to take

    27 December 2013

    Tips on hand luggage
    At the moment, please bear in mind that hand luggage is restricted, so some suggested items may have to be limited in order to fit into your bag.

    Drinks:If you’re breastfeeding try and coincide feeding with taking off and landing to help prevent the pain associated with ears popping. Read more

    Packing checklist - main luggage

    27 December 2013

    You have decided what you are going to carry in your hand luggage now all you need to do is the rest!
    Main luggage
    Below is a suggested checklist for your baby and/or children. There may be items that you wish to add or some items you may wish to omit, but we hope that it helps in giving guidance for what you may need to take. Of course a lot will depend upon your chosen destination and accommodation. It is worth checking with your tour operator what is included in your accommodation and what is easily available. Also, look at our featured locations for more in depth information on different resorts. Read more

    Travel vaccinations

    27 December 2013

    Vaccinations
    As with adults, travel vaccinations for children vary depending upon the destination. However for children, they can also depend upon their age. Some vaccinations, for example the yellow fever vaccination, is not recommended for children younger than nine months old.

    Visit your GP, or local travel clinic, at least eight weeks before travelling, particularly if you are taking your child to a developing country. You may need a number of doses, in which case the process may take several weeks. Read more

    Passports - What you need to know

    20 December 2013

    Adult UK passport applications.
    If you do not have a passport or your passport needs renewing, you should apply as early as possible. It is more expensive to fast track an application. It is strongly recommended that you do not book any travel before your new passport arrives.

    Applications should be processed in around three weeks from when they arrive at the passport office. This does not include postage time and applications can take longer at busy times. You can also request a form on line from the UK passport office. Read more

    European Health Insurance Card and travel insurance - have you got yours?

    27 March 2013

    European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
    If you’re going to a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland, you should also make sure you’ve got a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as well as private health insurance. The card entitles you to reduced cost, sometimes free, medical treatment in most European countries. The EHIC website has more information including: Read more