Driving in France

27 December 2013

Not only do you drive on the right in France, but all of the speed and distance signs are in kilometres.

Also worth knowing:
Your insurance should cover you third party in France, but check with your insurance company before you go and you may also want to increase your insurance cover.
Service stations often close at 6pm and on Sundays. It may be difficult to find a service station that is open 24 hours.
The french for petrol is essence, diesel is gazole. Read more

Travelling by plane with young children

27 December 2013

Taking your children on holiday by plane is exciting for them and it needn’t be a nightmare for you. Whether you’re travelling long or short haul planning and preparation will help to make your journey run smoothly . You can ensure that you armed to deal with any situation that may arise. You can find advice on taking toddlers and older children on an airplane and how to keep them safe, happy and occupied. Let’s try to get you to your destination ready to enjoy your holiday and get you home still feeling the benefits of your break. Read more

Travelling by plane with a baby

27 December 2013

You may want to have your first holiday nearer to home with your baby, but sometimes a holiday in the sun is just what is needed and can do you all good. It needn’t be a nightmare with some careful planning. You may not be the passengers travelling the lightest either, but hopefully, we can give you some advice on how to leave th kitchen sink behind!
Before you plan to far ahead though, it is worth knowing that babies less than 48 hours old can not fly and babies less that a week old need a note from your doctor. Likewise, mothers who have given birth within 48 hours are unable to fly. Other than that get yourselves ready to take baby on their first trip! Read more

Travelling by car

27 December 2013

Travelling with children is often a difficult. That could be seen as understatement by parents who do this regularly. Trying to concentrate on driving, map reading, giving and receiving directions is stressful enough, but couple that with your little angels in the back and you could be ready to throw in the towel and admit defeat. The other option is to leave them by the roadside when your temper is frayed and your blood pressure has hit sky high! Perhaps a more realistic option, and it ought to be said the fairer option is to look at the advice here on how to make your car journey a more pleasant one for everyone.

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Travelling by train

27 December 2013

Taking the train can be the ideal way to travel with babies and children. You can sit and relax and leave the ‘driving’ to someone else, while you can all enjoy the scenery and arrive at your destination refreshed and eager to go. All it takes is a little preparation before you go and your train journey should be a great adventure especially for younger children. Here is some advice and tips on how to make your journey an enjoyable one.
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Travelling by boat

27 December 2013

Taking children on a boat rather than flying may be your preferred mode of transport. The big boat can be quite an adventure. Instead of being couped up on an airplane your children can have the freedom to wander around with you and hopefully you can all arrive raring to go. There is nothing worse than a screaming toddler who is desperate to stretch their legs. On a boat they can! You can also book a cabin for those longer journeys, where you can all have a sleep in relative comfort, so no tired and miserable children or parents! Take a look at our hints and tips on travelling by boat. Read more

Free games to play

27 December 2013

No matter where you’re going, sooner or later the children will get bored and the cries of ‘Are we there yet?’ will commence. Whether you’re stuck in traffic or delayed at the airport, look no further for some simple games that can be played without any preparation or purchase necessary!

Below are some games that are free and need no preparation. If you find yourself stuck without access to toys or games then these are just a few ideas to help to keep you all occupied and help the time pass quickly. Read more

I-Spy Top In-Car Game

27 December 2013

Want to know some secrets to a stress free journey? – the best start to a relaxing break.

Let me entertain you!
When it comes to car journeys with the kids, most parents will do anything to keep them entertained on long journeys. Good old I-Spy is one of the most popular distractions to keep fidgeting children occupied, followed by video games and a sing-along.
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