Planning a Family Road Trip

Planning some family road trips? Hitting the open road with your family can be a fantastic experience that you all cherish and look back on over the years.

It is a good alternative to a traditional holiday and there are many great places to go on a UK-based road trip, but it is also a trip that will have a few challenges and it is vital that you have a strong plan in place before you hit the road.

Plan a Route

Obviously, planning a route is key. You do not want to get lost in the middle of nowhere with your family all in the car, so you need to determine what the best route to follow is.

Sat-nav can then make it a lot easier to find your way so that you will not get lost and only have to focus on the road in front of you and listening to the directions.

The Car

You also need to consider the car that you will be travelling in. Having enough space for everyone and luggage is key; if you are looking to upgrade your current car, you can save on popular family cars by choosing second hand. Popular models include, a used BMW X5, a used Peugeot 5008 SUV and a used Skoda Kodiaq.  

If you do not own a suitable car or wish to invest in one, you could look to hire a vehicle instead. If you are taking your own car, make sure that it is in tip-top shape before you hit the road – you do not want to break down and have your holiday ruined.

If the vehicle is due a service then it is a smart move to get it carried out before the trip.

Plan Activities

You also need to find activities at each destination to keep everyone happy and entertained – it can also be helpful to keep the kids excited when they are in the car.

Research each destination carefully and find fun and active things to keep you all busy. Additionally, look for any highlights or activities that you pass on your way – you will be amazed at some of the things that you drive past on UK roads.

Decide on Accommodation

You also need to decide on your accommodation for each night of the trip and always book in advance. To keep things interesting, you might want to mix up different types of accommodation. This could include hotels, holiday lodges and Air BnBs.

Pack Snacks & Travel Games

Finally, you want to make sure that you are all happy and comfortable in the car, especially the kids.

To prevent them from getting irritable and bored, you want to pack plenty of delicious snacks to enjoy in the car as well as have travel games that you can all enjoy.

A family road trip can be a fun, adventurous and memorable experience, but you do need to make sure that you are well-prepared before you hit the road.

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