The best time of the year is just around the corner. But uncertain times and constantly changing conditions make vacation planning difficult. That is why the car is the first choice for many this year in order to be able to enjoy the best time of the year.
Tips for long car journeys – this is how it works with the children!
More than one in three, 36 percent of Austrians, opts for a car this year to remain flexible and be able to plan their vacation spontaneously. In addition, this year, it is the easiest way to plan your vacation at short notice and not have to rely on constantly changing flight schedules.
The catch? The dear children. It can be tough for them to live out their urge to move and be active in the cramped area on the back seat.
There are numerous ways to shorten the car journey on vacation for younger passengers!
Creativity in the back seat
The good thing about traveling by car? You have enough storage space. Pack a small painting case for your children. A couple of pens, coloring books, a drawing board – that’s all you need!
Books are also a perfect distraction. Smaller children like to read aloud, bigger ones read themselves. If you get sick while driving, you can refer to audio books and podcasts!
Picnic and stopovers
Plan a few breaks in advance on longer car journeys. But that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case with the ugly rest stop. Also, look for a lake or a beautiful meadow along the way. The children can stretch their legs a bit and don’t crumble the whole car while having a snack. And for the adults, it feels like the first vacation stop and not like a forced break. Perhaps there are even sights on the route that you’ve always wanted to visit.
Skill games, in particular, can inspire people in the limited car space. With games that the little ones do not yet know, they are occupied for a while.
Appeal to the car games that have passed the time too. “I see what you can’t,” guessing license plates or makes, or guessing what color the next car will be – these are all games that are still very popular.
One of the easiest ways? Take your tablet with you, attach it to the backrest of the front seat, and download a few films so that you can watch them without WiFi.
Change of place
The siblings argue? Calm usually quickly returns when a parent sits down in the back and changes places with one of the children. After each break, a different child can take the front passenger seat.
Set off in good time
Especially with smaller children, it can be a good idea to drive off at night to avoid traffic jams. Plus, there’s a good chance you’ll fall asleep again in the car!