Depending on your era and the movies you enjoyed watching, you either consider a family vacation to be something like ‘Home Alone,’ or something more along the lines of a ‘National Lampoons’ movie.
While they both end well and include humor, it’s often at the family’s expense. A great premise for a movie, but not for a real life family vacation.
Drawing from extensive travel experience, below are some great ideas to keep your kids entertained on a family vacation without you spending all of your time on the task.
- When you are considering potential destinations, look at accommodation options which include activities for the children. These activities can include kids fun clubs, swimming lessons, art projects, and more.
These activities are designed to keep kids occupied while their parents relax.
- If one of your children prefers to read but finds it impossible to choose one or two books to take with them, bring along an e-reader loaded with hundreds of books for them to choose.
Not only is this a great way for them to stay entertained, but it also promotes learning.
- Speak with the local tourist bureau of the towns you will be visiting to enquire about any local or visiting attractions which might be of interest. Often these activities are provided free of cost for tourist, including free and discounted tickets to private events.
- When all else fails, video games are a great idea. Check out the Groupon Coupons page for Origin before you go and download a copy of their favorite game to play along with the way and at the accommodation.
Whichever game you decide to bring along with you, be sure that it can be played without an internet connection. Many games today need to be online for the player to play or even start the game.
Any parent will tell you that keeping children entertained on a family vacation is not an easy task. But, if you’ve got the energy and the willpower, everybody, can enjoy the time away benefit from a great family bonding experience.