It’s often said about holidays that, if the kids are happy, Mum and Dad are happy too and there’s definitely some truth in that!
Travelling with little ones can be really stressful for the whole family. But a trip in a motorhome turns a holiday into a great experience for parents and children alike. Not only does it allow time for the family to bond together, the children appreciate spending time with their parents, doing things together. Often moments spent together that they will remember for the rest of their lives …
So, when it comes to choosing a family holiday, motorhoming is a great choice because kids love motorhomes.
There are many reasons for this:
1. Kids love a sense of adventure, and a motorhome holiday starts when you turn the key in the ignition.
No queues at the airport and no long flights, the holiday starts from your driveway or when you pick up your motorhome from one of our convenient locations around the U.K. (Cambridge, Heathrow, Edinburgh, or Bristol). Once on the road, no need to stop for “potty breaks”, or snacks either as you have all amenities on board.
2. Kids love new experiences and security.
These are both possible with a motorhome holiday as children can take familiar toys and discover new places. Plus the ability to carry all the “kiddie” things with you make holidays so much less hassle compared with flights and hotels.
3. Kids love the “great outdoors”.
Children love to get out into the open, trailing into the unknown, and it’s good to push them out of their comfort zone and make them discover themselves through different experiences. They can “free play” around the campsite in safety, mixing with other children, making new friends. They can take their own bikes on the motorhome’s bike rack, and go cycling.
Not only will they meet lots of other children from different parts of the country, there will be amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, mini-golf, games rooms, kiddie’s discos etc. Some campsites may even have organized recreational activities for kids, to give Mum and Dad a break.
Children of all ages will enjoy an old-fashioned campfire complete with stories, songs and stargazing. And most kids think it’s pretty cool to be in an motorhome “home on wheels”.
4. Kids love to make “dens” and a motorhome is one big den on wheels!
They can retire to their own space (their bunk bed) to read or play games.
5. You can involve the kids with looking after the motorhome.
They love to help out with small chores and can be involved in the running of the motorhome.
6. Meal time is a breeze!
Why waste money on food the kids don’t like, or appreciate, when you can prepare their favourite: quick meals, drinks and snacks, in your own kitchen?. No need to go hunting for just the right restaurant that will suit the tastes of everyone in the family – and end up with sulking children, because Daddy didn’t stop ….
7. Bring the family pet along too!
Many children miss their pet on holiday and feel stressed being separated from it. With a motorhome holiday, pets can come too.
You can watch out videos of motorhoming moggies and daring doggies >>> here.
The general consensus among families who have been on this type of break is that an motorhome holiday tends to bring the family closer together through more communication, the sharing of good times, and the spirit of adventure.
Tips for taking children on a motorhome holiday:
1. Space is limited in a motorhome, so you will have to downsize their belongings a bit. Make sure they have their favourite toys and books.
2. Modern motorhomes have seatbelts, but double check if you are intending to use a child seat. MotorHolme’s vehicles have been specially chosen with families in mind and you can check out our options, Small, Medium, and Large >>> here. It is recommended that you choose a motorhome with bunk beds for the kids.
3. All our motorhomes have a TV, but you may like to make a conscious decision not to use it so that you can enjoy more family time and conversations with the children while on holiday, something that might be lacking in your normal daily routine due to pressures of work.
4. The weather is not always on your side, so ensure that you have plenty of water-proof clothing. There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!! If it does rain, get togged up and go out for a long walk. It’s character building and makes for an adventure.
5. Make sure your motorhome insurance has everyone covered.
6. Check in advance that your campsite is child friendly and has plenty of activities to interest your little ones and keep them occupied.
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