1. The timing of flights is everything. Making sure that you don’t have to get up too early (tantrums), or arrive too late (tantrums), means that sometimes it’s good to be the first to book.
2. For those with two kids or more, buy a headphone splitter, that allows you to connect more than one headphone to one headphone socket on your iPad, Laptop or DVD player. There’s nothing worse than sharing one pair of headphones.
3. Play the ‘describing animals game’. Daddy starts with “Pick easy, medium or hard”, (the kids pick one), then start describing… “This animal lives in the jungle…. it’s got 4 legs…. it’s orange…..has stripes….” The first to guess, gets one point, the first to five wins.
4. Keep a fleece or blanket handy. Whilst you might be going somewhere warm, on the plane it tends to get cold, and if they fall asleep, they will need the warmth.
5. If you are booking a hire car, make sure that car seats are supplied. It’s so easy to forget. Better still, order a Trunki Boostapak, which is both a kids rucksack and a car booster seat. Super practical.