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11 Tips For Travelling Long-Haul With Kids

11 Tips For Travelling Long-Haul With Kids

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After much umm-ing and ahh-ing you finally bit the bullet and booked that long-haul trip with your family. But will you come to regret flying long-haul with your kids? Not if these parents can help it.

Fellow frequent travellers, who also happen to have children, have shared their top tips for surviving long-haul flights with young kids. And honestly, some of this advice will be life-saving if you don’t really know where to begin with keeping the nippers entertained on a 10-hour flight.

Whether you’re travelling with a baby, toddler, a school-age child or multiples, there are super handy tips for everyone here.

1. Let your kids know what’s coming

“Preparation is key when it comes to travelling with young children,” says dad-of-two Giacomo Piva, 43, who lives in Rome.

“You should set clear expectations with them, letting them know how long the journey will take and focus on the positives.”

If you have older children, you might want to watch some online travel guides to help build up excitement levels before leaving home.

“This will give the kids a sense of investment and making sure they are well-behaved on a long-haul trip,” adds Piva, who is co-founder of global luggage network Radical Storage.