A long coach journey can be deathly boring, especially if you’re travelling with young children. It doesn’t’ t matter if the journey lasts 2 hour or 12 hours, for younger children long journeys of any stretch can be really hard to get through. If you’re sharing a coach with other people, it is important to take time-wasters along with you, if not for your sake but for theirs! Even if your children are quiet and well behaved, many kids can get restless and upset if left alone without anything to break up the monotony for too long.
So why not take some advice from the experts? We’ve compiled a (short) list of great things to take with you on long coach journeys that can really help to lighten the mood, just remember to always be considerate of other passengers!
Very Young Children (0-3 Years)
Pacifiers, warm blankets and spare nappies are a must! There is not much you can do to prevent a child from crying if they are in discomfort, so make sure to cover all the bases before hand! If your baby is restless, a simple touchy feely book or even a rattle can easily occupy them and toddlers will get a lot of fun out of simple colouring books.
Young Children (4 – 7 Years)
If they are starting to get into reading, taking a few easy-medium level books with you is great. Try to encourage them to read quietly or to mouth the words. Sketchpads are a fantastic idea as you can get them to play little scribble games such as noughts and crosses.
Pre-Teens (8-12 Years)
A games console is a great time waster for slightly older kids, or if you don’t fancy taking something that needs batteries, you could always go the educational route and get your kids to bring their homework along! (although they might not thank you!) Encouraging them to start a diary of their holiday is also good, including where they want to go/what they want to see as it takes their mind off the journey at hand!
With a huge range of coaches and minibuses available for hire, whether you are travelling up to London or aboard to Paris and beyond, Coach Transport Group can provide you with everything you need to make a safe and comfortable journey. Wherever you are headed, with private minibuses that offer a variety of special features suited to the individual needs of your party, we’ve got you covered. Call now or fill in our contact form to get a free, no obligations quote from us regarding your next trip!