In case you are planning on taking your kids with you on the travel trip to Australia this year, then the good news is that the RV a family-friendly vehicle. In fact, as opposed to the long and stressful car drives, when everyone is crammed in the backseat of the family Buick, the RV offers a lot more space for each member and encourages people to talk to one another and share activities. It is necessary to point out that on family surveys, most parents (over 90%) state that the best method of travelling with children is with an RV. Let’s explore the reasons why RV travel is such an appreciated experience by parents.
Because children tend to get bored quite fast, nowadays RVs are equipped with state of the art tech devices that permit playing video games, listening to music or watching a movie. In the eventuality that these activities because jaded, then there are dozens of games and activities for the road to rely on. For instance, because the RV is spacious enough an idea would be to play board games. However, it is advisable to purchase metal boards with magnetic pieces to prevent them from moving or falling if you hit a bump in the road.
If your strategy of distracting children from whining with games and activities does not succeed, then it is probably better to stop for a while (or the entire evening). In general, letting the kids stretch out for a bit or run around is the best approach because in general children have a reduced tolerance for long drives. A particularly stressful situation is dealing with bad weather when you have plans of visiting the beach or another fun attraction. However, a good way to overcome boredom in this case would be to have a second activity planned, which does not depend as much on the weather outside.
Even though this is your very first RV trip to Australia and you are probably very excited to see the main attractions, do not forget to include children’s sights (E.G. amusement parks, fairs, carnivals) in your agenda as well. It may be that you are trying to cultivate love and appreciation for nature in your children. However, including only national parks and museums in the vacation itinerary is not the way to do it.
The paramount aspect to consider on your family’s RV trip is the safety of your children. Even though you might prevent boredom by letting them run freely inside the RV, keep in mind that is against the law and very dangerous. In addition, it is best to do their usual medical check-ups before the trip and learn of potential allergies or sensitivities they have. In case a child gets injured or sick during a trip in Australia, it can become very scary if you do not know where to go for help or are far away from any metropolitan location. Lastly, given the type of wildlife found in Australia, it is highly recommended you do not leave the kids wonder outdoors unsupervised.