Everyone loves going on a family holiday. They’re a great time to relax, unwind, and bond with the family. Once you arrive at your destination, it’s easy for everyone to go out and explore the area and enjoy their time together. However, what about the process of actually getting there? Leaving for holidays can be a complicated and stressful experience to organise, especially for larger families. Here are some tips on how you can best organise the process of leaving for your holiday, so it goes as smoothly as possible and is more enjoyable for everyone involved.
Book a night in the airport hotel
A couple of weeks before you leave for the holiday, make sure you book a room at the airport hotel the night before your flight. Many flights often have extremely early departure times, meaning you have to be up and out of the house even earlier. Needless to say, this can make catching the flight all the more stressful — especially if you have young, tired children with you. Staying overnight at the airport hotel will allow you to sleep in a little longer (since you’re so close by to the airport) and also means your morning can be a little more relaxed.
Plan your transport
If you have a large family, getting a minibus for your holiday will make getting about a lot easier. You may want to use the minibus for the whole trip, or just to get everyone safely to the airport together and on time — it depends on the nature of your holiday. MiniBuses are specialist minibus dealers who sell quality minibuses at excellent prices. Using your own minibus for your holiday is very convenient and cuts out the hassle of using public transport (no more long waits for buses and trains!). It will make your holiday all the more easy and enjoyable for everyone involved!
Pack your luggage
Packing your luggage can seem like an overwhelming task and many people find themselves putting it off for as long as possible. Don’t make this mistake! Pack your luggage — as well as sorting out your children’s — well in advance and you’ll be in a much better position later on. Create a list of everything you’ll need to bring with you for as many days as you’re staying away. This means you won’t forget anything important. It’s vital you also check the size and weight restriction for hand luggage with the airline.
Lastly, make sure you arrive at the airport for your flight in good time. You should check-in at least two hours earlier than your departure time. Once you’re at the airport, make sure you have a few ideas on how to deal with the long wait time. Having a nice, leisurely meal at one of the restaurants is a good way to pass the time and means you won’t have to worry about buying snacks later on. You’ll be arriving at your destination refreshed and ready to enjoy an epic family holiday.