We’re getting very close to Easter and for many of us, that means one thing. Spring break! It’s the time when if you’re young you go away with your friends and party until you pass out. If you’re a little older, a little wiser, like me, you take your little ones on a mini vacation. If you’re doing this, rather than taking to the skies, you might be going for a drive instead. But there are some things you should consider before you think about taking this trip. Here is my little list to help you get your spring break with the family off to a great start.
Check The Car’s Ready
It’s really important that you check your car before you go anywhere. You need to make sure it’s safe but more importantly that it’s not going to break down. If your car breaks down on the side of the road with your kids in the car, you’re in for a nightmare like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. You might be lucky and your kids could wait patiently for the tow truck to arrive. Or, they could bounce around the car questioning why you’ve stopped and when you’ll start to move again. I recommend just taking your car in for a quick check with a local mechanic. Or, doing a few simple checks yourself. You want to make sure that there’s enough air in the tyres by giving them a firm kick. If there isn’t, you may want to consider getting them replaced. Particularly, if the tread has worn away. This could give them less grip on the roads which reduces that car safety. Have a look at www.tyres.theaa.com if you’re interested in buying new tyres.
Plan Your Trip
There’s nothing worse than going on a trip with your kids, getting to the destination and finding that there’s nothing for them to do. It might be because you forgot to make plans for bad weather. You need to make sure that there are activities for your kids, come rain or shine. You can have a look online and explore where you’re going before you arrive or head out. By doing this, you should be able to plan a great fun filled trip for your kids with plenty of activities for them to experiences.
You might also want to see if there’re any adult-only experiences for you and your partner if you can get a babysitter. Every so often it’s great to go on a date night, for just the two of you.
Make A Check List
Finally, I don’t know about you but I always worry when I go on a trip away from home. Did I leave the oven on? Is there gas spreading through my home? Were the doors unlocked? Did we pack everything we need? You get the idea. There’s a lot of worried and I’ll admit all are usually completely unfounded. But that doesn’t stop me panicking. To put your mind at rest, make a list of things you need to do before you leave. If you do this, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that everything is in good order.