Summer holiday survival guide

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The summer holidays are almost upon us and soon your children will be breaking up from school, but how are you going to survive yet another summer holiday?

Whether you are struggling to keep your children entertained or you want some help planning your activities on holiday, here is our summer holiday survival guide.

On holiday

In the warmer weather, you and your family are more than likely to be heading off on a fun and exciting getaway. However, these trips can be very daunting for parents, and therefore it certainly does pay to be prepared.

Make sure that you pack plenty of fun activities for your children to do in the car, as this can help to reduce boredom, arguments and questions of whether or not you are there yet. Things like colouring books, portable DVD players and audio stories are a great way to pass the time as you are making your journey.

Once you have arrived at your hotel, take the kids off exploring, as this will get them outside and help them burn off some energy. Things like long walks in the park are good fun and will make sure you call get some much-needed fresh air.

Days out

Plan your days out so that you end up doing something that everyone will enjoy, such as trips out to the local zoo and the beach. These are activities that will keep the children occupied, but also give you the opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy some time away.

Make sure that you research the areas that you are planning to visit, as this can help you to pick up some knowledge that might help you to steer clear of disappointment. Sites such as TripAdvisor allow you to access honest customer reviews that may give you some insight into what you can expect when you are visiting certain places.

Not sure what to do? Why not try asking the locals? They’ll know the area better than anyone and be able to tell you when is best to visit certain attractions and may even reveal to you some hidden gems that are shielded from local tourism.

Keeping cool

In the summer, it is important that you all make sure you keep cool. Check the weather forecast before you travel and pack your suitcases accordingly, ensuring that you have plenty of sun cream as well as hats and sunglasses.

Hydration is also very important for both you and your children, so you should make sure that you always have cool water available when you are at the hotel or out and about.

Now you’ll be fully prepared for your family summer holiday, leaving just one question; where will you stay? At Crouchers Hotel, we ensure that our West Sussex country hotel is as comfortable and relaxing as possible, offering you the ultimate summer holiday. For more information, contact us today on 01243 784995.