As many parents know, keeping the kids entertained and out of trouble during long car journeys can be the most difficult part of any family road trip. After all, there are only so many rounds of eye-spy one can tolerate. These days, almost every family hatchback, saloon, estate car, SUV and is equipped with high-tech gadgets that are designed to entertain. Why not give technology the responsibility of keeping the kids happy throughout long and tiring journeys, so that there are fewer distractions for you!
If your car is fitted with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, these infotainment systems offer an excellent way of keeping the kids occupied. Put on some music, a podcast or even a story for your passengers to enjoy and this should certainly make the journey feel shorter. Alternatively, you could pack a tablet. Android tablets and iPads can be filled with games that are age-appropriate, music, films and more, which is ideal for any long journey with the kids! These are available within the range at Sutton Motors.
It does not always have to be about technology though, whether you have older or younger children, you might find that sharing comical stories is a brilliant idea or, of course, you could include family games.
Supposing that you are going on holiday with the kids, you could talk to them about where you will be staying, any activities you might have planned and information, such as historical context, about attractions you will visit while you are there. This is informative as well as entertaining and it will get the kids excited for the trip.
It is very important that you make stops at various points during any long journey, especially if you are traveling with children! Children tend to need regular toilet breaks and if they are getting restless, it is a good idea to stop for some food at a service station or to let them stretch their legs outside.
Remember, the more energy they use playing outside, the more likely they are to fall asleep during the rest of the journey, meaning they will be re-energized for the holiday and you will have no distractions whilst driving!