Travelling with Kids

Our kids love campervan holidays. There's lots of variety and excitement and new friends to meet along the way. Here are a few things that we've learned that really make a difference when you're touring by campervan with kids.

First, remember the golden rule - "If the kids ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Touring with kids is not like touring with your mates in your backpacker days - you can't party all night, sleep in, then drive huge distances and expect everyone to be relaxed and cheerful. You've got to plan with the kids in mind.

Don't go too far. Your kids will be much happier if you cover shorter distances and stop more often. If you need to cover long distances, do it in one or two goes, rather than medium distances every day. If the kids are good at sleeping while driving, do the long trips when they're sleeping (remember they have to be in a child restraint if under 140cm tall or in a seatbelt if taller).