Holidays with children can be a joy but they can also be a challenge! While it’s important to ensure your passports are up to date, you pack the right clothes and you don’t forget your flight tickets, this is just the start. Here are some ideas of what you can do to make sure your holiday is as safe and carefree as possible.
It’s a good idea when you first arrive to check if there are any potential safety hazards where you’re staying or in the surrounding area.
Pay particular attention to balconies and pool areas. Make sure you keep tables, chairs and anything else children can climb on well away from the edge of balconies. Also check for gaps in the structure and never leave small children unsupervised on balconies. With pool areas, as well as the risk of falling in, the surrounding areas are often slippery so children need to be supervised at all times.
The same goes for playgrounds some of which may only be suitable for older children.
It’s also worth looking at the surrounding area. If you’re staying near a beach, it’s worth setting down some rules with your children on how to stay safe. The same goes for road safety especially if you’re in a country where people drive on the right and there’s a tendency for Brits to look the wrong way when crossing!
The climate is also something to remind children of. If you’re staying somewhere cold such as a ski resort then adequate clothing needs to be worn at all times. While in hot climates it’s important to have good sun protection.
These companies have signed up to the Safer Tourism Pledge