4 Tips To Stay Safe on Your Family Holiday

Family holidays are a great escape, a chance to bond and have a bit of fun with the family, but vacationing is not without its risks. We want to make sure you have a holiday to remember for all the right reasons so we’ve compiled a quick list of tips to ensure you have a safe holiday.

  1. Travel Insurance

If you already have health insurance, it’s important to note that it may not cover you for trips abroad. Read your policy carefully and contact your insurer if you’re in doubt. If you don’t have health insurance it’s important to consider taking out travel insurance for the length of your trip away. Having travel insurance gives you that extra sense of security should an unfortunate incident or illness occur. There are a lot of different types of insurance, so be sure to do your research. You can compare costs for your holiday insurance here.

2. Research Your Destination

Your favourite holiday destination before kids may seem like the ultimate getaway, but it may not be the best environment for a family holiday. We almost have a hyper awareness when it comes to kids and safety; we recommend checking recent crime rates in the area, and ensuring you and your family are appropriately vaccinated. It’s also worth checking temperatures for your travel times, just to ensure you are ready to take any necessary precautions.

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3. Pack a First Aid Kit

A must when travelling with kids as there will surely be some form of cut or fall that needs to be bandaged up. A first aid kit ensures you’ll have bandages, plasters, antiseptic and bug spray with you in some capacity, and offer peace of mind should a minor accident occur.

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4. Talk Through Safety With Your Kids

On the run up to your departure date, talk with your kids about safety when on holiday. Ensure they know that everyone has to be extra cautious when on holiday as it’s a new place that is unfamiliar to them. Of course a holiday is an exciting thing and should be fun for kids, but it is important to make them aware of some of the dangers out there.

We recommend:

  • Making a plan with your kids.

If going to a busy place like a water park or museum, pick a spot that you will reconvene at should anyone go missing. A statue, restaurant or other landmark that stands out is a good start.

  • Give your kids information cards.

Essentially tuck a piece of paper into your child’s pocket that contain important names and numbers that they, or a person who is helping them, can contact you. This is only somewhat secure as they can lose they paper etc, so…

  • ...Give them a trackable device.

This may seem extreme, but if your child is too young to have a mobile, and you’re worried about their safety when on holiday, a wearable tracking device is a great solution.