Driving with little ones

The Esau family tell you how it really is...

Holidaying with little ones - twin girls in our case - is easier than you think when you holiday with Eurocamp. We've travelled on different occasions by car and by plane, both of which have been straightforward, as you'll see...

Baby changing facilities also made it easy to sort the girls out and on-board entertainment and play area kept them occupied too. After a couple of hours when we all started to tire, we headed for the day cabin we'd booked which included an en-suite loo and shower, tv and 4 beds, so we all managed to get some rest before we docked at Roscoff.

Once we'd disembarked, the drive to our parc was an easy 2 hour drive away. Despite the lack of motoways on our particular route, the french 'A' roads are superb, with barely any traffic and very easy road signage. A few nursery rhymes and sing-songs entertained the girls along the way, until we found our parc and checked in at reception. Easy!

The french 'A' roads are superb, with barely any traffic and very easy road signage

Travelling with toddlers - planes

By plane and hire car to the Western Med

When you prefer to get to your destination quicker, jumping on a low cost flight is hassle-free and still easy with your tots in tow - especially if you want to be on the beach by lunchtime!

By the time food and refreshments have been consumed at the airport, it's time to board the plane. The initial excitement of getting their own seat (the girls were 2 at this point) and watching the safety procedures kept them entertained initially, but then it was time to bring out the toys.

We'd collected a few new books and inexpensive toys to hand which were a welcome distraction. Plus there's the chance to have a quick walk up and down the plane to say hello to your fellow passengers. And when all that is too much, a nap came in handy just at the right time.

Before you know it, it's time to land. Having a drink to hand will help with the change in air pressure on little ear drums and we always ensure we have plenty of nappies and snacks to hand in case of any airport delays.

You can get the kids straight into their buggy which will be waiting for you at the bottom of the plane steps and once you're through the passport checks, it's time to collect your baggage.

One top tip is to send one adult passenger straight through to the car hire desk, as the others collects the bags. The car hire queues tend to build very quickly so we avoided an hour long wait by sending Mummy and the girls to collect the hire car keys while Daddy waited for the bags.

You'll find that at the smaller airports the car hire car parks are situated quite close to the arrivals lounge so it's not too much trouble to locate your car and head on your way! And with all the free toddler equipment waiting for you at the other end, holidaying with Eurocamp couldn't be simpler!