September 19, 2018

Top Tips on how to survive a road trip with kids

Are you planning a road trip with kids soon?  Last year we decided to visit Disneyland Paris by taking a road trip.  This meant a 2.5 hour car journey down south followed by a Eurotunnel of 30 minutes and a 3 hour drive in France the following day.

In 5 weeks time, we’ll be doing the same again (Yikes, wish us luck!)  Travelling for long distances with kids can have its challenges, so I decided to compile a list to share with you guys my top tips on how to survive a road trip with kids.  Nothing is worse that not being prepared so PREPARATION is key.  If you are travelling abroad, get yourself down to your local Halfords and ask them what items you will need.  I would list what we needed for France but it can differ across countries.  In addition, pop to Kwik Fit to make sure everything looks safe on your car for long distance travel.


If driving abroad and need some tips on what to prepare and pack for the kids, take a look at Playdays and Runways post.

A map, magnifying glass and car keys are all ready for our next road trip with kids

My top tips to survive a road trip with kids











I hope these tips help you enjoy your journey and make the most of your next road trip with kids!



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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my thoughts, ideas and my ups and downs on family life, sharing our family adventures and love for fashion. I’d love for it to be a community of support and advice for others too.

I chat everything from Disney, parenting hacks to the latest haul from Primark! I love going on family breaks and holidays and love to document these times of creating special memories.

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