5 Tips to Plan a Kid-friendly Holiday?

How to plan a kid-friendly holiday?

All you mommies and daddies out there, hope you all are doing great! If you want to know how to plan a kid-friendly holiday, this post is for you guys!

We all know how our lives change after having kids. We try to fit into our old routine but no, that’s not happening. And the same happens with our travel plans too. Most of the people I know have told me that they find traveling with their kids really challenging. Well, life itself is a challenge, do we stop living it?

No!!! Right? We try to find out ways to make it simple and fun on day to day basis.

So, when you think of planning a vacation with your kids, you need to think of ways how you can make it kid-friendly.

5 Tips to Plan a Kid-friendly Holiday?


I am listing down 5 ways which have helped us in planning kid-friendly holiday every time

1- Start with flight bookings.

Choose a flight time when your kid is usually low in energy or sleeps. Like for us, morning flights always work. Nemit is an early riser so by the time we board a flight he’s already exhausted. When he’s low in energy it’s quite easy to handle him and make him sit at one place for a longer time. 9 out of 10 times he chooses to sleep.

You may also read – Top 5 travel essentials when traveling with a toddler!

2- Then comes the hotel booking.

Try to select the hotel/resort which has a dedicated play area for kids (indoor/outdoor). If you can’t find a hotel with a play area, at least check if they have an open lawn. If you are going for a beach holiday, try to book a beach resort so that you don’t have to travel far and have easy and quick access to a clean beach. Last week, we visited Mukteshwar in Uttarakhand and instead of booking a hotel we decided to stay at an Airbnb private cottage. The experience was absolutely wonderful!

3- Talk to the hotel manager. 

When you have finalized a hotel for stay, take out time to make a call to the hotel and let them know about your room & other preferences. We prefer rooms on the ground floor and far from the swimming pool, mostly garden facing. Even though most of the information is mentioned on the hotel’s website, it is still a good practice to cross-check the facilities again over a call. Once you are satisfied, make the payment and book the room.

4- Things to keep in mind.

If you are planning a trip with your child for the first time, make it a short one and a leisure trip probably. Stay at only one hotel and visit nearby places. Take cues from your child, if you see he’s happy, excited and comfortable, then you can go ahead and test the limits. If you see your child is not interested in trying out something new, it’s better to take a back seat and follow his lead. Also, start talking about the holiday at least 7-10 days before taking the trip.

5- Kid-friendly holiday itinerary.

Before finalizing the itinerary, do search out a place for kids’ activities, be it a children’s park or play area, or an amusement park/theme park, etc. And plan a day dedicated just for your child.

Check out our Meghalaya trip itinerary – Traveling with a toddler!

We usually take Nemit to a kid’s park and let him enjoy in his own way. Or let him play in the pool for as long as he wants. Or play with him on the beach.

You may also read – 6 pool essentials for kids to pack in a travel bag!

5 Tips to Plan a Kid-friendly Holiday?


I can add many more points to this list, but I feel if these 5 things are taken care of, it will make you confident enough to go on a vacation with your kids. If you have any questions you can write them down in the comments below or you can also DM me on Instagram.

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    Noorain December 24, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    This was a true to life post! I also try booking a flight when he tends to be the sleepiest. Solves 50% of the traveling burden.

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    Gurjeet Chhabra December 25, 2018 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    These are great tips. It always a worry in mind when we have to travel with kids.

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    Being Amna December 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    I have bookmarked your article for my upcoming holidays… these are some good points to keep in mind when planning a trip with kids… I will surely check another post “travelling with a toddler “..

    Sharing with my loved ones 🙂

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    Siddhi December 25, 2018 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    These are v useful tips. Being a mother of a two year old I know how taxing it is to go out with your child but these tips will come in handy. Ty💜

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    Sadaf December 25, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Amazing and beautiful post. Very useful and beneficial tips for travelling with kids. Best accommodation is necessary for kids travel. Great thoughts.

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    Akanksha December 25, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Great tips. It is important to keep kids preferences and safety on priority. We also try to book flights on times when our son is likely to sleep. Even for coming to India, it’s an 8 hour journey from London and we choose flights for night time so he can sleep atleast 7 hours and is well rested before we land at Delhi Airport in the morning. We prefer AirBnB too it’s fab for booking an apartment where we can cook ourselves and make sure our child eats healthy even when we are on a holiday.

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    Amrita December 25, 2018 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    We too book kid friendly hotel strictly. Kids play zone,garden and pool are must. This is a very good post for planning a trip with a child

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    Bushra December 25, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    That’s very helpful tips and works good from your experience. Like the idea of booking flights timmings when child is low on energy that’s very helpful.

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    Jhilmil Bhansali December 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I loved your tip of staying nearby and in one hotel during the trip. Once we went to a trip and due to certain reasons had to change hotels every day, it became so hectic and actually we lost the excitement .

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    Prisha Lalwani December 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    I absolutely loved reading this. We are going for our most awaited big holiday in Feb and it will be the first flight experience of our kids. These tips are very helpful. Thank u

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    Paresh Godhwani December 25, 2018 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    These are really handy tips for all the parents out there. Specially the things to keep in mind while booking flights and booking hotels. Every parent should follow these tips.

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    Princy Khurana January 5, 2019 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    we love traveling and have been traveling since my babies were 41 days old. these tips were really handy and helpful.

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    Pragnya Mishra January 5, 2019 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    These tips would surely help all travel loving parents. We travel a lot and adhere to most of your trips. Talking about trip before the D-day is something we haven’t done yet. But as he is growing would do that surely.

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    Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) January 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    This is a great post-Neha, Finding a kid-friendly place is difficult but finding indoor and outdoor play area is a cool idea

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    Dipika Singh January 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    We used to have a tough travel time when she was like really small, but as she grew up things started getting better with time. Today travel doesn’t tag a lot. You have given really great tips for travel with kids.

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    Anita January 6, 2019 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Having the right hotel takes away a lot of my stress. Flight bookings on time saves me money and keeps me happy.

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    Snigdha Prusti January 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    This post is very helpful for me .. I always had a tough time with my kid during travelling.. Will keep these points in mind..

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    Neha Jain January 7, 2019 at 1:00 am - Reply

    I just love traveling with my toddler and yes our first priority is kids freindly places ,infact we prefer placed with own kitchen and play area.

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    Kavita Singh January 7, 2019 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I am off on a vacation this weekend with my toddler…and this post I going to be a handy guide. Thank you for sharing this.

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