Join us this week, on The Oh Beep! Geocaching Podcast, as we
discuss tips for road trips with kids
We went up Mam Tor in the Peak District, Doctor D and Ben Button
grabbed a cache find whilst up there
Mam Tor A cache by Clare Harley - Peak District National
Also picked up a book Kiddiwalks in the Peak District by John &
Anne Nuttall. Its full of walks suitable for doing with
children - giving distances, terrain tips, fun things to see and do
and background notes about the walks.
Because of Geocaching...
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deadline: July 1, 2014
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Traveling With Children...
- If you're
taking devices; i.e., iPods, tablets, phones, hand held
gaming machines, e readers charge them
- Clear the
car out of anything not needed for the trip. That
extra space will make the journey a little more comfortable and you
won't have the stress of trying to fit more stuff in.
any travel sickness remedies - tablets, bracelets
etc. Also make sure they make it in to the car, in an easy to
reach place, with you.
- Don't ask
if anyone needs the toilet before you leave, insist they go to the
- Prepare a
bag, which will be easily accessible during the
journey, that contains the things you will need during
the journey. Chargers, drinks, snacks, etc.
- Think about
how you want the kids to be entertained during the
journey. Pre-load devices with films, games, books etc.
Plan surprises - keep a couple of
things back to surprise the kids with if they're looking
Headphones - three films, games, etc playing
at the same time can be distracting. Headphones can be a
- Pack wipes,
towels, sick bags etc. Just in case.
- Load some
caches along the route in to your GPSr/phone. Try to
plan them around when you'd expect to take breaks.
- Take a
couple of outdoor toys; e.g. a football. If you stop
at a service station with a grassed area, the kids can burn off
- Smallest in
the middle. Two main reasons. One, so you can
see out the rear view mirror. Two, the smallest tends to
swing their legs. After a few hours of little feet banging
the back of your seat you may be a little on edge.
regular breaks - how often will depend on how far
everything you need for the journey close to hand.
- Make it as
comfortable as possible; loose comfy clothing, pillows
- Take a spare set of