Sure an RV vacation with kids sounds kid in your head. And while traveling with kids can be very rewarding, it is also very challenging. This is especially true in an RV. Everyone is squished into small quarters and there is a lot of downtime, unlike a traditional vacation that would have you sitting on a plane for an hour or two only to arrive in an expansive family suite inside a hotel.
That doesn’t mean you should skip the RV vacation! It just means you have to know what to do to boost your chances of experiencing success while you’re away from home. Here are a few tips that will help you enjoy spending time with the kids without losing your mind.
RV Vacation with Kids Like a Boss
Bring Along Things You Know They like to Do
Traveling in an RV is a great way to satisfy your need for adventure. Unfortunately, all that adventure comes with plenty of downtime, and downtime is every parent’s worst enemy.
If you don’t want to lose your mind to squabbling kids because you’re in the RV driving to your next destination, or it’s a particularly rainy day, make sure you bring things along you know the kids like to do. That includes:
- Board games
- Electronic devices
- Video games
Bring along things they can do outside too! Consider bringing bikes, yard games, and anything else your kids like to do outdoors.
Choose the Right Campground
Most travelers spend hours searching for the perfect hotel. As an RVer, your job is to spend time searching for the right campground. Many campgrounds include amenities that are sure to keep the children entertained. Look for amenities like:
- Swimming pools
- Basketball courts
If you want to do a little tent camping on your vacation, make sure you know what to look for when choosing the right campsite away from the RV.
Give Everyone a Job to Do
When you stay in a hotel, you don’t have to worry about cooking and cleaning. That’s not the case in an RV. If you don’t divvy up your workload, you’ll spend your entire vacation doing chores.
Give everyone a job to do to lessen your load. By assigning dish duty to your daughter after breakfast and enlisting help from the hubby for dinner, you can enjoy your vacation too. Plus, it’ll help keep them busy so they aren’t complaining that there isn’t anything to do.
Hitting the road and stumbling across that perfect vacation spot is a lot of fun when you’re young. It’s a disaster if you have small children. You absolutely have to plan your vacation carefully.
Know the route you’re going to take, where you’re going to stop, and how long you’re going to stay there. That way you aren’t lost in the middle of nowhere with bored, antsy kids on your hands.
Your kids will love taking an RV vacation, and you will love it too, as long as you follow the tips on this list! And if you don’t own an RV, don’t worry! There is always the RV rental option.