More families than ever are hitting the open road and heading to RV parks and campgrounds this summer. Recreational vehicles provide a great way to travel during a pandemic, and these families are making the most of RV parks and amenities as they travel across the United States and other countries without the need for close quarters in hotels. If you and your family are considering a road trip this year, there are a few things to consider before packing your bags and filling those tanks. For RV entertainment ideas for the entire family and kids at every age, to destinations and bigger plans, read on.
Solid Travel Plans
One of the best ways to ensure the entire family will have a great time on your next road trip is to make a reservation for a space at a premier RV park. With amenities like Wi-Fi, community meeting spaces, fire pits, playground options, laundry facilities, and more, these parks offer something for all ages. Set up much like campgrounds in many cases, RV parks are a great way to meet like-minded travelers and locals, too.
In 2021, the RV industry is booming, and with more families than ever traveling in recreational vehicles, it’s important that you make reservations at any destination. Even if you hope to take advantage of a free campsite on public land, you’ll want to call the state park or forestry service to check about Covid-19 rules and regulations ahead of time. Being prepared will mean a better experience for all and ensure that you have a great place to stay.
Games for the Road
When traveling with kids and toddlers, it’s a good idea to pack toys they can pull out on the road. Consider toys like magnetic blocks and trivia cards to keep kids of all ages entertained during your travels. Some parents have great luck with downloading kid-friendly apps on tablets and other devices for children on the road. A great way to keep kids occupied is by having a combination of electronics and toys they can play with will make your drive time more peaceful.
Regardless of where you go, it’s likely you’ll have days where the weather’s not optimal. Think about planning for indoor days where kids can make puzzles, crafts, and enjoy activities away from the TV. For those sunny days, be sure to bring swimming tubes, life jackets, sunscreen, umbrellas, and picnic baskets. The better you pack ahead of time, the more likely it is that everyone will have fun on the trip.
When planning a trip with kids, one way to help them get excited is to ask them to help pack their favorite items. By allowing each kid to bring a favorite toy, stuffed animal, or blanket, you’ll be giving them packing and planning skills they can use in the future should they decide to become travelers.
Reading for the Road
The same way you’ll want to pick up some books for the kids during travel time,