Traveling by train is an adventure in itself but as with any adventure, it can come with certain perils. This time, the dangers come with the fact that you’re traveling with kids. They may be your little bundles of joy, but they can also be little terrors in inappropriate environments. Here are a few tips to ensure that train travel with your kids is fun but safe.
All the usual things you do when traveling with kids by car, plane, or even by ship still applies when you’re traveling by train.
As always, start by making a list at least one week prior to your departure date. At this point, you’re not yet feeling usual pressures and worries of traveling with your kids. Your mind is clearer and your emotional state calmer, allowing you to write a more accurate to-do list and other important travel reminders for yourself.
It’s best to have everything packed and ready at least two days before you’re scheduled to leave. Double-check reservations for your vacation. Make sure your tickets and other travel documents are complete and ensconced safely within your hand-carry bag. Speaking of hand-carry bags, make sure that you’ve got the usual packing essentials in it as well.
When packing clothes, make sure you take note of clothes which are appropriate for your destination and those that you may have need of for long-distance train travel. Pack pillows and blankets with you, too.
Last but not the least, make sure you’ve got enough pocket money with you! Trains can’t unscheduled stops so if you suddenly lack for something, you’ll need to purchase something from the train’s facilities.