Online car hire specialist gives Mums and Dads help in preventing boredom on long drives
15 MARCH 2012 – Families all over the country are preparing to go on Easter holidays by car this year and car hire price comparator Carrentals.co.uk can help parents to keep the kids entertained and happy with new hints and tips.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, commented: “There is every chance that the kids will get somewhat restless and bored on a long car drive this Easter, so we're trying to help parents out with these hints and tips for staving off that boredom.”
Top Tips from Carrentals.co.uk
Plan Ahead – A must - lists of things you will need to take can help no end. Make lists and tick things off as you go - prepare things like car seats, entertainment for the kids and first aid kits beforehand. Don't wait until the last minute for getting these items ready.
Timing is Everything – Getting on the road early in the morning both avoids the traffic and means that the kids could sleep for a large chunk of the trip. Then when you stop for some breakfast you can change them into fresh clothes for the rest of the trip.
Pit-stops - Another handy hint for avoiding boredom on a drive is to plan stop-offs at interesting places.
Entertainment – Things to do in the car are an essential too - kit the car out with things like portable DVD players, games consoles, mp3 players, e-book readers - and remember to introduce them to more traditional travel games like I Spy and the Licence Plate Game.
Snacks - Hunger and thirst can create boredom and restlessness so avoid this by buying plenty of food and drinks before embarking.
Think Outside of the Box - Treat the kids to a disposable camera and have them put together a scrapbook of holiday snaps when you arrive home again.
Follow the route - This is a fun thing for slightly older children - give them a highlighter and a map and have them trace the route as you travel.
Carrentals.co.uk compares hire car deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt in over 15,000 locations worldwide. Popular destinations include Spain, Portugal and France, with car hire Lanzarote deals available and car hire Lanzarote airport collections also on show.
To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.
Carrentals.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading car hire comparison website, and celebrated its 5th birthday as a comparator in February 2012. Last year, the company achieved record sales, despite the challenging economic climate.
Searching up to 50 different car hire suppliers, including Alamo, Budget, Hertz, Holiday Autos and Sixt, Carrentals.co.uk provides an impartial comparison of the best prices available in over 15,000 locations worldwide.
Customers can also book with Carrentals.co.uk through the Android and iPhone mobile apps launched in 2011 and also through the comparator’s Facebook page.
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