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Travelling with children

Thursday, September 5, 2002
Here is some advice about taking children on holidays, particularly on those long overseas flights.

Every week letters and e-mails arrive at the Getaway office from parents asking for assistance and advice about taking their children on holidays, particularly on those long overseas flights.

Our presenter Sorrel Wilby and her husband have been travelling with their little boy since he was born and they strongly recommend starting with short hops, say to New Zealand, and building up to longer distances.

The Lonely Planet's Travelling with Children guidebook is full of information on planning your trip, what to pack and even where to go. They have thoughtfully included a section on simple games to keep everyone entertained and boredom at bay.

There are two great websites on travel with kids: is full of general information and destination ideas and is an Australian site which focuses on local and Pacific destinations. It has a terrific page where you can read of parents' experiences on their holidays and add your own.

If you are travelling with a toddler, is full of good tips.

Once you have sieved through all the information and are ready to make your booking, Kids World Travel is an agent which specialises in family holidays. Contact them on or phone 1800 067 819.

Travelling with children can be rewarding for every member of the family. Sorrel's biggest tip is to take it easy, relax, take each day as it comes and don't try to cram too much in.

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