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Why children make great travel companions 

Why children make great travel companions 

For many people the idea of travelling with a baby or toddler fills them with dread. But for me it fills me with excitement. I think babies and yes even toddlers make great travel companions. Here are our top reasons why children make great travel companions:

You Travel Slow with Children

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Nothing will make you embrace slow travel like a baby. Travelling with children means that you can not travel at the pace you used to. Life slows down, You travel deeper and spend more time in one place which means that you get to know a place so much better.

Travel also becomes less of a tick box exercise. Instead of riding around seeing everything mentioned in the guide you appreciate seeing one thing in more depth.

Whether it is spending longer in one place to embracing the joy of fika by taking more breaks in your sightseeing schedule.

Taking a coffee break in Stockholm

You Meet more Locals Travelling with Children

Nothing makes you more approachable than children! Whether it is your child striking up a conversation with the a person on the next table, or chatting to another mum as you children play together.

Making friends in Japan

Making friends in Japan

Or perhaps becoming a tourist attraction in Japan

By my little one breaking the ice with locals we have learnt so many new insider tips that have greatly enriched our trips.


You See Things Through New Eyes

Little ones look at things differently to adults. As a result you get to see things in a different way too.

Travelling with Children means you do new Things

Before you may have travelled to visit museums and Michelin Starred restaurants. While this is still possible, you do other things too! Things that you would have never done before children.

Whether its visit a zoo or farm

Chatsworth Farm

or a park

or embracing the magic of Disney.

Children are cheap companions

If you are looking for a cheap travel companion then a child under two is the best travel companion there is. Under two children can fly for free and you don’t have to pay for their own bed in hotels.

Who do you think make good travel companions and why?
Further reading: ultimate baby and toddler travel guide 
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Monday 6th of November 2017

I love travelling with my two, they make such great travel companions. They adapt so quickly and they do definitely make me see things differently.

Sophie's Nursery

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

I absolutely love travelling with my toddler! I just can't get enough of watching her soak up new places & cultures :) x

Wandermust Mummy

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

ITs the best feeling isn't it


Wednesday 11th of October 2017

I do not yet have kids but I can definitely appreciate how kids can be lovely travel companions, I do love slow paced travels so it would be perfect

Newcastle Family Life

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

I totally agree, I love to visit places with my children as they often discover things I would miss and it is magical seeing things through there eyes for the first time x


Wednesday 11th of October 2017

I love the kids faces at they try new things and see things that catch their eye. It is definitely more fun travelling with kids