Parents able to stave off kids’ boredom on long journeys thanks to car hire comparison website
Carrentals.co.uk, the award-winning car hire price comparison website, has issued new tips and hints designed to make parents’ lives easier this Easter. As families embark on long drives for the Easter weekend away, the website can help Mums and Dads to avoid the kids getting bored.
Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, says: “Many kids get bored on long car journeys and inevitably begin to harass Mum and Dad with the ‘Are we there yet?’ question. However sticking to the tips we have issued can help to make things go more smoothly.”
Top Tips from Carrentals.co.uk
Plan Ahead – Making lists of important things to take with you is a positive step. Things that will be in demand on the journey such as car seats, in-car entertainment and first aid kits can all be made ready well before setting out, making your life easier
Timing is Everything – Making an early morning start and getting on the road while the kids are still sleepy can help things to go better. Then you can make a pit stop for breakfast, wake the kids up and get them changed into clean clothing.
Pit-stops – Think about where you stop. Having somewhere interesting to look forward to is much better than anticipating just another motorway service station.
Entertainment – Kids need to stay occupied on a long drive – and portable DVD players, games consoles, mp3 players and e-book readers are all good ways of doing this. Other fun ways to pass the time are classic in-car games such as I Spy and the Licence Plate Game.
Snacks – Make sure that the children don’t get restless through hunger or thirst by having plenty of food, snacks and cold drinks in the vehicle when you set out.
Think Outside of the Box – A fun pastime with a difference is giving the children a disposable camera with which they can create a holiday scrapbook with photos of the journey.
Follow the route – Mapping out the route can be fun too and can keep the kids interested. Give them a map of your journey and a highlighter pen.
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.
To book or for further information visit www.carrentals.co.uk
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