Why your family will thank you for hiring a car on your next holiday
A family holiday should be the highlight of the year, but as parents, it’s up to you to ensure that everyone has a great time. One way to do this is to cut down on stress by hiring a car. This will give your family the flexibility to come and go as you please and make the most of your time together. Here’s a list of the top reasons we believe your hire car will keep everyone happy on your next holiday.
No hanging around
Long journeys can be tough on everyone, including adults, so extended periods waiting for your next mode of transport is hardly ideal. Pick your hire car up as soon as you arrive at the airport or train station and get on your way. Be sure to have booked it in advance and you’ll be at your destination before you know it.
Space for everyone
Pick the right car for your family and you’ll know there will be enough space for everyone. There’s nothing worse than piling onto a train or coach to find that someone stand or all your seats are not located next to each other.
Space for all the stuff
It’s amazing how much stuff you need to bring along for the kids, even if it’s just for a day at the beach. This is no problem with your hire car, as you can just throw it all in the book. Bodyboards, balls, sunscreen and a picnic lunch will all be there waiting. There’s even space for the toy you’ve tried to convince your little one they don’t need, but they won’t leave the villa without.
We’ve all been there when we’ve been trying to keep the kids entertained on a long journey with an episode of Peppa Pig on the tablet and adults in the next row raise their eyebrows. While annoying theme music may drive you mad, at least in your own hire car you can play games, sing songs and have some down time with a fun programme without annoying anyone else. It may well be the soundtrack to your family road trips that evoke memories of family holidays when your kids are older.
Manage your own toilet breaks
No matter how many times you ask the kids if they need a wee at a toilet stop, they’re guaranteed to wait until the bus is back on the road to declare they’re bursting. With a hire car, you can stop whenever your family needs a break, which makes things much easier for everyone.
Nurture a sense of adventure
Sticking to a timetable may mean you see a lot of places during your holiday, but it can be a lot more fun to be a little spontaneous. Answer your kids’ questions by going off and finding the answers instead of just telling them what they want to know. Having your own set of wheels gives you the flexibility to go where you and your family want to go when you like.