Are you travelling with your children on a ferry?

Travelling with your children on a ferry can be a good option and many would agree that it's a less stressful alternative to flying. However, there are a few things you'll need to prepare for before you set sail, so we've listed a few top tips.

Ferry and Children

Depending on the duration of the journey, you will need to think of ways you can occupy your children on the ferry. If you can, bring some items on board with you such as:

  • Board games
  • Colouring books
  • Tablet / handheld games console
  • Notebooks and pens

When it comes to travelling with children, you can never have too many activities to keep them entertained. Some ferry companies have designated play areas for kids such as ball pits and soft play areas, so take advantage of these where you can. For older children, some ferries have games rooms and even cinemas.

Top tips

Booking a cabin

Booking an onboard cabin is a great way to avoid the hustle and bustle onboard, giving you some valuable peace and quiet on your journey. Most cabins have TVs, tea and coffee facilities and even en-suites, so you can shower and change before you arrive at your destination.

Prepare for sea sickness

You'll need to prepare for the chance of sea sickness. There are a few ways to avoid sickness on a ferry but some of the more popular tips include:

  • Going for walks around the boat and get plenty of fresh air
  • Staying out of direct sunlight
  • Focussing on the horizon
  • Managing your diet, by eating lighter, blander foods
  • Keeping away from strong smells

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