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Tell Hertz about your experiences of travelling as a family - 5 tickets to Disneyland Paris (worth £277) prize draw! NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-Apr-14 16:39:18

Hertz have asked us to find out what Mumsnetters' experiences are of travelling as a family.

Here's what Hertz say, "Hertz has a car for every occasion. With one of the biggest car hire collections in Europe, we have the cars to match your needs, mood and budget.
The Hertz Family Collection comprises a range of family and holiday-friendly cars for 5-7 people. Every car in the range is 5-star NCAP safety-rated for added reassurance and has all the space needed for the children, bags, holiday extras and the kitchen sink."

So, what do you find the pains and joys are of travelling as a family? What tips would give to ensure that, when on the road, longer journeys go smoothly? Maybe you have lots of different games you play as a family in the car? Or is the key making sure that you have enough ready made snacks to take with you in case your DCs get grumpy hungry? Have you got any travel plans for over the Easter weekend? We'd love to hear about any plans or experiences you have.

Everyone who adds their comments to this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one Mumsnetter will win 5 tickets to Disneyland Paris worth £277, valid until the 28th of July 2014. Tickets are valid for both Parc Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

moneyone Sun 04-May-14 20:56:37

Happy kids = happy travellers! Luckily the DC are young enough to fall asleep, but we still need plenty of good music (OK, nursery rhymes on repeat) and regular snack stops.

Moogdroog Sun 04-May-14 21:30:20

My tips - have an entire arsenal at your disposal! Snacks in pots to pass over to the back row, magazines, cds to put on as and when, maybe a grabber to pick up things they've dropped and are shouting about as you hurtle down the motorway. Many and varied entertainments!

Byrdie Tue 06-May-14 14:15:09

We've just come home from a car trip with 9 week old, 3 year old and 6 year old that went from surrey to scotland and back via Holy Island, hadrians wall, chatsworth and quite a few motorway stops!

My tips are make sure the dvd player is plugged in, good car seats they can sleep in, lots of snacks and water and most of all, research where you'll stop!

We also downloaded spoken word stories off LibriVox all about the history of the places we were visiting.

We had a pretty good time journeywise. A good fuel consumpti

Byrdie Tue 06-May-14 14:17:51

Seriously difficult typing on a iphone while breastfeeding! I was trying finish off with a good fuel consumption car helps to minimise stops. We also had a car service check carried out just before we went.

Usually we do rent cars abroad and i have to say the main thing there is having air con and decent seats and storage!

ClioD Wed 07-May-14 11:01:12

My kids are two years and 9 months respectively. They are both pretty good travellers although we need plenty of snacks, drinks, books and games on hand for the two year old. As a last resort there are some cartoons on my iPad, although we try to limit that. The 9 month old still tends to nod off very easily. We're driving to the south of France in a couple of months for our hold so that'll be the true test I guess!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-May-14 13:03:37

Thanks for all your comments! The winner of the prize draw is k8vincent, congratulations smile

k8vincent Wed 14-May-14 16:13:13

Wow, I am amazed. Thank you so much!

Congratulations!

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