Travelling with children

We all know travelling with children can be a stressful ordeal, however here at Latedeals we have it covered. Factoring a child’s needs into your travels involves a lot more than popping on a CD filled with Disney songs and toilet breaks. Whether you’re travelling to Majorca or taking a long break to the Caribbean we have these perfect tips that will keep the children occupied throughout the flight.

PACKING
Make sure only one person is in charge of packing, at least this way you won’t arrive with millions of bikinis and no knickers! Roll your clothes to avoid creases. For the little ones pack colouring books, pens and crayons to keep them happy and don’t forget to pack your child’s favourite toy!

TAKE YOUR TIME
Time is the best thing you can take with you. Make sure you have plenty of time to get to the airport there is nothing worse than being late and rushing around. Whilst at the airport take the children to see the planes, let them let some steam off.

IN THE AIR
The actual flight can be the most stressful part for a parent as the children can become restless. Get the pens and paper out to let them doodle. If your child has a tablet make sure you have downloaded child friendly apps, also see if you can download any of your child’s favourite movies.

ON HOLIDAY
Remember your children are on holiday as well. Getting your children involved will not only make your time easier but gives them great memories. If you have a child friendly camera let your child have it after all they are tourist too! Always try and encourage children to play and interact with other children.

Travelling provides the best family time for you and your family. From the second you leave your home you are together, sharing the experience.

Do you have any tips you can share?

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Jet off on holiday and keep your home safe and secure

With the holiday season upon us, many of us will be heading to the airport to enjoy a relaxing break away in the sun.

While you’re kicking back with a cocktail by the pool and enjoying some serious R&R, there are thousands of homes throughout the UK unoccupied and potentially easy pray for burglars. According to the Office of National Statistics, just fewer than 8 million people were victims of property crime in England and Wales in 2012.

Don’t make it a summer breeze for burglars to break in by stepping up home security before you head off. If you haven’t got the time to have a burglar alarm fitted before you go on holiday there are some simple things you can do to make your home safe and secure.

Buy Some Window Blinds – The Home Office advice is don’t have things on view and try to look as though you’re in if you’re out, and simple way of achieving both is by having window blinds at your windows – which is why a simple set of window blinds has been cited as one of Britain’s frontline defences against burglary.

Research has shown that homes where items are on view are more vulnerable than those where window coverings are fitted. Window blinds prevent intruders from peering in to see what they can grab quickly.

Plus, window blind technology has advanced greatly and you can now buy motorised blinds that can be programmed to open and close to look as though you are in. 

Hide important documents – This might sound obvious but don’t leave keys or important documents near doors, windows or letterboxes and keep valuables out of sight. Hide them away in a safe place out of the reach of burglars.

Tell the neighbours – Make sure your neighbours know you are away and ask them to keep an eye on the house. Cancel post to avoid it piling up on your door mat if burglars do decide to peer in through your letterbox, or ask neighbours to remove any post protruding from your letterbox as this is a sure giveaway that you’re away! 

Check your house insurance – Double check that your house insurance covers you for being away for long periods of time. If you have a burglar alarm fitted make sure you set it when you leave your property.

Use timersTo make your house look occupied use timers to ensure some lights come on when it’s dark.

Don’t make it easy for burglars to break in, these quick and easy measures can help to ensure your home is safe and secure for the duration of your holiday.

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Win £150 Get The Label Voucher & Free P&P for All!

 

We are very excited here at Latedeals.co.uk HQ to bring you the first of what we plan to be many more great reader offers and competitions.  At Latedeals.co.uk we like to help you save on getting away and beyond so we have teamed up with GetTheLabel.com to help save you money on your 2013 fashions with a £150 voucher for one lucky reader to win and a free delivery code LDFD1 for Free UK Standard Delivery (valid from 15th April to the 30th April 2013), for you all to enjoy.

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OUR BLOGGER CARNIVAL ROUND UP (PART TWO)

 

If you haven’t already read the first part of our blogger carnival, don’t worry you can catch up with some of our favourite bloggers in part one.

First up lets introduce you to Claire who blogs over at Bad Fiction and is expecting baby number two and longing for a baby moon like she had with her first baby. A short break in the sun before three becomes four is what Claire is hankering after. Have you been on a baby moon?

Another busy mum is Red Rose Mummy who didn’t make it away last year with the arrival of Little Miss and a switch from salary to maternity pay makes it a tough time for many, never more so do people need to make the pounds stretch as far as they can. However some of our deals to the Balearics might see them by the pool in Majorca or Menorca for a week or two this Summer, like this:

Menorca for only £168 – 27% off
Grab a great spring bargain in Menorca for only £168 pp, staying for seven nights at the grade 3 Sa Mirada Apartments. Accommodation is self catering and flights depart from Gatwick on 1stMay.  Book at www.latedeals.co.uk or call 0800 916 5173.

We have loved working with the blogging community over the last few months and we have been reading Nickie, a prolific writer and self proclaimed social media geek, blog I am Typecast avidly. With children who are grown up, growing up and also grand children in tow it is sometimes easier to not go on holiday – swing over and read all about her holiday dreams.

The ongoing coolness of the UK weather as Winter turns into Spring is putting Tunisa, Cyprus and Ibiza on Kate’s short list over at Katie and the kids. Our great Latedeals.co.uk prices could turn those daydreams about summer holidays, sunshine, beaches and sunglasses into a reality.

Cheshire Mum is also a fan of holidays to Majorca and even though she’s a plan ahead type of girl she agrees with us that eight weeks is plenty of time to get ready to get away – we have this fab deal for those like Claire who would like some Majorcan sunshine:

Majorca in May – 14 nights for under £250pp
Stay for 14 nights self catering for only £242 pp at the grade 4 Aparthotel Coma Gran in Sa Coma – 44% saving off original price of £430. Flights depart from Gatwick on 3rd May.  
Book at www.latedeals.co.uk or call 0800 916 5173.

We also want to say thank you to the following bloggers for sharing our competitions with their readers: Cherished by meA Thrifty MumChelle McCannPretty Luscious ThingsMadhouse Family ReviewsSeasider in the City and a very new blog on the blogosphere Young Dumb and Fun – they are young, fun and savvy – looking forward to reading more of your global adventures guys!

If you write a blog and would like to work with latedeals.co.uk please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Simply leave a comment with a link to your blog on this post, tweet us @Latedeals1 or connect with us through our Facebook page. Look forward to hearing from you.