A Mom’s Guide To Preparing For A Winter Vacation

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So you’ve booked a family trip to Lapland this Winter, and you and your family couldn’t be more excited. While the idea of going away for a family break is great, you may be feeling a little unsure about how to prepare for your trip.

The key to successful Winter vacation packing is simple; be organized. The more organized you are when it comes to preparing for a trip, the better. If you are jetting off to somewhere snowy, the most important thing is to pack things that will keep your family warm.

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To help you ensure that you are as prepared for your trip as possible, I thought I would share a few useful tips, here:

Do your research

Just like when planning a trip to any travel destination you haven’t been to before, do lots of research. It’s important to find out as much about your destination as possible so that you can pack the rights things.

If you know anyone who has been on a Winter trip to where you are going, ask them what they packed. If you don’t know anyone who has been where you are jetting off to, take a look on online forums. You should be able to find lots of tips and advice on forums, so make sure to take the time to check them out.

Show your children what to expect

If you are heading off on a holiday packed with lots of fun Winter activities, like skiing, it’s a good idea to show your children what to expect. If, for example, you are going on a skiing trip, consider taking your kids to your local indoor skiing slope beforehand.

This will not only prepare them for what to expect in terms of the cold weather, but it will also give them a chance to try out skiing before your trip. As well as taking them to practice their skiing or snowboarding, consider getting them a few lessons to help them perfect their skills.

Pack lots of warm clothes

When it comes to packing for a Winter holiday, lots of warm clothing is crucial. From thermal tights, socks, and vests, to thick waterproof trousers, it’s vital that you pack lots of warm clothing.


Thermal clothing, especially coats, can be expensive. If you know anyone who travels to cold countries on a regular basis, consider asking them to borrow some bits and bobs. Children grow so quickly, which means that buying them lots of warm clothes is a waste.

Don’t forget a hat, scarf, and gloves

Did you know that a lot of heat can escape from our heads? That’s why, when it comes to traveling to a cold country packing hats, as well as scarfs and gloves, is crucial.

If you know that there will be some snowball fights while you are away, make sure to take waterproof gloves. If you pack woolen gloves, your children will end up with cold, sore hands.

Preparing for a Winter vacation doesn’t have to be difficult, all you need to do is take note of my tips, above.

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