The first motorhome trip with children: a guide for happy moments to share on four wheels

Motorhome holidays with children offer a unique and adventurous way to explore the world, combining the freedom to travel at the family’s own pace with the comfort of having a wheeled version of home with you at all times.

The choice to take a trip in a motorhome is therefore gaining in popularity for a variety of reasons, ranging from the desire to get closer to nature to the need for flexibility and autonomy in one’s holidays. Fiamma products for your motorhome allow you to plan your trip with greater freedom and security!

Here are some valuable tips to make your motorhome trip a real success.

Plan activities in detail

Before setting off, it is essential to plan the itinerary with their specific needs in mind, make frequent stops and choose campsites with family-friendly facilities such as play areas and leisure spaces.

A good practice is to prepare an ’on board’ welcome kit with games, books and snacks – a great way to keep them occupied during the trip.

Involving children in the planning of the trip can increase their enthusiasm and make them feel part of the adventure: let them choose some destinations or activities they want to do, this will help them feel more involved and excited about the trip.

Safety in the motor home when travelling and while parked

Whether it is a weekend motorhoming with children or a longer holiday, it is essential that the little ones always travel in car seats appropriate to their age, weight and height, in accordance with current legislation. Car seats should be properly installed and, if possible, secured with the ISOFIX system for added safety.

It is important for children to understand that, just as in the car, it is necessary to remain seated and strapped in for the duration of the journey, and to avoid disruptive play.

While in general the same precautions apply when parked as at home (protecting electrical sockets, preventing access to dangerous objects or cleaning chemicals, etc.), given the limited space the kitchen in a motorhome can be a danger to children. To avoid accidents, it is sufficient to take small precautions such as using cooker guards and always keep pot and pan handles facing inwards.

In the motorhome, as at home, it is also indispensable to always have a well-stocked and easily accessible first aid kit available that includes specific items for the little ones, such as plasters, mild disinfectants, and a solution for insect bites.

Enjoy motorhome travel as an experience

The aim of travelling in a motorhome with your family is also to enjoy the journey itself, not just the destination: discovering new places together can be a wonderful way to create lasting memories. Travelling in a campervan stimulates coexistence and the strengthening of family ties.

Sharing small spaces and collaborating on small daily tasks can turn into an opportunity to spend quality time together, sharing experiences, discoveries and adventures that will remain etched in everyone’s memory.

Motorhomes allow us to stay in magnificent places, often surrounded by nature, that other types of accommodation simply cannot offer: waking up with a view of the mountains, falling asleep under a starry sky, or having breakfast in front of a breathtaking panorama become everyday experiences that give our children the experience of direct and constant contact with their surroundings.

Travelling by campervan with your family can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences. With the right preparation, a flexible attitude and a bit of adventurous spirit, your motorhome trip will be fondly remembered for many years to come.

Being prepared for every eventuality is crucial to make any mishaps less stressful.