The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Pandemic Day Trip with Your Kids

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Pandemic Day Trip with Your Kids
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After having 3 kids, I’ve learned quite a few dos and don’ts when going on a road trip or must haves when leaving the house. Now that it’s the pandemic, things are looking different in terms of travel (no trips to far places!), but it’s still a great opportunity to travel to closer (local) places through a day trip. Seeing that my 3 girls are different ages, it’s super important to keep that in mind as well as you plan a day trip. I usually start my planning the day before the trip, and there’s quite a few things that go into it.

Here’s the ultimate guide to planning a day trip with your kids, to reduce overwhelm!

I also have a FREE checklist containing everything in this blog post. You can grab and print it off to make things easier whenever you are planning your next trip!

Planning a Day Trip Essentials

On the day of the day trip, I usually wake up 2 or 3 hours earlier than normal to pack everything.

What to Pack:

I always ensure all 3 girls have their own backpack and lunch box, along with their water bottles. Now that’s pandemic is here, it’s always best to have hand sanitizers and wipes.


Finger friendly snacks are a must have. I recommend:

  • Sandwiches
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Chips or biscuits
    • It’s best to keep these separate in the adult hand bag.

After completing all the kiddies lunch boxes, ensure their names are also written on them (it helps to reduce siblings rivalry, haha).


It’s also best to keep everything identical well depends on the child/children age It’s always best to do outfits the night before whether the kids chooses their outfit or not.


If your child needs activities depending on the journey/hours, here are some items I recommend bringing.

  • Fully charged iPad/iPhone
  • A few colouring books
  • Books to read
  • Sketchbook
  • Crayons/markers
  • CDs with music or stories
    • I especially recommend this for the trip back home!
Pencil crayons and coloring books to keep kids from being bored during the day trip

Before you Depart:

Once you gather all the things you need, and everyone is dressed and has had breakfast, ensure everyone has been to the toilet before getting into the car.

Denmark Destination Ideas:

If you’re looking for some places in Denmark to travel to, here are some ideas/guides based on places I’ve been!

Don’t forget to grab your FREE Day-Trip Planning Checklist!

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