Travelling with children blog posts


With more of us staying at home for holidays, finding fun days out for the whole family has never been more important – and with Avis Rent a Car, it’s never been easier. Rent a spacious estate and fit in everything you need for a seaside summer day, or rent a people carrier and take the kids and their friends too. By renting an estate or people carrier from Avis you avoid all the worry of wear and tear on your own car, and avoid all those endless fights that come from squashing all the kids Read More >>

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Summertime is all about getting out and enjoying the countryside, and there’s no better way to do it than on a classic family picnic. And with Avis Rent a Car, you can make sure that no one gets left behind, with estates and people carriers that can fit in everyone and everything you need, from hampers and ice boxes to chairs and cricket sets. Renting an estate or people carrier from Avis means that the whole family can share in the scenery, history and beauty of Britain. With an extensive fl Read More >>

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If you are tightening your budget, it doesn’t have to mean squeezing your holiday right out of the picture. With a little planning and some hints from the experts, I have found that you can still enjoy some holiday time this year. Avis have partnered with Lonely Planet guidebooks to give you some ideas on where to go, when and how to save money along the way. Here are a few of the money saving tips I have picked out to help you get more planet for your pocket: Save before you go… Planni Read More >>

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I’ve always felt that the Halloween theme sets up some great days out, especially with kids. Our team is planning to go to the increasingly popular Fright Night at Thorpe Park where the whole park is turned into something out of a horror movie. If hitting a roller coaster in the dark is not your thing then my colleague Donna offers up these 5 alternatives: The Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe Buckinghamshire; Ancient caves extended in the 1740’s by the infamous Sir Francis Dashwood (founde Read More >>

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I’m just back from my “credit crunch” holiday of the year. For the last week, I’ve been visiting Cornwall and North Devon whilst the British weather maintained its unpredictability and gave us one of the best weeks this summer in late September! The first part of the holiday was spent in Penzance and one place you have to visit is the Minack Theatre. We were not fortunate enough to see a show but just visiting this amazing theatre that sits on top of a cliff at the waters edge was enough Read More >>

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For avid blog readers, you might remember the post we did about Portugal back in May, where we mentioned Baby on Board a great baby seat fitting service that works in partnership with Avis in Portugal. Well we are trying it here in the UK now. We have just started a 3 month trial at our Heathrow location, where specialist staff will provide the Chicco baby seats, show parents how to fit them, clean and service them in between rentals and generally answer any questions you might have about baby Read More >>

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This is just a quick post to say that on Tuesday, GMTV ran a segment about how many parents are still not aware of the new child seat regulations that came into force in September last year. A survey from Churchill Car Insurance found, for example, that 23% of parents do not provide a child seat/booster seat/booster cushion at all for 3-12 year olds, which is now a requirement. If you are not aware of these new rules then The Think! Road Safety website gives you all the information you need. You Read More >>

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Part 2 of my holiday tips follows.. but first of all a special reminder about how important it is to decide in advance what size of car you’ll need. I’m going to Jersey on holiday next week, and have booked an MX5 to whizz around in – My husband pointed out that the several large suitcases I’m stacking up, wouldn’t fit into the car, and suggested I take less luggage :((( I had a better idea and booked a taxi to take us from the airport to the hotel and back, and arr Read More >>

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I visited Portugal last week for a meeting with our Avis colleagues there. I have a very tough life! We spent some time at Faro Airport and I was really impressed with a company called Baby on Board. It supplies and fits all of our baby seats at Faro and other major locations, uses the Chicco brand of baby seat exclusively and has almost every type and size of seat you can imagine! It works really well, the team is specialist in baby seat fitting, so that gives parents an added level of reassura Read More >>

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How do you keep your children entertained over the bank holiday – seaside, adventure park, museum? With the weather forecast looking good, we know many of you will be jumping in your car or hiring one for the May Day break. So if you’re looking for inspiration on where to go for a family day out, here are some suggestions put together with help from my colleagues in the Avis office. I’d recommend www.whattodowiththekids.co.uk or www.daysout.co.uk as a good source of ideas. They have lo Read More >>

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