Don’t rely on the match organisers to provide your kids with H2O. It’s worth filling large bottles with water before you leave. You’ll need them for the journey anyway and it will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Watching matches is hungry work and the food on-site tends to be pricy. Bring your own grub to enjoy and keep it healthy. A cooler can be filled with all sorts of tasty snacks. You certainly don’t want to have a car full of children hyped up on sugar (what’s the good of a sports match, after all, if they’re not completely worn out afterwards?).
You may be taking young siblings along for the ride, so make sure that they have plenty of entertainment to keep them going. We’re talking hand-held consoles, portable DVD players, books, or outdoor games. You could also give the younger ones an inexpensive camera to take pictures of the match for you.
If you’re hotel hopping, be sure to pack enough toiletries and clothes to keep you going, whatever the weather. You may want to pack some laundry detergent, as some hotels offer clothes washing facilities.
Do your research before you leave. There should be interesting sites and activities to enjoy in the local area, whether it’s a water park or a historically important building. Make the most of your travels; otherwise you’ll go crazy with the incessant matches!
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