Top Tips for Travelling with a Baby to a Different City in the UK Skip to main content
Powered By Book That In
More Parenting Articles

Top Tips for Travelling with a Baby to a Different City in the UK

Travelling with a baby or toddler to a different city in the UK can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be a little daunting. You'll need to make sure you have everything you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable, while also making sure that you're able to enjoy your trip. In this article, we'll be sharing some top tips for travelling with a young child around the UK, to help make your trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible. You can then focus on having fun and relaxing.

Pack smart to avoid issues

One of the most important things to remember when travelling is to pack smart. You'll need to bring everything your baby needs to stay comfortable, from diapers and wipes to bottles and formula. It's also a good idea to pack a few extra outfits and blankets, just in case. All cities will of course have shops and pharmacies open in case you do forget anything, but you ideally want to be focusing on having a nice time in the city and using your time in a better way.

Try to pack as lightly as possible, as you'll need to carry everything with you. Consider investing in a good quality baby carrier or stroller that's easy to manoeuvre, and make sure you're comfortable carrying it around for extended periods. A good idea is to have a smaller bag, to pack day to day essentials, and leave your main bag in the hotel.

Book accommodation with baby-friendly facilities

When booking accommodation, try to choose a hotel or apartment that offers baby-friendly facilities. This may include things like a crib or cot, a highchair, and an adequate size infant bathtub. If you're unsure, give the rental a call and ask about their family-friendly facilities. Many hotels and apartments will also offer a baby-sitting service, which can be a great way to enjoy some time alone while your little one is looked after.

Plan ahead to optimise your time

When travelling with 0 to 5-year-olds, it's important to plan ahead as much as possible. Make a list of everything you need to bring and check it off as you go. If you keep the list safe, you can reuse it when leaving at the end of your stay, to make sure you’re not forgetting anything.

Research the area you'll be staying in, and find out where the nearest shops, restaurants, and other amenities are located. This will help you avoid any unexpected surprises and ensure that you have everything you need to keep your baby happy and comfortable.

Take Advantage of Public Transport

If you're travelling to a different city, it's likely that you'll need to use public transport to get around. Many cities in the UK offer excellent public transport options, including buses, trains, and subways. Taking advantage of these options can be a great way to explore the city without having to worry about parking or navigating unfamiliar roads. All methods of transport will have reserved seats for parents and children.

When using public transport, make sure you have everything you need to keep your baby comfortable, such as a stroller or carrier. Be prepared for busy trains or buses and  try to avoid rush hour if possible. If you're unsure about the best route to take, ask a member of staff for advice.

Take Breaks

Travelling with a young child can be tiring, so it's important to take breaks when you need them. This may mean stopping for a coffee or a snack, or simply taking a break in a quiet park or garden. Don't be afraid to take it slow and remember that your baby's needs always come first.


Research Family-Friendly Activities

When visiting a new city, it's important to research family-friendly activities that you can enjoy with your baby. This may include visiting a local zoo or aquarium, exploring a children's museum, or taking a family-friendly walking tour. Many cities in the UK offer a range of activities that are suitable for families with young children, so do some research before you go.

Keep Your Baby Safe

Wherever you decide to visit, it's important to prioritise their safety. This includes using a properly installed car seat if you're driving, keeping your child close and in sight in busy areas, and always supervising them around water or other potential hazards. Additionally, be sure to bring any necessary medication or medical supplies for your baby, as well as a first aid kit in case of any accidents. Research the area and find out which hospitals or medical facilities are nearby in case of an emergency.

By following these tips you’ll be sure to have the best time with your child and enjoy the city you’re visiting.