Holiday Check List

Now that you have finally settled on your dates, First steps to organising your family holiday:-

  • Schedule Time off at work
  • Choose your Resort: Family Friendly Hotels, All Inclusive, Apartment Hotels, Apartments or Villas
  • Check out your airport transfers or car Hire Quotes: Request a car hire quote from Little Rascals in ‘Transport’. Top Tip – when looking for quotes from other providers take into consideration that some have hidden charges and won’t provide EU regulated car seats
  • If you rather not hire a car, arrange a quote for an airport transfer. Request a Private transfer quote from Little Rascals in ‘Transport’, this includes free car seats – Top Tip:- check if other providers have Private vehicles for the sole use of guests and have EU regulated Car seats provided free of charge.
  • Check Passports for expiry dates, and replace if needed
  • Check driving Licence for expiry dates and replace if needed
  • Check with your Resort any baby equipment included, or toys included:- Cots, High Chairs and Stair Gates etc – Get a quote from Little Rascals in ‘Baby Essentials’ or ‘Lets Play

Top Tip:- Questions to ask your Resort:

  • Are the highchairs clean, age suitable with secure safety straps?
  • Are there any internal stairs or steps that could require safety gating?
  • The wooden cots or travel cots are of suitable quality, clean and include breathable mattresses & linen?
  • Are all cots marked with the EU standard ?
  • Can the bedrooms be made sufficiently dark enough with/without Blackout blinds
  • Are the bedrooms large enough for cots?

Check out prices for Golf Club rental and accessories from Little Rascals in ‘Golf

6 Months to Go…………………

  • Stock up on any holiday/summer bargains:- Clothes and Sunscreen.
  • Exchange currency – check for the best rates
  • Dietary and toiletry needs for your baby/children:
  • Any specific diet, allergies, or sensitive to products? Contact Little Rascals for a quote and advise on sourcing products in our ‘Catering & Groceries
  • Pets at Home? Book Cat/Dog Hotels or House/Pet sitters.
  • Book UK Taxi, Airport Parking, Family Taxi (Mum, Dad, Friend or neighbour) or Airport Hotel.
  • Research Resort area. For excursions or ”Things to do” – Purchase our Access Algarve book/app to received 100s of discounts all across the Algarve in our ‘Holiday Extras
  • Check if any prescription medication is needed while away and if so contact GP/Chemist
  • Travel shopping checklist:-
    • UV50 Sunscreen
    • Calpol (THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE IN PORTUGAL)
    • Child’s Plane essential pack – Top Tip: Mini snack treats, a favourite toy, comic, colouring book, puzzles
    • Hats
    • First aid kit
    • Nappies
    • Swim Nappies
    • Formula wet wipes
    • Contact Little Rascals – we can arrange for all these items to be in your pack – in our Baby Essentials
  • Arrange travel Insurance
  • Complete your order for Little Rascals
  • Book Car Hire or Transfers
  • Book Resort

2 Weeks to go…………………

  • Suitcases down from the loft or out from the garage.
  • Final checks at work make sure nothing will interrupt your holiday.
  • Check Household utilities are all arranged for your holiday period.
  • Final check on your order with Little Rascals, make sure nothing is missed and the items ordered are still accurate for height and weight.

1 Week to go…………………

  • Yes you can finally start packing, -do you need to add extra baggage through your airline?
  • Check you have sealed liquid bags for carry on luggage
  • Check In and print Boarding Passes depending on Airline company

The Night/Day Before

  • Pets to kennels / check house is in order for sitters with emergency numbers provided.
  • Charge phones, and electrical items
  • Essential bag for passports, boarding passes, driving licence’s, euros, medication, in flight formula, household keys, phones, cameras, ipads and there chargers, Travel
  • Insurance documents, sun glasses and reading, Little Rascals booking form and maps
  • Fill car up with Petrol/Diesel for journey to Airport
  • Set Alarm Clock

Leaving the House

  • Take out rubbish
  • Don’t forget the Pushchair ! (If so phone Little rascals at the Airport!)
  • Make sure all comfort toys, dummies, blankets or any security items are safely with your child.
  • Don’t forget children! (especially Kevin)

Arrival at the Airport

  • Top Tip – When exiting the vehicle please make sure all items are taken.

Now enjoy your holiday!!!