Holiday Checklist

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!!!

If the product you require is out of stock for the required date, please contact us and we may be able to arrange additional stock or a suitable alternative.

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