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Iceni Magazine | May 28, 2022

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Enjoying A Fun Festive Road Trip This Winter

Enjoying A Fun Festive Road Trip This Winter

Now that halloween is over, most of us are turning out attention to Christmas and the fun it will bring to our homes.

As a parent, you’ll want to make the festive season as fun as possible for the whole family, and one way you can do this is with a short festive road trip.

A road trip might seem like more of a summer activity, however in the winter you can enjoy your drive as well as take in the festive light displays put up by houses in your area.

Today we want to talk about how you can make a fun festive road trip for your family this winter and make the most of the Christmas season.

Choose accommodation

The first thing you need to do when planning a road trip for Christmas is decide where you will go, how many days, and where you’ll sleep. If you plan to go for a few days, you may want to choose a different hotel each night that is close to one of your chosen activities. This means planning your route vaguely beforehand and booking your stays ahead of time to give you peace of mind.

Plan your festive stop offs

Speaking of planning your route – this will depend on the activities you want to do during your road trip. If you want to make the most of your road trip you should list your chosen activities, book them, and drive according to this. There are so many amazing places to go during winter such as:

  • Lantern shows
  • Christmas markets
  • Light switch-ons
  • Festive walks

Take a look at what activities are around in your local area and then pick a few to enjoy!

Make on the go snacks

It is important when you set off on your road trip on day one to pack some food for the kids to have, because as we all know, kids can get hangry very quickly. Here’s a panini you can bring along for the ride that should fill the kids up until you can get dinner on the trip:

Chicken and pesto paninis


  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Pesto
  • Panini buns
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Butter
  • Sun dried tomatoes, optional
  1. Mix your chicken and pesto until well coated.
  2. Slice your mozzarella balls into thin slices.
  3. Slice your paninis and spread some butter.
  4. Add the chicken, optionally sun-dried tomatoes, and your cheese.
  5. Place in a panini press or heat on a frying pan and flip halfway.
  6. Slice in half and pack in foil for the road.

Bring extra fuel

Depending on where you live, you might be heading further afield to go and enjoy some festive fun. If that is the case, consider packing extra fuel with some petrol from petrol tanks. Keep this in your car or van in the event of an emergency on the road.

Pack an SOS kit

A first aid kit, water, blankets, phone chargers, flashlights… all of these things should be in your SOS kit for the road. If you get lost on your journey or your car gets stuck in the snow, bring along these things and you’ll be able to get help as well as keep the kids warm in the cold weather.

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