To paraphrase the Scouts: when your kids have got that holiday feeling, it pays to be prepared.

The school holiday period can be one of dread for many parents: we watch it coming closer and closer on the calendar and begin making plans to keep our kids entertained for a few weeks (which can feel like a few years – or an eternity).

These days, it’s common to see kids spending much of their free time in front of a screen, and while there are now plenty of educational games on the market, there’s nothing quite like stepping outside the front door and learning about the real world in real-time.

Sadly, it’s also common to see families embark on adventures they’re not fully prepared for, like a great outback adventure without the right supplies, or a dream day on the water that quickly turns into a nightmare.

Whatever plans you’ve got for your little ones these school holidays, we offer these top tips to ensure your family stays safe, happy and prepared for any emergency.

1. The International Jetsetters

If your family is lucky enough to be trotting around the globe these holidays, safety should be at the top of your mind.

It pays to make sure your kids know what to do if they become separated from you. Many parents write a contact number on their children’s arm or make a tag that can be attached to their clothing, so that strangers can help them find their way back to you. Dressing them in bright colours can make them easier to spot in a crowd, too.

Better yet, make sure every member of the family downloads the iFirstAid app onto their mobile device. For a limited time, premium features including Find My Family are free so you can keep track of your loved ones, no matter where they may be.

Make sure you’re also carrying all the essential equipment you need to keep your family safe. The SURVIVAL Travel First Aid KIT has been designed with weight and space in mind, so it’s an easy addition to your luggage. Stocked with all your essential first aid items, this is every travelling family’s best mate.

2. Making a School Holiday Splash

As the weather gets warmer, lots of families choose to hire a dinghy for the day or a houseboat for the week. Kids of all ages love spending time in the water, but even if your kids are confident swimmers, any aquatic environments can quickly become dangerous - so always remain vigilant.

The SURVIVAL Boaties Bundle ensures you’re prepared for any emergency on the water. Housed in a durable Waterproof Box, it contains all the essential items to help you respond to minor and major emergencies at sea.

School Holidays at the Beach

3. Exploring the Great Outdoors

Whether you’re camping or four-wheel-driving, a back-to-nature holiday can make for some amazing memories and give your kids the chance to explore our beautiful backyard.

On the road, you should make sure your 4WD has good UV filtering on the windows, as the sun can be scorching for little skin. When you’re camping, make sure your kids know how to handle any encounters with native wildlife, and explain why it’s important to act sensibly around the campfire.

Above all, it’s essential that you have good first aid provisions in the car and at the campground. The SURVIVAL 4WD Bundle and Camping First Aid Bundle will provide ideal protection for camping enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers or intrepid explorers of any kind and the SURVIVAL Snake Bite KIT is especially designed with creepy-crawlies in mind.

4. Home is Where the Heart Is

Life on school holidays can’t always be a go-go-go adventure: sometimes, kids just need to be able to relax at home. And while you can plan every indoor activity under the sun, a bored child can sometimes equal a bit of mischief… and with it, unsafe behaviour.

If you have to leave the house or head back to work, make sure your kids have a trustworthy adult supervisor, and make sure the house is always locked. Keep your phone on so you’re always reachable.

The SURVIVAL Home First Aid KIT is the best choice for every Aussie household. From everyday incidents to extreme emergencies, it will ensure you can protect yourself and the ones you love the most, so make sure your children and supervisors know where it’s kept, what’s in it, and how it’s used.

First Aid KIT for the Home

Keep your family safety these school holidays…and every other day of the year

No matter what your school holiday plans may be, a Survival First Aid KIT will help to keep your family safe and ensure your holiday is memorable for all the right reasons.

Find the ideal First Aid KIT or accessories for your family at survivalfirstaidkits.net.au

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Cheers,

Team Survival.