Video:Tips For Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairswith Holly Deambrosi
Stress-free family trips may seem like an impossibility, but they can be easy to achieve if you plan ahead. Here are some tips for stress-free family trips to fairs.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips For Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairs
Hello, I'm Holly Deambrosi for About.com. Would you like to introduce your family to different cultures, the arts, great food or entertainment? Why not take them to your city's next street fair? If you're heading to a local street fair this weekend, here are some things you need to know to keep your trip stress-free.
Research Ahead for Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairs
First check online to see what information you can find out about the street fair. Look for hours, locations, admission. Knowing these things ahead of time will save you from waiting in long lines and give you more time to enjoy the festival.
Go When It's Less Busy for Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairs
If the fair is a multi-day event, try to go during the week or early in the day. You'll find it a lot less crowded and will have first pick of any merchandise for sale.
Consider Food Safety for Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairs
If you'll be eating at the fair and are concerned about food safety, look for booths run by restaurants. Most towns now require food vendors to meet the approval of local health department codes and booths will be inspected. So most street fair food should be safe to eat.
Bring Extra Bags for Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairs
Bring along a tote bag or wagon to carry your purchases. You'll save your back from getting strained and may be able to give that tired little one a ride to the car.
Always Supervise Kids for Stress-Free Family Trips to Fairs
Often street fairs will have special areas with children's activities. It can be tempting to relax surveillance when your children are on a ride, but it is important to supervise children at all times. Never assume that your kids will be all right if left to themselves.
Enjoy your next family outing! To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.