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Peaceful Traveling with Children Lincoln NE

ARE WE THERE YET? Wouldn't it be wonderful if those words had never been invented! Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn’t have to be. I have raised four children and have six grandchildren and I love taking them with me.

State Fair Park Campground
(402) 473-4287
Lincoln, NE
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 1-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Additional Facilities
Ice

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Conestoga State Recreation Area
(402) 796-2362
Denton, NE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Branched Oak Lake State Recreation Area
(402) 783-3400
Malcolm, NE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Pine Grove RV Park*
(402) 944-3550
23403 Mynard Rd
Greenwood, NE
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Camp A Way
(800) 421-7116, (402) 476-2282
200 Campers Circle
Lincoln, NE
Campground Availability
90 Total Camp/RV Sites, 91 20 Amp Service, 91 30 Amp Service, 49 50 Amp Service, 90 Electric and Water, 89 Full Hookups, 80 Max RV Length, 47 Pull-Thru Sites, 1 Rental Trailers, 91 Sideouts, 5 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals, Park Trailers,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

Camp-A-Way*
(866) 719-2267
200 Campers Cir
Lincoln, NE
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Patios, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Sports Field

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Sandy Channel State Recreation Area
(308) 865-5305
Elm Creek, NE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing

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Bluestem State Recreation Area
(402) 471-5545
Sprague, NE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground

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Olive Creek State Recreation Area
(402) 471-5566
Kramer, NE
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Boating, Lake Fishing

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Pine Grove RV Park and Campground
(800) 421-7116, (402) 944-3550
23403 Mynard Rd
Greenwood, NE
Campground Availability
100 Total Camp/RV Sites, 89 20 Amp Service, 89 30 Amp Service, 66 50 Amp Service, 100 Electric and Water, 89 Electric Only, 89 Full Hookups, 75 Max RV Length, 10 No Hookups, 66 Pull-Thru Sites, 100 Sideouts, 23 Tent Sites,

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Peaceful Traveling with Children

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February 20, 2010 by RA Manseau · 2 Comments  

Three children in car

ARE WE THERE YET? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if those words had never been invented! Traveling with children a long distance can be a real trial, but it doesn’t have to be. I have raised four children and have six grandchildren and I love taking them with me. I have learned what works well, what works for a while and what not to bother trying. (Don’t bother telling them to be quite or still! They really can’t do either very long.) Here are my top 5 suggestions of how to keep them happy and yourself sane on a family trip.

Preparations for Traveling with Children

Snacks

Children are always hungry and thirsty. It will cut down the whining if they don’t have to go hungry and thirsty the whole trip. When packing for the family trip plan mess free snacks, stay away from chocolate or any other melty sticky gooey food stuff that you don’t want to clean off the seats, floors and windows. Bring bottled water, and a felt tip pen to mark names on bottles. Don’t bring anything in the car that when spilled will make a sticky stain. Doesn’t Natural Law state, “The messier the mess the more likely the spill?”

Allow extra time

Depending on just how far your family trip is and how much time you have. Plan time for scheduled restroom breaks. Don’t let restroom stops be optional! If you plan restroom stops at even intervals and make everyone get out of the car and “try” to go, you will have a lot less, “But, I didn’t have to go then.” Even with scheduled stops there will be times when traveling with children that they need to “go.” And, there isn’t anything to do then but stop the car. But if you make them at least try to go potty at the scheduled stops, you will find the necessity for unplanned stops greatly reduced.

Little girl in puddle

Take extra clothes

It is inevitable that if you don’t take extra clothes on your family trip, you will end up at the store buying them or have a child that is cold and miserable for hours. Children spill, fall down, find puddles and wet there pants. That is just the way they are, they really can’t help it! Bring a plastic bag to put the wet clothes into so they aren’t soaking into the carpet or worst case scenario, stinking up the car. It only takes an extra few minutes of preparation to save a lot of bother later.

On the Family Trip

Be free

Family trips are about everyone in the family having a good time. Children love to feel empowered and free. They love to think that you put everything on hold for them. One of the best memories I hear my children talk about was a time when we were on a 6 hour drive home and we passed a sign on the freeway that said, “Zoo next exit” They were tickled pink when I said, “Do you want to go to the zoo?” The choice was theirs, they were empowered, and by doing something totally off the plan they felt free. (So did I) We got home a little later than I had planned and I was tired the next day. But, I wo...

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