Many have concerns about how their child will react to a new situation, and how members of the general public will treat their child. There are also worries surrounding transport and the cost of a day out, as well as the availability of accessible facilities, especially toilets and changing areas.
I realise that the behaviour of my child may be an issue for some people but I don't have a problem going out and I'm not embarrassed if he throws a tantrum. It's the way he is and people have to deal with it.
Day trips can undoubtedly be stressful, and the amount of organisation required means they are rarely spontaneous. However, with careful planning and access to the right resources, families can enjoy time out together and make the most of the activities and events available in their local area.