Travelling with kids is fantastic as long as you’re organised! Far better to have sticker books and games to hand than have nothing to distract them with on long journeys or waits at the airport.
We’ve a fabulous Limited Edition London Bus Trunki suitcase to giveaway in conjunction with the At Home Parenting magazine!
My youngest just loves her Trunki – having her own case to pack (which fits in a huge amount of stuff for the size as it stows in most air-craft hand-luggage compartments) and of course wheeling around or being towed on it.
Carry on bag – make sure each of your children has their own carry on bag whether you’re travelling by car, train, boat or plane. That way they will take ownership over what they will play with. Think longer term rather than just the journey. Two of my children once decided to pack a selection of playmobil pieces (which I was sure they’d lose!) and they played beautifully all week with them.
Sticker books and pens – are a winner every time on journeys from toddler to almost teens who will love to help younger siblings. A good selection of sticker books, pads and colouring pens can buy you hours of amusement (and peace and quiet…)
Electronics – can be great to while away time waiting for flights, buses or ferries but beware of using them in the car as they can cause travel sickness. Obviously, you’ll need to limit the time your children use them but they can be a godsend for watching movies or playing games when there’s nothing to do but wait. Don’t forget to take chargers and adapters.
Tennis ball, Frisbee – if you’re travelling by car then stick in a tennis ball, football or Frisbee to have a throw around with the kids when you stop for a break.
Drinks & snacks – it goes without saying that you’ll need plenty of snacks and water to see you through a long journey – for you and the kids…
Medicine bag – it’s always worth having a small stash of medicinal essential such as plasters, calpol, travel sickness remedies and sun cream etc to see you through the trip.
And don’t forget to use My Nametags stickers on everything from backpacks and suitcases to special toys, cameras, iPads and nintendos.
To win a Limited Edition London Bus Trunki all you have to do is follow this link and answer the tricky question on the At Home website!!