Sticker Books and Colouring Books

I think it’s a great idea for kids to have their own “kids hand luggage!. When travelling with my boys I always pack a bag for them. When babies a few items within the changing bag seemed enough to keep them amused, however now they are older then more items have to be packed. I always make sure the stuff they take in their hand luggage or in the car can be used while on holiday too. Especially if they are waiting for food to be cooked and they need to play for a bit.

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5 Items To Pack In Your Kids Hand Luggage

Reading Books

Reading Books

Whether they can read by themselves or need some help, books are always great to take away with you. My two are still a bit young to be reading themselves so I take books which we can read together. This is great for the bedtime stories too. I also have a leapreader for Big K which he enjoys using too.

Sticker Books and Colouring Books

Sticker Books, Colouring Books & Crayons

Sticker books are a great hit, especially when we are driving. They can keep them entertained for ages. If you kids love drawing then colouring books may be an alternative.

Kids Toys

Cars, Buses, Trains and Trucks

By this I mean toys your kids are interested in playing with. Small items that won’t take up too much space but you know will keep them entertained for a bit. As my two boys are always playing with cars, trains and trucks we always let them take them with us while on holiday.

Favourite toys

Favourite Teddy

May not be for every parent as you have to be constantly on the ball that they don’t lose the teddy. However, Big K always takes 3 teddies with him and Little K has two that he usually takes with him. I have however on a number of occasions had to retrace our steps to find a dropped teddy!

DVD Player

Tablet, DVD Player etc

Again maybe not for everyone, but when all else fails a dvd player or a few games on their tablet will soon keep them entertained. Big K loves watching a DVD while in the car. Although he is never can get through a whole DVD and often swaps the DVDs around.


If your kids like an added bit of comfort then travel pillows are the perfect option for travelling with kids.

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5 Items To Pack In Your Kids Hand Luggage

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I have always had an interest in travel and now I have My two boys I want them to see more than just the UK. I hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children.

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