Travelling Activities Top Tips

Travelling Activities Top Tips


Hopefully summer holidays and travelling is beginning to be top of mind. Looking forward to the holiday can be tainted by the thought of travelling, but getting there should be part of the fun. So finding something to do on a journey, whether it’s keeping occupied while travelling or taking the tedium out of waiting around, is key.

Nowadays we use our phones for all sorts of amusements and games, but to go back to basics with ‘real’ activities or games, what do we need to consider?

Doesn’t matter if you’re flying or going by car it’s always weight and/or space.

Take things that can be folded or don’t take up much room in luggage, are lightweight, and that are easy to bring out a use quickly and don’t need a load of time to set us.  Also think about flexibility with a mix of games that could involve a lot of people, or to play solo.  And finally not too many bits in the game to lose!

Flat items can be used either as a lap activity in the car or on the plane’s fold down table, such as colouring books, dry wipe boards and activity books.


Try these activities and games …..

  • Water wow activity book – water only so no mess, the pages go back to plain to use again and again.
  • Dominoes – played all round the world, join together and find new friends!
  • Travel games in a tin – What Am I game like Animal, Vegetable and Mineral with loads of suggestions.
  • Magnetic travel games – easy to put in hand luggage and closes to keep the pieces safe, choose chess, sea battle or snakes and ladders.
  • Small box games – fast and furious 10 Up, or quick thinking Fast Flags.
  • Scratch art - flat and easy to do creative activity for wet days and quiet time.
  • Dry wipe board abc and numbers – double sided with plain and an activity, lightweight, use dry wipe pens for colouring and drawing, practising letters and numbers, playing games such as hangman or noughts and crosses
  • Colouring books adult and kids – quiet time for kids, mindfulness for adults!
  • Books – light weight fabric baby books with peek a boo and crinkles, children’s musical and flip flap books.
  • Travel activity – take binoculars, a compass and battery operated headlight to be the adventurer, or use travel snap cards to learn easy first words in 4 languages English, French, Spanish and Italian.
  • Inflatables – world globe to see where you’re going to or track where you’ve been, inflatable pool toys like swimming balls, rings and armbands, sword play set, or shark game.
  • Tantrix table top game of linking colours – choose the game set in a bag which has 5 different games with over 30 puzzles games solo or for up to 4 players.
  • Playing cards - snap with various themes for children or adults - and standard cards to play myriad of traditional games like Whist, Pontoon, Solitaire and Patience, or even Canasta.

Created On  8 Jun 2018 12:48 in How to ... Top Tips  -  Permalink

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