We have had many UK holidays as a family, we have been to
Butlins, Bluestone and caravan holidays. This year however will be our first
family holiday abroad.
I’m excited as I haven’t been on an airplane for many years
but it will be my children’s first time flying. It’s only a two/two and half
hour flight but I do wonder how they will cope being cooped up in a small space
for this amount of time, especially my son as he can never seem to sit still
for long. He loves running around, jumping off the sofas and is always nagging
to go out for a walk.
know to gather their top tips for keeping kids entertained during a flight.
Take small toys, perhaps
some plastic tat from the Poundshop, to open every hour. Little toys, colouring
books etc. Small lightweight toys that are going to keep them entertained for a
little part of that hour!
Definitely an IPad or
tablet – download some games and videos to keep them busy.
books and one of the multi-colour pens so less likely to lose it, headphones to
plug in and watch inflight movies or IPads if short haul, snacks (preferably
low sugar), kids Rubik cubes.
My kids love the pieces from the ‘stuck on stories’ books, They spend ages sticking the to the window and tray tables. I would also recommend taking sticker books, colouring books, small story books and something new along with drinks and snacks. I usually aim for a new activity every 30 minutes!
Snacks are great for keeping them occupied for a short while. Get them to pick out their favourite ones themselves from the shop beforehand.