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littlem133 Wed 02-Aug-17 18:16:49

Hello mumsnetters

I am soon to be driving to Austria with our 3 boys, aged 2, 8 & 10. I want to put together a cheap bag of bits and bobs each to entertain them. We're still taking the obligatory screens and DVD player. Apart from sticker and puzzle books, anyone got any ideas?

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Petalbird Wed 02-Aug-17 18:18:40

Kinder eggs, little packet toys?

littlem133 Wed 02-Aug-17 18:37:22

What sort of packet toys?

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Howmanysleepstilchristmas Thu 03-Aug-17 10:43:56

I spy books! They sell them on amazon

bagofsnakes Thu 03-Aug-17 14:21:40

Hi there,

We leave on Saturday and have two days of transit with my boys (2.5 and 5. I have a 'bag of tricks' to keep them entertained along the way. It's going to be slightly different as we are travelling by plane, so some things that I have might not work for you. Right now the bag contains:
- Lego mini figures in bags
- Wooden spinning tops
- Mini naughts and crosses game
- A new set of Top Trumps cards
- Figure puppets
- Mini play doh tubs

I have also got a couple of new magazines for them (CBeebies for the small, Ninjargo for the big) and colouring books with crayons.

And snacks! A ton of snacks, because snacking is very much an activity. It's all generally healthy stuff so that I don't have to set limits on it, within the realms of what I have, they can have what they want.

We do this trip at least once a year but this is the first time in a long time that we won't be flying direct and instead taking 4 (4!) planes over two days... wish me luck!


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bagofsnakes Thu 03-Aug-17 14:28:46

Do you have a Tiger store near you? They can be great for picking up cheap travel supplies.

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