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Sillybillymuckypup Fri 02-Jan-15 13:54:36

Will be in Scotland with my 4 year old and 2 year old for 3 weeks in February. Can take some toys with us and am on the search for those perfect toys which will keep them happy for a few hours playing inside on a rainy day.

Already got play-doh, drawing materials etc on the list but hoping for more suggestions. Thank you!

Rockchick1984 Fri 02-Jan-15 15:26:19

Thomas and Friends take and play sets - best toys ever and don't take up too much space when folded!

Sillybillymuckypup Fri 02-Jan-15 20:24:18

Thanks - will check that out although my kids aren't that into trains yet - hopefully could change that though.

Any other suggestions? Any christmas toys that your 4 year olds or 2 year olds are loving?

Still have some christmas money from relatives to spend on them so planning on buying a few new toys to take with us. Thanks

Tzibeleh Fri 02-Jan-15 20:30:03

Might be a little advanced for your younger dc, but check out Storycubes. We've been playing with them as a family since youngest was 4. Excellent toy for the whole family,

Momzilla82 Fri 02-Jan-15 20:32:19

Take along playmobil carry case? I got them for my nephew to take on an airplane.

I small section of sticker books?

trilbydoll Fri 02-Jan-15 20:33:47

DD got Farm in a Tin and loves it, although it does prompt endless choruses of EIEIO. Very portable though.

CharlesRyder Fri 02-Jan-15 20:39:10

TBH ipad/ tablet.

Not great to have them attached to a screen I know but there are so many things you can download for free for both age groups. Will you have wifif?

If you had angry birds and some lego games for the 4yo and alphablocks tv and cbeebies app for 2yo it would kill hours.

WidowWadman Fri 02-Jan-15 20:41:55

Playmobil in carry case, or Lego in a carry case

Sillybillymuckypup Fri 02-Jan-15 21:12:17

Thanks - great ideas - never seen the playmobile carry cases but think my 4 year old would love them. Story cubes also look good although not sure if they're quite old enough.

ICantDecideOnAUsername Fri 02-Jan-15 21:13:47

Leap pad! Hours of quietsmile!

Sillybillymuckypup Fri 02-Jan-15 21:26:07

Just looked for lego in a carry case but can't seem to find any - does this exist?

CharlesRyder Fri 02-Jan-15 21:35:36

Creator does three things in one and comes in transportable boxes.

Blankiefan Fri 02-Jan-15 21:38:30

Would your 2yo still play with a scuttlebug? They fold remarkably well for the type of toy.

ch1134 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:51:47


eastmidswarwicknightnanny Sat 03-Jan-15 04:38:40

Aqua doodle
Busy books
Books that have a puzzle on every page
Mellissa n Doug making kits for 4yr old
Sticker activity books
Travel guess who

All of above we took on plane for 6hr flight in May when he was 3.5yrs

Sillybillymuckypup Sat 03-Jan-15 10:40:53

Lego creator looks great - think I'll get one of those for my 4 year old as he's just getting into it.

Sillybillymuckypup Sat 03-Jan-15 10:41:44

And thanks for the aqua doodle reminder - we have one somewhere so will dig it out

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