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Toys for holidays, plane and car journeys ideas

(16 Posts)
Heirhelp Sat 04-Feb-17 14:39:21

So we are soon going to bite the bullet and go on a road trip with then 11 month DD and then at 13 go on holiday on a plane.

Does anybody have any ideas for toys or tips to make it as painless as possible.

SpongebobRoundPants Sat 04-Feb-17 15:00:37


billabye Sat 04-Feb-17 19:19:55

These buckle toys are brilliant and entertained my DD on many flights. We fly a few times a year and keep the travel toys in the travel bag, in the loft. That way they don't lose their novelty.

Oh and fiddly snacks that take a while to eat.

HeyMicky Sat 04-Feb-17 19:22:44

At that age I fed mine. A lot grin

Other ideas:

Buckle toys
Wind up toys
Stacking cups
Jointed snake toys
Hide and squeak eggs
Small beads on wires

OutwardBound2016 Sat 04-Feb-17 19:26:29

Go to the pound shop, buy everything that could have some play value (little net of bricks/craft stuff/toy tea set) wrap each one up in tissue paper/wrapping paper and produce one wrapped 'surprise' every 45minures or so. Works a treat!

scrivette Sat 04-Feb-17 19:33:04

Post it notes to draw on then stick everywhere, great fun!

scrivette Sat 04-Feb-17 19:33:33

Oh and snacks, lots of small snacks.

Umblubblub Sat 04-Feb-17 19:37:49

Mini Aqua doodle-all you need is water!
Lots of little presents/snacks, I wrapped mine up and they loved unwrapping them
Sticker activity books
CBeebies mags or similar
I aimed to give them something new every 30 mins, even if it was just a box of raisins in wrapping paper!

MarciaBlaine Sat 04-Feb-17 19:42:35

Stacking cups are good. They take up no room and can be used on beach, in pool, in bath for hair washing/playing, on dry land etc. Ours were going for years.

Heirhelp Sun 05-Feb-17 15:30:03

Thank you.

Cakescakescakes Sun 05-Feb-17 15:46:01

CBeebies magazine
Sticker book with crayons


Heirhelp Sun 05-Feb-17 16:08:14

She does not watch CBeebies so does not know the characters. Should we still get her the magazine?

Cakescakescakes Mon 06-Feb-17 00:24:28

Try a sticker book instead then. The Usborne ones are great. Loads of themes.

Cakescakescakes Mon 06-Feb-17 00:25:47

RTKangaMummy Mon 06-Feb-17 00:46:41

Deffo wrap up every little thing in wrapping paper to make more exciting but also more exiting

We got glove puppets as main activity as you can make up stories with them, and loads of games like hide and seek etc


RTKangaMummy Mon 06-Feb-17 00:47:27

Exciting 🙂🙂

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