It’s no secret that we love to travel, but we want to travel light whilst keeping the kids entertained, so here are our top 5 must-have holiday toys for under 3’s.
Things to consider…
Ultimately, when deciding on what to pack, there are 4 basic things to think about.
- Size – is it difficult to pack or carry?
- Weight – will it be too heavy for your luggage?
- Play Time – how long will it keep your little ones entertained?
- Batteries required – will you need to take extras or declare your batteries at the airport?
The items we swear by tick all of the boxes! Read on for our tried-and-tested recommendations. Please note, this article contains some affiliate links for your convenience.
There are some great 4-in-1 puzzle packs on the market that offer great value and are very compact.
We love these ones from JigsawPuzzle.co.uk: My First Puzzle – Disney Baby 4 Puzzles (£8.99)
Flash / Snap Cards
Compact and versatile, create new games and learn along the way.
We found these ones on Etsy to be amazing value for money and highly recommended: Alphabet Flash Cards A-Z (£3.99)
Designed to encourage curiosity, the possibilities are endless! Is it a hat? Is it a beach toy? Truth is, it’s whatever you want it to be!
Buy yours from KIDLY here: Bilibo Sensory Toy (£30.00)
No mess, lightweight, compact and creative. All you need is a tiny amount of water and a bit of imagination!
Get yours at Argos here: Tomy Aquadoodle AquaDraw Travel Drawing Bag (£10.00)
Every parent’s dream – your kids will want to take their own luggage! Fun and functional, and somewhere to store the above, the Trunki is a must-have for anyone travelling with kids. Did you know you can also design your own?!
Bag yours today directly from Trunki here: Trunki Ride-On Suitcase (£39.99)
Their favourite soft toy / comforter for a good night’s sleep.
Their favourite bed time story.
What are your little one’s must-have toys when travelling? Let us know in the comments – we’d love to hear your ideas!