Top Tips For Long Distance Travel With Kids + Giveaway!


Travelling with kids can be amazing, but it can also be horrendous!

There’s the packing, then the in-car entertainment, the list is endless. I’ve teamed up with Destination2 to bring you my top tips for travelling long distance with kids.

  • Entertainment is key – be it games, in-car movies or sing-a-long’s, keeping mind’s active is important.
  • Snacks, snacks, and more snacks – hungry children make grumpy children, and there’s nothing worse than grumpy children when your stuck on the motorway.
  • Plan your route – make sure you know where and when you’ll stop for toilet breaks and fresh air.

Despite not yet taking my children abroad, I do have experience in long distance travel with kids. I used to travel to Wales via coach with my then 8 month old daughter. The journey took around 7 hours and at times could be an absolute nightmare!

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  1. Tracy Nixon (@tracyknixon) 23rd July 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Even if all your children are long out of nappies, don’t forget the baby wipes. They’re useful for washing hands, cleaning toilet seats, and wiping down restaurant tables. In the same spirit, little bottles of hand cleanser can be a lifesaver in some countries, but check the travel regulations for liquids well in advance.

    • Yasmine 2nd August 2017 / 12:50 am

      My tip is to buy them new toys as this will occupy them and keep them busy

  2. fiona waterworth 23rd July 2017 / 6:47 pm

    lots of games and a well stocked first aid kit

  3. Jayne L 23rd July 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Take plenty of drinks and food and remember to allow enough time for all of those toilet breaks 🙂

  4. Alica 23rd July 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Most kids love the novelty of travelling by train, bus and boat, use public transport where possible! 🙂

  5. Susan Smith 23rd July 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Take plenty to entertain them, so many travelling games out now, and books and also snacks and drinks

  6. Kirsty Hosty 23rd July 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Lots of munchies, in car DVD player and lots of travel games

  7. laura banks 23rd July 2017 / 8:11 pm

    take plenty of food and activities

  8. Caroline Hunter 23rd July 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Get them to count various things on the way like black cars, pheasants, lamp posts etc. It keeps them amused and not continually asking ‘Are we there yet!’

  9. Rachel 23rd July 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Be prepared for their needs. This will depend on the age/ stage of development, child/ren’s interests etc. Children often enjoy being involved in arts and crafts. They require access to sufficient refreshments, important to avoid dehydration. Regular healthy meals and snacks. They have toileting and personal hygiene needs. As well as somewhere comfortable and appropriate to rest and / or sleep.

  10. Julia Lawson 23rd July 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Lots of games to keep them entertained plus the odd I-Spy book doesnt hurt either 🙂 And plenty of (healthy) snacks and water.

  11. sdrummond1966hotmailcouk 23rd July 2017 / 8:55 pm

    plenty of snacks and water and make it an adventure collecting leaves and tickets from attractions to make into a picture / collage

  12. Solange 23rd July 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Remember the baby wipes. Even if all your children are long out of nappies, don’t forget the baby wipes. They’re useful for washing hands, cleaning toilet seats, and wiping down restaurant tables. In the same spirit, little bottles of hand cleanser can be a lifesaver in some countries.

  13. claire woods 23rd July 2017 / 9:18 pm

    keep them entertained

  14. Ashleigh Allan 23rd July 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Plan and be prepared

  15. tee simpson 23rd July 2017 / 10:36 pm

    bring snacks

  16. Kayleigh Watkins 23rd July 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Take plenty of snacks, drinks and service station stops xxx

  17. Patricia Avery 23rd July 2017 / 11:44 pm

    Make sure you build up a regular routine of activities while travelling eg word games, singing, watching DVDs, listening to music etc

  18. Sophie Camara Boatman 24th July 2017 / 2:49 am

    Story audio tapes are great for long journeys

  19. joanna butler-savage 24th July 2017 / 6:12 am

    don’t do it!!!

  20. Sue McCarthy 24th July 2017 / 6:58 am

    I don’t have any kids but I imagine lots of things to keep them occupied would be useful

  21. Sarah Carter 24th July 2017 / 7:54 am

    colouring books and lots of snacks

  22. iain maciver 24th July 2017 / 7:55 am

    make it fun

  23. Matthew Warman 24th July 2017 / 10:05 am

    I would say just don’t travel with them but that would be horrid so just take lots of games to entertain them!

  24. Michaela Smith 24th July 2017 / 10:24 am

    Wet wipes 🙂

  25. fiona cullen 24th July 2017 / 10:24 am

    carry wet wipes,paper and pencils and snacks

  26. Karen Barrett 24th July 2017 / 10:34 am

    I let the children pack their own travel bag, encouraging them to take small items to play with. We also have a snack and drinks bag plus games and a movie in the ipad for longer journeys.

  27. Kay Sherman 24th July 2017 / 10:59 am

    Loads of snacks and games

  28. Michelle smith 24th July 2017 / 11:12 am

    Take a portable dvd player along for the journey and a good choice of dvds.

  29. MARK THOMAS 24th July 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Lots of drinks and snacks . Plenty of activity books.

  30. Margaret Clarkson 24th July 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Always take a couple of books to read to them en eoute

  31. Fiona 24th July 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Lots of snacks and activities that are new and fun

  32. carolyn heyworth 24th July 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Keep them occupied, games and munchies a must !

  33. Jo Richards 24th July 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Take an iPad or or portable DVD player with plenty of films and loads of snacks for them

  34. Rosalind Sargent 24th July 2017 / 1:21 pm

    A portable DVD player for the car journey with a plug that plugs into cigarette lighter and plenty of DVD’s

  35. Carolynn Woodland 24th July 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Take plenty of things to amuse them and don’t forget the wet wipes

  36. Stevie 24th July 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Keeping local helps. Especially for young children.

  37. Lindsey Stuart 24th July 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Always take something that will entertain your little ones the most whilst travelling! I always make sure tablets are fully charged before we set off on our journey, Take plenty snacks and juice too 🙂

  38. Angela Fitzjohn 24th July 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Have a plan, but be prepared to be very flexible for times to go at kids speed and kids moods.

  39. marycarol 24th July 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Spare clothese and distraction xx

  40. Annabel Greaves 24th July 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Make sure they have plenty of things to entertain themselves with, like books, magazines and games

  41. debbie davies 24th July 2017 / 3:12 pm

    baby wipes

  42. Steven S 24th July 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Keep a limit on the amount of screen time they have. That’s how our start getting nauseous.

  43. stuart hargreaves 24th July 2017 / 3:16 pm

    take plenty of snacks and drinks, the snacks include fresh fruit and nuts

  44. emibabs 24th July 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Always have snacks on hand!

  45. Victoria Thurgood 24th July 2017 / 3:33 pm

    colouring books and pencils and a few travel games

  46. ali thorpe 24th July 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Plenty of games, wet wipes, snaks and films if possible.

  47. abbyed33 24th July 2017 / 4:04 pm

    try and get as much travelling done at night as you can so they can sleep

  48. Katharine Balyuzi 24th July 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Travel sickness tablets!

  49. isis1981uk 24th July 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Wet wipes & snacks!!!

  50. Sheena Batey 24th July 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Wet wipes, snacks, drinks and patience are needed.

  51. Laura Jeffs 24th July 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Keep them entertained with plenty of games and dvds

  52. Joanne casey 24th July 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I make sure there are games, snacks & drinks to keep them busy and hopefully avoid the “are we nearly there yet” whinge!

  53. Sharon Worsley 24th July 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Be prepared, make stops and have an in car DVD player

  54. Andrew Petrie 24th July 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Make sure , insist in fact , that they eat well before you leave.

  55. p2ffu 24th July 2017 / 5:51 pm

    To take along snacks and some games to keep them occupied.

  56. Zoe C 24th July 2017 / 5:53 pm

    If possible travel early hours of the morning, that way children can stay asleep, less traffic and not hot if it’s summer

  57. Polly Rogers 24th July 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Shamefully it’s to bring a tablet!!!

  58. Becky Channing 24th July 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Lots of games!

  59. Vicki D 24th July 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Bring lots of entertainment, food and wet wipes.

  60. sb 24th July 2017 / 6:46 pm

    take distraction snacks

  61. Andrea Fletcher 24th July 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Travel games and a story tape.

  62. laura stewart 24th July 2017 / 7:13 pm

    we play lots of games in the car x

  63. Nicola Marshall 24th July 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Travel games, first aid kit & lots of wipes. Oh and lots of fun!

  64. arabella bazley 24th July 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Expect the unexpected, you will always forget something or overlook something so keep calm and the children will keep calm.

  65. Bryan Murphy 24th July 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Give yourself plenty of time for loo breaks

  66. Lorraine Kirk 24th July 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Travel at night and hope they sleep!

  67. Emma Nixon 24th July 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Lots of games and things to keep them occupied

  68. Tracy Hanley 24th July 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Pack things for them to do so they dont get bored, also dont forget there favourite toy

  69. Rhia Drew 24th July 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Take a portable DVD player, handheld video game console and a tablet!

  70. Joanne Darnell 24th July 2017 / 7:54 pm

    sweets books and toys

  71. Janice Dunn 24th July 2017 / 8:04 pm

    Lots of games and fun music for a sing a long

  72. Kath Jones 24th July 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I always take some bubble wrap. It entertains my 3 children for hours!

  73. lokasey 24th July 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Things to keep them occupied liked iPad or DVD player

  74. Anthony Harrington 24th July 2017 / 8:58 pm

    take lots of snacks and things to amuse them, ipad or portable DVD player can be very handy indeed!

  75. Julie F 24th July 2017 / 9:10 pm

    make sure you take plenty of travel games

  76. Kayleigh Watkins 24th July 2017 / 9:24 pm

    We take portable DVD players and headphones for our children xxx

  77. Eliza Rychlowska 24th July 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Tablet with their favourite cartoons always helped 😁

  78. Kate Fox-Pope 24th July 2017 / 9:38 pm

    play ‘yellow car’

  79. CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND 24th July 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Plenty of snacks, drinks , and travel games

  80. Jo Jones 24th July 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Wet wipes are so handy for everything even grown ups!

  81. Katie Skeoch 24th July 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Activity books & stickers work well. Hangman is also a great game to play

  82. Maggie Coates 24th July 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Consider driving whilst they are asleep

  83. Sidrah Ahmed 24th July 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Plenty of snacks,drinks and activities

  84. Clare D 24th July 2017 / 11:03 pm

    Take drinks and snacks with you

  85. Janice 24th July 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I think the trick is to make sure they aren’t too tired and keep them occupied

  86. Katie Faith Howell 24th July 2017 / 11:39 pm

    A charged iPhone with lots of kid-friendly apps!

  87. Harriet Leonard 25th July 2017 / 12:40 am

    My top tips would be lost of snacks & lots of distractions such a colouring or mini board games.

  88. hali kinson 25th July 2017 / 6:19 am

    Take some drawing books

  89. Joanne casey 25th July 2017 / 7:14 am

    Car games are also a good move, eye spy is an old favourite

  90. Andrew Petrie 25th July 2017 / 11:39 am

    An array of gadgets including a laptop and ipod should do the trick.

  91. Victoria Hemmings 25th July 2017 / 2:16 pm

    an entertainment, books, stickers, toys for every hour of travelling and snacks of course.

  92. Justine L Hughes 25th July 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Make sure they have plenty to occupy them on the journey, tablets and portable DVD players are great for this.

  93. spanner15 25th July 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Always bring plenty of snacks and things to do!

  94. Helen Stratton 25th July 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Allow time for pit-stops.

  95. Lori Darling 25th July 2017 / 4:22 pm

    lot of healthy snacks drinks

  96. Kayleigh Watkins 25th July 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Play games like I spy and who’s can see a certain colour car first etc xxx

  97. Claire Glace 25th July 2017 / 10:23 pm

    For me its lots of forward thinking, and planning ahead….

  98. Sylvia Paul 25th July 2017 / 10:35 pm

    Take some reading books and sit in the back with them. Take it in turns to read x

  99. Victoria Thurgood 25th July 2017 / 11:56 pm

    bring snacks

  100. Fay 26th July 2017 / 1:02 am

    Pack plenty of things to keep them entertained. And lots of snacks!

  101. Lori Darling 26th July 2017 / 7:29 am

    Play lots of games to keep them occupied

  102. Joanne casey 26th July 2017 / 7:40 am

    Make sure you have a rubbish bag too!

  103. Clair 26th July 2017 / 11:29 am

    I don’t have a kid but I think plenty snacks and toilet trips!

  104. Judy Kennedy 26th July 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I always dress them in really comfy clothes, baggy and loose

  105. Ailsa 26th July 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Have low expectations

  106. Rachel 26th July 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Aim to ensure they are comfortable, ideally with somewhere suitable where they can rest / sleep. Ensure sufficient refreshments, nutritious food and snacks. Suitable activities / entertainment.

  107. Kayleigh Watkins 26th July 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Let them nap if they want it xxx

  108. Mel Turner 26th July 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Lots of snacks and small games to play like pack of cards

  109. Joanne casey 27th July 2017 / 9:39 am

    If it’s a long journey we leave in the early hours, the kids can sleep and we miss traffic

  110. STACY SORRELL 27th July 2017 / 11:04 am

    make sure the ipad is fully charged!!!

  111. Louisa 27th July 2017 / 11:17 am

    Plenty of snacks and games

  112. Michelle Sykes 27th July 2017 / 11:25 am

    Take plenty of baby wipes

  113. cheryl price 27th July 2017 / 12:49 pm

    lots of snacks and water for the journey

  114. Lindsey Stuart 27th July 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Remember snacks, juice and colouring in sets! It is amazing how much time passes when they are colouring in 🙂

  115. Kayleigh Watkins 27th July 2017 / 8:47 pm

    My 12 year old son always has travel sickness so we keep mints chewing gums and hard boiled sweets in the glove compartment for him xxx

  116. Katy C Johnston 27th July 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Always take plenty of games and activities! Wet wipes no go amiss too

  117. Natalie Crossan 27th July 2017 / 11:20 pm

    Charge up the old ipad!!

  118. paula cheadle 28th July 2017 / 6:07 am

    make sure you have got plenty of things to do, also plan your trip so you know where you can stop for breaks, because kids always need the toilet

  119. Jayne T 28th July 2017 / 6:27 am

    Pack them each a goodie bag to take with them, full of things like healthy snacks, a drink, a colouring book, pencils, pens, notepads, a puzzle book and a travel game.

  120. Joanne casey 28th July 2017 / 8:07 am

    Take a change of clothes in case of accidents

  121. Jo Carroll 28th July 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Always plan on making LOTS of stops 😉 x

  122. Dave C 28th July 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Simple games like eye spy to keep them involved so they don’t get bored!

  123. Hannah Wallington 28th July 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Lots of games and music

  124. Kayleigh Watkins 28th July 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Tranquilizers or hypnotherapy so they sleep all the way (joke) lol xxx

  125. Jade Pawley 28th July 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Snacks, drinks & things to keep them occupied! The last thing you want is a bored child when travelling!

  126. Jodie A Green 28th July 2017 / 11:18 pm

    plenty of snacks, distractions and fun!

  127. Alison Johnson 29th July 2017 / 12:02 am

    Snacks & drinks for small children, entertainment for older ones.

  128. Inga 29th July 2017 / 12:29 am

    Always have games for them to play, crayons and colouring books

  129. paula cheadle 29th July 2017 / 4:15 am

    lots of things to do, and a some drink and food

  130. Gillian Hitchen 29th July 2017 / 11:30 am

    A bag in case they are travel sick!

  131. Dawn Hull 29th July 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Take plenty of things to keep them occupied. For example story books and colouring books.

  132. Gillian McClelland 29th July 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Plenty of snacks and games and a must have is plenty of baby wipes

  133. Jules Eley 29th July 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Take lots of snacks and hand gel¬

  134. kathy cakebread 29th July 2017 / 8:11 pm

    make sure you play lots of games and keep their minds occupied or you’ll get the dreaded are we there yet!

  135. Tammy Artherton 29th July 2017 / 9:07 pm

    sweets a pack of cards and games x

  136. Kayleigh Watkins 29th July 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Take a portable power bank to keep tablets charged we also had a portable WiFi device xxx

  137. Stacey Leigh 30th July 2017 / 9:56 am

    I think you need to plan lots of car games like I-spy, guess the missing word etc and make sure you pack plenty of snacks and juice, oh and changes of clothes!

  138. Nikki Hayes 30th July 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Don’t – I hate having children in my car 😀

  139. Kayleigh Watkins 30th July 2017 / 11:08 pm

    Keep them entertained with games and “helping” find things on the way like signs etc

  140. Amy buckley 31st July 2017 / 2:16 am

    A picnic and always a packet of wipes for mucky hands

  141. Ruth Harwood 31st July 2017 / 12:39 pm

    Take loads to occupy them and some drinks and sweets xx

  142. Samantha Atherton 31st July 2017 / 3:40 pm

    pack them a bag filled with snacks and activities to keep them occupied.

  143. leanne weir 31st July 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Have a couple of stop off points along the way

  144. Kayleigh Watkins 31st July 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Take earplugs for when they start asking are we there yet (usually after 20 minutes) xxx

  145. Carole E 31st July 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Plenty of activities to keep them entertained

  146. Lisa Wilkinson 31st July 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Take plenty of activities and snacks

  147. Helen Swales 31st July 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Be prepared with activities to keep them occupied; these don’t have to be expensive, colouring books and pencils. Also make sure you have plenty of drinks and bags, children can sometimes be sickly on long journeys.

  148. Charlotte 1st August 2017 / 10:32 am

    you can never be under prepared! take lots of fun, food and goodies for the trip

  149. Suzie W 1st August 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Lots of activities

  150. Frida 1st August 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Lots of games!

  151. Kayleigh Watkins 1st August 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Make up checklists of things the are going to see on they way so the can tick them off and draw them when they spot them xxx

  152. Rachell Lynch 1st August 2017 / 8:24 pm

    juice and snacks

  153. Christine Craney 1st August 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Make sure you have plenty of songs that they like or films/programmes they can watch on a portable device.

  154. Amy Lambert 1st August 2017 / 11:38 pm

    take plenty of activities to keep them entertained and a snack

  155. kelandab22 2nd August 2017 / 9:20 am

    Be prepared – better to pack too much then not enough

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  156. emma hussain 2nd August 2017 / 10:17 am

    Lots of snacks, drinks and activities

  157. Yvonne Wilkinson 2nd August 2017 / 11:32 am

    Play I spy. It can last for hours!

  158. Sandra Jo Siddall 2nd August 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I always take lots of travel games and puzzle books/colouring books and sing a long CD’s.

  159. Rachel 2nd August 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Great prize. Long distance travel with children I believe requires taking into account :- refreshment, toileting, meal times, time changes relevant to the journey, sufficient rest, sleep, activities, exercise. Children can be adaptable, their needs are a priority and need to be catered for.

  160. Jayne T 2nd August 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Take lots of snacks and things to keep them busy, such as books, colouring pads and puzzle books.

  161. Jo Hutchings 2nd August 2017 / 4:36 pm

    My top tip is to bring an etch-a-sketch; it will stop you having to continuously pick up crayons and pencils.

  162. Kayleigh Watkins 2nd August 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Make sure they are comfy with plenty of rest stops at services xxx

  163. Lynne OConnor 3rd August 2017 / 12:58 am

    expect everything to take longer than planned so take plenty of snacks, drinks and favourite entertainment, making sure anything electronic is fully charged with spare batteries/portable chargers. Keep a change of clothes handy just in case

  164. Simone Griffin 3rd August 2017 / 6:33 am

    I make little goody packs for long journeys – a few treats (fruit, biscuits, etc) and a toy they haven’t seen for a while x

  165. Anneka Avery 3rd August 2017 / 7:36 am

    Keep calm and don’t stress! Be patient! They are excited too! Keep a pack of wipes, fruit and entertainment to hand especially is there’s a big travel time

  166. Yvonne Wilkinson 3rd August 2017 / 10:09 am

    Plenty of comfort stops

  167. Mark Hopkins 3rd August 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Take an Ipad or LeapPad.

  168. Lindsey Stuart 3rd August 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Plenty snacks, Juice and something to keep them entertained, a good reading book or tablet works wonders for my little one (I have to make sure the tablet is fully charged)

  169. Kayleigh Watkins 3rd August 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Take activity books and pencils xxx

  170. Simone Griffin 4th August 2017 / 6:55 am

    Play lots of games together in the car x

  171. Rachel 4th August 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Lovely prize. Mum’s birthday coming up.

  172. Rachel 4th August 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Involve the children in the preparations for the journey, if possible. As this can assist in communicating to them what to expect, thereby hopefully reducing any anxieties :- By encouraging them to ask questions about where you will be going, stopping for rest breaks, etc, etc.

  173. Kayleigh Watkins 4th August 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Mini games they can play xxx

  174. Ela 5th August 2017 / 4:35 am

    Pack many thing to entertainment them.

  175. Simone Griffin 5th August 2017 / 7:10 am

    If you’re not going on a motorway, the arms and legs game is great – when you go past a pub and it’s your turn, you get the number of points from the names that it has arms and legs – so if it’s the man and his dog you get 8 points – always very competitive game in our car!

  176. Yvonne Wilkinson 5th August 2017 / 7:41 am

    Download their favourite shows onto an iPad

  177. Natalie Crossan 5th August 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Play the license plate game!!! / Reg plate game for us brits!

  178. Naila 5th August 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Take plenty of snacks and drinks, as well as travel games 🙂

  179. Clare Hubbard 5th August 2017 / 7:26 pm

    An iPad with tv shows on is invaluable when travelling long distances

  180. Kayleigh Watkins 5th August 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Make sure you take a cast charger for tablets or a portable charger xxx

    • Kayleigh Watkins 5th August 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Car not cast xx

  181. zoe brown 6th August 2017 / 10:06 am

    grandparents lol

  182. P Wendy Clayton 6th August 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Pack small bags with essentials for each stop and then you aren’t rummaging to the bottom of a big pack for the pack of wipes or the snack you carefully packed

  183. Debi Newman 6th August 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Plenty of snacks and drinks

  184. Rachel 6th August 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Wonderful prize package. Activities such as colouring books, puzzle books, etc :- Can assist the children by keeping them occupied during the journey.

  185. Kayleigh Watkins 6th August 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Keep wet wipes in the glove compartment for easy reach and drinks in door holders xxx

  186. Sara owen 6th August 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I find colouring books and silly games like i spy always seem to help pass time on long journeys

  187. Becky G 7th August 2017 / 8:46 am

    Setting the kids expectations and having regular stops so they can stretch their legs. I always make sure we have dry activities for them to do like sticker mosaics or something like that

  188. Rosalie Miller 7th August 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Travel games, snacks and a first aid kit!

  189. maggie ali 7th August 2017 / 5:24 pm

    We always prepare some games, colouring books and a good old IPad 🙂

  190. Emma Rawlinson 7th August 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Regular stops to stretch legs and have a drink help to break up the journey and burn energy

  191. Jemma Dwyer 7th August 2017 / 8:01 pm

    lots of snacks, paper and pens, and music 😀

  192. Kayleigh Watkins 7th August 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Always keep travel sickness medication in the glove compartment, my son suffers with it xx

  193. Rachel 7th August 2017 / 9:27 pm

    When planning a journey take into account rest stops, etc. As can be an opportunity to freshen up, obtain refreshments. Allow the children some exercise and fresh air with adult supervision.

  194. Sarah Evans 8th August 2017 / 12:01 am

    Bring travel games a colouring book, crayons snacks and if all else fails their favourite program in the tablet.

  195. paula cheadle 8th August 2017 / 12:41 am

    plenty of stuff to do, have finger foods if they get hungry and bottle of ready made up drinks and a bag to put any rubbish in

  196. jo ogden 8th August 2017 / 7:33 am

    have a few snacks and couple of reading books or colouring books keeps them entertained

  197. Rachel 8th August 2017 / 2:46 pm

    When planning, consider :- Will there be a Responsible Adult who can be in charge of the children, entertain them,etc. Or will the adults take it in turn to be the Responsible Adult Caring for the children. Take into account length of journey, Rest Breaks,etc when planning this aspect.

  198. Joanne Heath 8th August 2017 / 7:15 pm

    When you have exhausted all opti No of eye spy, in car games, colouring, snacks, are we there yets! You could play a little game of who can stay quietest the longest! 😂👌🏻 Mine find it way too funny so it doesn’t last long but it gives you a mini breather and was handy on our trip to Scotland (10 hour journey!)

  199. Kayleigh Watkins 8th August 2017 / 8:30 pm

    We keep a cool bag with snacks and drinks in the car, food always helps 😉 xxx

  200. Catherine Gregory 8th August 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Keeping them distracted so the journey is fun. So car games, talking about where you’re going, snacks

  201. joanne casey 9th August 2017 / 7:53 am

    i-spy is always a good one….can get a bit tedious so not for too long!

  202. Lauren L 9th August 2017 / 12:28 pm

    Stops and music to sing to

  203. Joanne thomas 9th August 2017 / 1:15 pm

    story CD’s and try and travel very early or late in the day so they will drift off to sleep whilst listening

  204. Sue McCarthy 9th August 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Take plenty to things to keep them amused

  205. Emma Rawlinson 9th August 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Take plenty of games and activities to keep them occupied

  206. Emma Walton 9th August 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Make sure you have plenty of things to entertain them on the journey and also take some healthy snacks.

  207. Hannah Scudder 9th August 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Take lots of snacks and a tablet!

  208. Kayleigh Watkins 9th August 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Make a list of exciting things you will do at the end of your journey so they know it’s going to be fun when you reach your destination xxx

  209. Sarah Fielding 10th August 2017 / 2:24 am

    Make sure you’re prepared with things for the kids to do!

  210. debbie smith 10th August 2017 / 10:46 am

    i know its gross but my two get car sick so i always bring bags and wipes and antibaterial handwashxx

  211. tina glover 10th August 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Take a lap tray (the type with a bean bag cushion attached to the bottom) and colouring pencils and pads so they draw and colour en route.

  212. Rich Tyler 10th August 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Distractions so they dont get bored / act up

  213. Jolanta K. 10th August 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Always have wet wipes , everything can happen 😁

  214. Emma Rawlinson 10th August 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Travelling overnight can be useful as they’ll hopefully sleep for most of the journey

  215. Kayleigh Watkins 10th August 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Kids tube app is good for the tablet with a variety of songs and child friendly videos xx

  216. caroline kelly 10th August 2017 / 11:36 pm

    A tablet, colouring stuff and snacks.

  217. Chantelle79 11th August 2017 / 11:57 am

    Where possible travel at night. Usually the children will fall asleep. If it’s not possible take plenty of snacks, unsalted or anything that makes you too thirsty. Games and DVDs and a lap tray so they have something to lean on

  218. joanne casey 11th August 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Singing songs to pass the time is another good tip

  219. Tammy (Us Two Plus You) 11th August 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Take an activity bag that you have filled with your childs favourite activities. Doing it customised to the child and not just a general range of items means they will be more interested in using it!

  220. bella smyth 11th August 2017 / 6:33 pm

    take a picnic and stop along the way dont forget the wet wipes then play games like car reg bingo

  221. Danielle Spencer 11th August 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Snacks, drinks, activities and plenty of wet wipes!

  222. Kayleigh Watkins 11th August 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Take mini games xXx

  223. DonnaH 11th August 2017 / 11:03 pm

    for us its plenty of nappy sacks for travel sickness emergencies and wet wipes!!! Other than that a great music playlist for plenty of singalong distraction!

  224. Sarah Robinson 12th August 2017 / 7:13 am

    A bag with bits and bob to entertain them toys, games, story cd, snacks and allow times to stop and stretch legs.

  225. Kayleigh Watkins 12th August 2017 / 11:36 pm

    Make it an adventure, if your children sense you are stressed and worried over the journey they will feel it too xxx

  226. Rebecca Alderson 12th August 2017 / 11:58 pm

    My top tip is to have plenty of distractions. And plenty of wipes, you can never have too many!

  227. Lorna gardner 13th August 2017 / 7:41 am

    Always have baby wipes with u, pick up activities sheets from local library and free downloadable colour sheets too.plenty snacks too and try see who spots say the first caravan or red lorry

  228. paula cheadle 13th August 2017 / 11:24 am

    lots of stuff to do, and a drink with snacks

  229. Corinne Wright 13th August 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Take things that will keep them entertained. If we are traveling far I’ll take an iPad so they can watch a movie and a few toys for the little one. We like to play games as well such as I spy or a quiz.

  230. Nicola Dangerfield 13th August 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Don’t pretend that the wet wipes are just for kids. My partner cannot eat a single thing without getting it all over himself!

  231. Emma Jackson 13th August 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Don’t forget to pack your sense of humour x

  232. Kayleigh Watkins 13th August 2017 / 10:56 pm

    Regular stops to explore the services as a distraction xXx

  233. Maureen Quinnell 14th August 2017 / 8:45 am

    Having suffered with travel sickness as a child and now having one travel sick kid we try to go by train or plane as much as poss. I remember the trauma of long car journeys!

  234. Lindsey Smith 14th August 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Pack the wipes! and tissues, and a change of clothes…

  235. Emily Hutchinson 14th August 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Magnetic travel games are fab

  236. Tracey Belcher 14th August 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Be PREPARED – know where you are going, do your research as to what is available/child friendly

  237. caroline kelly 14th August 2017 / 9:32 pm

    tablet, snacks, colouring

  238. Kayleigh Watkins 14th August 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Install Disney life free trial and take a portable WiFi so they van watch Disney films or programmes xXx

  239. paula cheadle 15th August 2017 / 1:13 am

    have a carrier bag to put any rubbish in, and another bag to put their stuff in so they don’t lose stuff

  240. Sheila Reeves 15th August 2017 / 11:05 am

    Have a resealable plastic box lined with plastic food bag (ie no holes) ready for any travel sickness moments. you can dispose of the plastic bag when convenient to stop.

  241. Hayley Elvin 15th August 2017 / 1:56 pm

    Lots of things to keep them occupied, colouring, word-searches, games and lots of snacks.

  242. Sue Bebbington 15th August 2017 / 2:31 pm

    Plenty to entertain them. Trave games are always good x

  243. Maranda Thomson 15th August 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Have a list of things they should try to spot on the journey – 3 red cars, 4 green doors, a horse etc.

  244. jo liddement 15th August 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Take plenty of drinks and snacks and some wet wipes and i like to buy them a few childrens magazines

  245. sheridarby 15th August 2017 / 8:58 pm

    Pack lots of games and activities

  246. Natalie Crossan 15th August 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Another tip is to pack lots of non refrigerated snacks – and not too many drinks, don’t want to stop every 5 mins for a wee wee!

  247. Siobhan Walker 15th August 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Colouring book and pencils DVDs with a portable DVD player 😀

  248. Kayleigh Watkins 15th August 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Keep a spare outfit in your handbag (if its as big as mine) invade they spill drinks etc xXx

  249. Susan B 15th August 2017 / 11:14 pm

    Get the children to choose a limited number of items to take and explain how many hours or days they need to last for.

  250. Carole Nott 16th August 2017 / 10:23 am

    Make lots of preparation and plans

  251. Anne Brookes 16th August 2017 / 3:34 pm

    lots of food drinks games and patience

  252. Natalie Crossan 16th August 2017 / 7:20 pm

    Another tip is to get a portable charger for devices – make sure its charged -or failing that – buy a solar one 🙂 And charge as you go!

  253. Mandy Betts 16th August 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Don’t forget your ear plugs

  254. Emma Rawlinson 16th August 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Childrens anti travel sickness tablets/sweets can be useful if your little one is prone to a queezy tummy

  255. Lynda Jones 16th August 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Be prepared, get some nibbles and some car games, then remember to enjoy, its the beginning of your family holiday

  256. Tracey Susan Anderson 16th August 2017 / 9:35 pm

    The best tip i could possibly give would be to prepare and plan out your route so that you ensure there are ample toilet stops, refreshments etc to suit yours and the childrens needs throughout your journey 🙂 x

  257. Kayleigh Watkins 16th August 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Take them for an hours drive and build it up so they are used to the journey before the big one xXx

  258. Laura Nice 16th August 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Always take snacks and a change of clothes! xQ

  259. Melissa Lee 17th August 2017 / 10:53 am

    Always be prepared with lots of snacks and activities

  260. Robert Price 17th August 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Be organised

  261. juliette 17th August 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Be prepared, music, eye spy, snacks, blankets etc and make stops so the children dont get bored

  262. ADEINNE TONNER 17th August 2017 / 5:50 pm

    One of my tip has to be to take books,travel board games with you too keep them occupied

  263. Anthea Holloway 17th August 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Make it interesting – play car bingo (ticking off things seen on the trip like motorbikes, postboxes, cars with roof rack etc), talk and play!

  264. sheridarby 17th August 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Know how far to the nearest toilet

  265. Cheryl G 17th August 2017 / 8:41 pm

    audio books

  266. Kayleigh Watkins 17th August 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Just take it one mile at a time xXx

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