Travelling with children: Win ‘Games on the Go’

Parents know that travelling with children can be a real challenge sometimes. My general approach is ‘be prepared for anything’. You never know when you’ll need an emergency pair of trousers, pack of baby wipes, favourite toy or Calpol. ANYTHING is possible when travelling with children.

Keeping things fun

I’ve said before that I always pack a ‘busy bag’ for each of the children when we go away. Nothing fancy, just a bag full of bits and bobs that will keep them occupied, along with some tasty snacks and an emergency change of clothes.

Now we are out of the baby and toddler years, I always pack travel games. With four children everyone always has someone to play with, and often they will all end up playing together, which is fab!

Are we nearly there yet?

We are fairly lucky in that all the children travel pretty well. They’ve all travelled quite a lot and quite big distances in the car, on trains and planes.

Despite this, we inevitably get that question “are we nearly there yet?” on occasions. Distracting them with a game can be really helpful.

Lonely Planet have a great little, easy to pack game box called ‘Games on the Go‘, containing a mix of spotting games, drawing challenges, word searches and more, this small box of fun, fill-in puzzles will keep everyone entertained on short and long journeys.

A must-pack addition on any family trip, Games on the Go fits easily into hand luggage or a car’s glove compartment. Comes with 40 wipe-clean cards and a dry-erase pen – ideal for keeping entertained on the go!

There’s enough variety to keep everyone happy and games suitable for a range of ages too.

Games include:

  • Road trip bingo
  • Turning fingerprints into colourful friends
  • Amazon rainforest-themed crossword
  • Wildlife watching
  • Drawing suitcase contents
  • Dingbats and puzzles
  • Mazes
  • Drawing favourite meals
  • Making star constellations
  • Designing flags
  • Noughts and crosses
  • Drawing city skylines

Competition time

If you’ve got a trip coming up with your own children listen up because we have three of these packs of games to give away to Mummy Fever readers.

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Good luck!

Win 1 of 3 sets of Lonely Planet ‘Games on the Go’


  • Giveaway will run until May 22nd.
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  1. we make words from the number plates of the cars around us – both children and adults I’ve driven with absolutely love this game, it can be difficult, but it’s def fun!

  2. I-spy or spotting Eddie stobart lorries . Unfortunately my son gets car sick so we are limited what we can play

  3. With our granddaughter, who’s just turned 4, we play a simple version of I-spy, using colours or shapes as she can’t spell yet. So “I spy something red” or I spy something that’s a triangle”.

  4. We play “mini touch” on long trips, which is basically counting cars. But we always take a pack of cards everywhere we go to play different games whenever we have to wait somewhere.

  5. The pub game, counting the legs and arms, if on the motorway we have travel battleships

  6. I like I-Spy, although also used to enjoy playing a small magnetic draughts game in the car as a child

  7. Depends how we are travelling, I spy or number plates if in the car or UNO and Scattergories or Tell Me on plane/train/boat. Sadly increasingly it seems to be tablets/I-Pads or phones

  8. We have to take it in turn & guess animals,colours etc using the letters of the Alphabet.

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