July 8, 2020


If you’re like us, you know that a road trip with family can be lots of fun. It also requires a little planning!

We’ve teamed up with UNCLE TOBYS® to come up with a bunch of hints, tips and road trip snacks that will make whatever road you and your family travel this school holidays, a trip to remember (if you are fortunate enough to be able to travel, of course)!

Fuel up the right way.

Before you pack the car, do a little road trip prepping and get a bunch of snacks that everyone in the family will enjoy.  Outside your scheduled stops, it’s good to be able to hand everyone an easy to hold and yummy to munch snack so that you can keep moving on your journey.

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The best tip we can give you is to make snacks as simple as possible – grab a few boxes of your favourite UNCLE TOBYS® Muesli Bars and your drive time snacks are covered.

Fuel the kids with wholesome bars packed with tasty ingredients and the goodness of 100% Aussie Oats.



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When it comes to bars for the whole family, UNCLE TOBYS® have raised the bar with delicious ingredient combinations.

We’re in love with delicious Mango, Vanilla & Chia or the divine Raspberry and Goji, drizzled with white choc. Look for the whole range – all made with the goodness of 100% Aussie Oats.



Audiobooks make the trip fly by.

If you’ve never listened to an audiobook as a family before, now’s the time to do it.  Find a book (or books) that are appropriate for everyone in the family and have them pre-loaded onto your phone.  Sync up to your car audio and then when everyone is settled in, start the audio book.

Put all other devices away and draw the kids’ attention to the windows and simply listen to the story. They will not only be enthralled at the reader’s voice, they’ll get to see the view passing by.

Car trip Karaoke.

Have a bunch of fun with the whole family and download a karaoke playlist.  Throw in as many of the kids’ favourite songs and include songs from your youth.  Everyone will be singing along in no time.

If Karaoke singalongs aren’t your speed or you have older kids, give everyone in the car their chance to be the DJ.  Pass your phone around the passengers in the car (obviously not the driver) and allow them to add a song to the queue.  Add some extra fun to each round by adding a question … “What’s your favourite movie song?”, “Add your favourite song to dance to”, “What’s your favourite song to work out to?   Sharing your musical tastes can be a great bonding experience!

Car Games.

Everyone loves a good car game!  The youngest members of the family will enjoy the dynamic of the game even if they’re too little to join in. We love Road Trip Bingo – create a list before you leave of some of the things you’re likely to see along the way and then each of you tick them off as they are spotted.

Then you have the car games that have stood the test of time but are always easy and fun – “Spotto” (first one to spot a car of a certain colour or type), “Count the Caravans” (first one to call out they’ve seen a caravan adds a point to their tally) and “I went to the shop” (start with the youngest saying I went to the shop and bought xx, then the next person says what they bought and what the previous person bought and so on).

Or make up your own!  It’s amazing how creative your whole family can be when you’re working together – away from devices and other distractions!

Do you have any other family road trip tips you’d like to share? Are there UNCLE TOBYS® Muesli Bar favourites with your family? We’d love to hear from you.

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We are proud to have developed these road trip tips for families together with the team from UNCLE TOBYS®. We love that every day they are making our lives easier with their ranges of delicious Muesli Bars that the whole family love! With real ingredients and 100% Aussie Oats, UNCLE TOBYS®  are helping us make our family’s on-the-go snacks awesome all round.

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  • Lookout for interesting tourists stopover signs on longer trips, with the added pit stop if interesting enough. And lookout for snack stops works too!


  • Eye spy was always a favourite and a mix of toys for toddlers/babies to keep it interesting. A lot of people also watch movies on the ipad


  • Car games is needed


  • Our kids loved road trips back in the day – they do their own thing these days, so enjoy vacations away together while you can – that time passes so quickly.


  • Are we there yet? We did a road trip to Adelaide and it was LONG. Soooo long. But as my son is now older we can mix it up with music, and podcasts, and doing our own thing.


  • I Spy, trivia, snacks, talking on the phone to grandparents and friends, books, teddies, paper and pens.


  • Have a special activity box for kids that only comes out for car trips that includes a soft toy, books and colouring in


  • Neck pillows for long trips go a long way with the kids! A comfy throw blanket too & more often than not; they’ll be asleep an hour in to the trip saving a lot of backseat fights & irritability!


  • Trivia, I Spy and lots of nibbles!


  • plenty of snacks and car games including quizzes taking in turns to be the quiz master and the time flies!


  • As a defence family we drive a lot- moving every few years and then trips to see the family in between. We play games a lot. Today’s game on the hour drive was how many roundabout would we go through. Prize was a kiss from mum… But very competitive!!


  • Love spending quality time with the family on a road trip – an adventure. Snacks, music and car games are a must especially when travelling with young children.


  • We used to go to the beach at least once a fortnight which is only a half hour drive. The kids would tell us what fish they wanted to catch or if they might see dolphins or whales while down there. I’d take Uncle Toby’s choc chip muesli bars as that was their favourite. I’d also take fruit and water but it never got touched until we were heading home. They were always too excited on the way there.


  • We like to drive to Canberra with the bub. She’s not the biggest fan of being in the car but if she can watch the iPad she’s all good! I give her snacks of soft corn and other baby bellies products as she’s a bit too young for muesli bars.
    I do remember my mum packing the strawberry yoghurt and choc chip ones for me for lunch in primary school!


  • We use to do lots of road trips. Good snacks and not going over 3 hours at a time worked for us!


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