I am flying from Perth to Melbourne with my 2 kids, 5 year old and 9 month old. Any ideas with things to do on the flight. Thanks. Do you have any ideas for entertaining kids on a flight?

Posted by Caroline, 23/08/13

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  • How did the flight go? What did you end up doing to amuse them?

  • the inflight movie will be great. Pack a bag of unusual little toys from the cheap shop. I think the little one will be ok, will hopefuly sleep for you. good luck.

  • there are some good comments here

  • I pads etc would be good. But my son ( 7 ) loves books where you have to find objects

  • how did it go? we are flying overseas next year so will certainly keep these ideas in mind, for shorter flights i found snacks were great. I took colouring in books but the kids didn’t even use them but better to have options then nothing at all.

  • Hope all went well on the flight.

  • An iPad was our saviour!

  • how did you go on your flight?

  • being a short flight it shouldn’t be too bad. one movie and you should be there really :)

  • Hope all went well with you flight and the kids.

  • toys, colouring in books etc.

  • It isn’t really too long a flight, you might find that they have enough to do with looking at everything going on on the plane

  • Colouring in – usually on that flight they might have a movie playing – depends on what airline you are going on.

  • I pad or I phone but also remember the flight company give them a little pack with pencils etc in it

  • I recently flew with my 7 month old to Malaysia (8 hours) and she was surprisingly good. A tip i got from a friend which worked well was buying her a new toy she had never seen before and giving it to her when she got a bit unsettled. We also let her ‘play’ with the iPad – not something I would normally allow but I think in this case it was another good distraction

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