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We are out numbered on our flight to the UK (older two have been numerous times) this time around we have our 8month old too so our attention will be mostly on him so we need things to entertain our 3yo and 4.5yo. Both have iPads but would also love other ideas to entertain them

Posted by RachelKate93, 30th January 2020

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  • You can buy these kids packs from websites that come with an assortment of fun games and activities in the pack.

  • Neflix – you can download shows they both like onto the device and watch with no internet connection required :)

  • I have a mini plastic suitcase for each of my kids to have as take on luggage. In it are small toys, books, puzzles, games, pens – all bits that they don’t see at any other time. They are new and exciting for them all over again :)

  • Oops! Comment below should read..Then supplement and not the supplement! We just add whatever is lacking on board flights. We keep travel needs/luggage low to lighten the travel load.

  • It is always a good idea to find out what onboard activities are on board and offered for children. The supplement with that knowledge base.

  • The onflight entertainment is great for kids – plenty of suitable movies and shows, and a games console too!

  • We took colouring books, puzzles, small tubs of playdoh, small magnetic games and play boards. We found they ended up using their ipads for most of the time regardless of what we offered. Pack snacks that take ages to eat too!

  • Download movies on stan and netflux for viewung off-line

  • I only ever took books. Reading books, drawing books, sticker books. There’s so many to choose from

  • Books. A notebook to draw or scribble in. Re-usable sticker books.

  • I would bring a set of small puzzles with me. Always fun and they will keep your child busy for a while.

  • At that age pulling out small surprises from time to time Eg: blind bags, tiny keychains with fluffy sand from Smiggle, slap bands, especially invisible ink colouring books from Kmart really keep kids occupied.

  • I was flying with 3yo to Poland and he didnt need any entertainment. He was happy with movies and just looking around.

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