Things to keep the kids quiet with in the summer holidays
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Delay the inevitable question with these great travel boredom-busting goodies.
Car Travel Fun
This superb set of car games is ideal for keeping the kids entertained on long journeys. The seven fun games are neatly presented in a tin and come with instructions and all the necessary props. Games include: Road Sign Car Race, Back Street Bingo, Banana Car, International Number Plates, Car Snooker, The Alphabet Game and Animal, Vegetable, Mineral.
Car Journey Games £9.99
Colour Me Busy
These gorgeous little pencils, in their own handy tub, are the perfect size for travel and will help keep your little one occupied for hours.
- 1 Win the full range of Bashall Spirits Gins
- 2 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 3 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 4 Seven Falls, Tintwistle - a hidden gem in the Peak District
- 5 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 6 12 beautiful waterfalls in Yorkshire
- 7 11 of the prettiest villages in North Devon
- 8 Afternoon tea in Kent: 15 of the best tearooms
- 9 13 delicious afternoon teas to try in Somerset
- 10 An illustrated guide to the ‘prettiest village in England’
Set of 12 Rusty The Fox Design Colouring Pencils £1.50
When the iPad won’t connect, this colouring book is the perfect solution for a bored teen chick; guaranteed to keep her quiet for hours! 128 pages of famous hunks for her to colour in and swoon over; Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, One Direction... her cup will runneth over!
Colour Me Swooooon! £9.99
Wish You Were Here…
A book of 24 postcards to colour-in, write and send. Each card different from the next, but all with a British Holiday theme.
British Holiday Postcards £6.50
Buried In A Book
The stories of the Famous Five have delighted generations of children since they were first published over 70 years ago. Encourage your child to discover the gripping tales of treasure, adventure and friendship that kept you spellbound as a child, and don’t forget the ginger beer!
Famous Five series, £5.99 each.
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Good To Go
This wheeled suitcase is so pretty, yet not too girly, so should please your little one, tween or teen. And that doesn’t happen often!
Kath Kidston Aubrey Rose Cabin Case £135
Keep Them Safe
When you’re juggling multiple passports it’s quite a fuss establishing who’s whose, so make life easy with this delightful passport cover…and the matching suitcase tag will make sure you definitely get the right case home!
Marine team passport holder £7.00 & Luggage tag £6.00
There’s nothing worse than a tepid drink on a hot day, unless it’s a hot and thirsty child on a long car journey, so keep them hydrated in style, with this fabulous British Isles flask – perfect for keeping drinks cold, or hot!
British Isles Flask £13.50
And For When It’s All Over…
Once you’re home from your travels, encourage your children to gain a little perspective and keep a fun record of where they’ve visited. There’s a whole world out there to explore…
Scratch Off World Map £15.50