In April, I wrote a very popular blog on ‘Travel Toys for Pre-School Aged Children‘ and now, with the school holidays looming, I thought I’d write one with older children in mind. So, if you have primary aged children and you’re looking for some small, light toys or games to bring on holidays with you, here’s my favourite.
Travel Card Game. This game is perfect for families to play on long car journeys. €5
If you are taking your child out of school to go on holiday, you can ease your conscience by giving them some educational work to do while away! The great thing is that many children actually love filling in workbooks. This one will help them recognise letters and write them.
Perfect if you are planning on spending time on a beach. The ones I sell cost €7 and are small and light for travelling with.
This book of Travel Mosaics is small for travelling with but will keep your child busy as they find the right coloured stickers for each picture.
This wooden puzzle would be perfect if you have to spend some time indoors due to weather or sunburn. Pop out the pieces and slot them together. It costs €3.99
On the Go – Scratch Art.
I love these pads of scratch art. They are perfect to bring out in a restaurant while you wait for your food to be served. They cost €7.75 each.
Again, this is great to play with when you’re waiting for food to be served. The tin costs €7
If your kids are going to be in a different bedroom to you, it is nice to leave them with a torch so if they wake up in the dark, they can use it to reassure themselves or find their way to the bathroom. These ones cost €6.50
Great Little Games.
I stock 4 different games which come in small boxes, easy to travel with. They cost €4.50. Choose from:
On the Go – Colour by Numbers.
I love these pads because they come with colours and they are super easy to travel with. They cost €7.75 each.
This game is brilliant for older children and the adults will love it too. It costs €15.99
This is light and small but great fun to play. It costs €4
Mini Construction Kits.
These wooden kits allow you to make vehicles from the wooden pieces without the need for glue. They are reduced to €4.50 each.
Cluedo – Grab and Go.
A travel version of Cluedo that costs €10.99
If you are planning on eating out a lot and you have kids aged 7+, then I’d recommend these really cool placemats for your child to be working on while they wait for the food or wait for you to finish eating. They cost €12
Great fun for older kids and adults to play in the evenings. It costs €14.99
These games are also great for older children and adults. Each little tin costs €5.99. Choose from:
This is a fun game that you can play around a table with the whole family. it costs €12.50
I hope this blog has helped you and that you all have lovely holidays, whether you are staying in Ireland or going abroad. If your child likes games more than toys, it might be worth looking at this Travel Games blog, or you might find this Travel Toys for 6-8 year olds blog interesting, although there is quite a bit of overlap between it and this blog.