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.
Are We There Yet? Travel Card Game. This game is perfect for families to play on long car journeys. €5
Djeco Mini Cards.
These come in boxes with 30 cards and a pencil and cost €6.99. Choose from:
- Where are you? (finding items in detailed pictures, similar to Where’s Wally)
- Mazes Puzzles
- Colouring Detailed Pictures of Animals or Flowers (you’ll need to bring your own colours)
- Children’s Sudoku
- Spot the Difference Puzzles. You can choose between the blue pack or the pink pack.
- Guess My Name
A Kite. 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.
Arty Party Boxes. These little boxes are perfect for creative children and come with colouring pencils. They cost €4.50. Choose from:
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. Choose from:
Putty Peeps. 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:
- Matching Flags (this one needs tablespace, so not suitable for restaurant play)
- Shut the Box
- The Beetle Game
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 and you can choose between a boyish themed one or a girly themed one.
Yahtzee. This game is brilliant for older children and the adults will love it too. It costs €15.99
Pick Up Sticks Game. 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
Creativity Placemats. 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
Boggle Great fun for older kids and adults to play in the evenings. It costs €14.99
Tintastic GamesThese games are also great for older children and adults. Each little tin costs €5.99. Choose from:
GrabbitThis 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.