We are off on holiday in just two days and we can’t wait. We fly to Cyprus with my mum so I will have her on hand to help with the children. But, on the way home I fly solo with the two of them and I will admit I am a little nervous as I have never flown with them on my own before. It is a five hour flight so not a short one.
We fly back home in the morning so the children will be all bright eyed and ready for the day. I have packed our hand luggage bag already, I did it this weekend and it is all ready to go. Inside I have put as many activities and things that I thought would keep them entertained on the way there and back.
We did fly to Turkey last year as a family and we had no problems what so ever with the children so were very lucky. The only difference being that the flight was only two hours. I will be keeping my fingers crossed that they are well behaved for me on the way home. I like to think they will be, as our flight last year went so well.
Here is a list of the bits I have included:
I bought them some colouring in pads and colours. This will keep them busy for a while.
Daniel and I will download a film onto each of their iPads so that they have something to watch.
I am taking Archie’s Tula carrier instead of a pushchair as I much prefer to carry him and find this a lot easier then manoeuvring and hauling the pushchair along with us everywhere.
I saw this idea over on Mrs Meldrums Channel and thought it was brilliant. The children can colour in their toilet rolls with the colours I have brought them and then use them as a telescope. I know both my children will really enjoy this.
Snacks and sweets
I purchased some of their favourite sweets to eat and keep them busy.
I packed a selection of books they enjoy, they both enjoy listening to me read them stories so I know this will keep them occupied if all else fails.
So these are my tips, I hope you found them useful and I would love to hear any tips you may have for travelling with two young children.
I also filmed a vlog: Children’s Travel Essentials, if you wanted a closer look as to what I packed for them.