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Top picks: best travel games and toys for kids

Top picks: best travel games and toys for kids

Are you gearing up for a long-anticipated family holiday and looking for something to keep the little ones entertained? At Toys for a Pound, we understand the importance of keeping your kids engaged and happy, especially for those longer trips. This is why we’ve compiled our list of the top travel games and toys for kids, ensuring endless entertainment and minimising the chances of the dreaded “Are we there yet?” demands. From compact puzzles to interactive games, discover the best travel-friendly toys that will make your family adventures smooth and enjoyable. 

Table of contents: 

  • Carry along colouring sets
  • Star Wars Top Trumps Match Crazy Cube Game
  • Sensory Toys
  • Quad Connect 4 in a Row Travel Game

    Carry Along Colouring Sets
  • Our 'Carry Along Colouring Sets' are a parent's best friend for keeping little hands and minds occupied during travel. These sets, designed to be compact and portable, blend entertainment and creativity perfectly. They fit easily into a travel bag, leaving ample space for other essentials. With various colouring pages, stickers, and other exciting activities, they provide hours of uninterrupted, distraction-free fun. Ideal for lengthy train or car journeys, long-haul flights, or waiting times, these sets are a must-have for any family trip. 

    Colouring sets are a brilliant way to stimulate creativity and help improve children's fine motor skills. They also encourage the development of focus and patience, giving parents the much-needed time to decompress by keeping the little ones quiet and entertained. Many of our sets feature family-favourite characters and figures, such as Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and Disney, adding a layer of excitement and engagement for young travellers to enjoy. 

    These travel packs often include puzzles, games and other educational tasks that help keep kids’ minds active and engaged, preventing boredom and reducing screen time. With their versatility and educational benefits, carry-along colouring sets and activity packs are essential for any family journey, ensuring a smoother, more enjoyable trip for kids and parents alike. 

    Star Wars Top Trumps Match Crazy Cube Game

    The Star Wars Top Trumps Match Crazy Cube game is an ideal travel toy for all the family to enjoy, combining the excitement of the cult Star Wars universe with a fun, strategic game perfect for on-the-go entertainment. This compact, portable game features a grid and colourful cubes adorned with the most beloved Star Wars characters, allowing kids to engage in head-to-head galactic battles that aim to match five characters in a row. 

    The Star Wars Top Trumps Match Crazy Cube game is not just an enjoyable travel toy; it's a learning tool. Its simple yet captivating gameplay keeps children engaged for hours, making it a perfect companion for long journeys or rainy days. The game's compact design allows it to fit easily into travel bags, making it a convenient grab-and-go game. It also promotes critical thinking, strategic planning and pattern recognition, offering educational benefits in a fun and engaging way. 

    Whether on a plane, in a car or train, or at a hotel, kids can immerse themselves in a galaxy far, far away with the Star Wars Top Trumps Match Crazy Cube Game, a fantastic way to keep your little ones entertained, engaged and intellectually stimulated during travel and ensure a smoother trip for everyone involved. 

    Sensory Toys

    Sensory toys can make great travel companions for kids, especially those who struggle with travel, providing a calming and engaging experience that helps make their journey smoother. Designed to stimulate the various senses, these toys can include fidget spinners, stress balls, textured rings and more, each offering a unique tactile or visual experience. Their fun-size stature makes them easy to pack and carry, with multiple fitting into any standard-size travel bag. 

    During travel, sensory toys can be particularly beneficial in helping children manage anxiety and restlessness. Repetitive motions and soothing textures can help occupy, focus and calm the mind, reducing stress and preventing boredom. This can be especially useful on long trips where children grow impatient and uneasy. 

    Moreover, these types of toys aid in developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, offering a subtle educational benefit whilst remaining calming and entertaining. Sensory toys cater to a wide range of ages and interests, making them versatile, quiet and mess-free travel toys that can appeal to kids and parents alike. 

    Quad Connect 4 in a Row Travel Size Game

    This pint-sized version of the classic 4-in-a-row game is a brilliant option for families embarking on trips this year, thanks to its compact stature and entertaining gameplay. If you’re unfamiliar with its mechanics,  the game involves strategic thinking as players take turns dropping coloured discs, aiming to be the first to connect four of your assigned colour discs in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally. 

    Its simple rules and swift setup make it a suitable option for various age groups, ensuring families that include children of wide ages can grasp and enjoy the game together. Its travel-compatible size means it can be played almost anywhere, from car backseats to aeroplane trays. It provides a versatile entertainment option that doesn’t require much space or set-up time.

    Games like Quad Connect 4 in a Row are a great way to introduce younger minds to games that require critical thinking and problem-solving, teaching them how to plan their moves whilst anticipating their opponent's strategy, which also keeps them occupied and helps to reduce travel-related stress. 

    Discover cheap travel games for kids at Toys for a Pound

    Uncover an exciting range of affordable travel games for kids at Toys for a Pound. Our collection is jam-packed with compact, engaging, educational toys, games, and activities. From classic games such as 4-in-a-row to sensory toys and colouring sets, we have everything you need to keep your little ones entertained and happy whilst you’re on the go. 

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