Favourites for Travelling with Kids

Make summer holiday travel with kids a breeze with our top picks for sustainable travel games and crafts. Shop now at Eeny Meeny for fun options for all ages!

What are your plans for the big school break? Whether you’re enjoying the parks and activities here in the UK or travelling further afield, chances are you’ll be doing a bit of travel. If you’re anything like us, long car, train and plane journeys can feel somewhat daunting with kids in the mix - particularly when it comes to keeping everyone entertained. Fear no more - we have a blog post for that! Today we’ll be sharing our top ideas for travel fun that helps making explore the world easier, without costing the earth. Enjoy!

Travel games 

There’s something nostalgic about cosy pen-and-paper activities for long journeys. We love Moulin Routy for this, such as this lovely travel games set, or perhaps a fun colouring set such as these colour in alphabet cards! If you’re after a more grab-and-go style game, we also love the 2D magnetic doll travel set, Moulin Routy’s magnetic battleships set, the classic four in a row for on-the-go, and this brilliant magnetic transportable racing game. Each of these games are made to last, and while being ideal for transporting out and about on busy and bumpy journeys, will equally become a firm favourite in the family game cupboard. Each game is made sustainably and will last many years to come - plus, get them out once you arrive at your destination, not just on the journey! 

Londji also have a lovely collection of ‘pocket editions’ of their most popular games which are brilliant for playing while travelling on more stationary vehicles like planes and trains. Popular favourites like The Postman Game, Where is the Cheese? and Save the Cat! all have these lovely mini editions that maximise space, and play!


If you have little artists on board with you, we enjoy a ready-to-use crafting kit for hours of fun without the set-up. These, again, are great for more stationery journeys or once you arrive at your destination. Firstly, we love these Tickle Me Scratch Cards for designing cute fashion outfits! Alternatively, why not make fun faces with this clever ‘Make New Friends’ set? Cotton Twist always has a brilliant collection of affordable, planet-friendly craft sets, like this Make Your Own Mermaid or Fairy Bracelet set. If you’re at your destination or have space to spread out, these clever colouring mats take up minimal space in your luggage with maximum play opportunity! 

Older crafters will have hours of fun with Sentosphere’s offerings, such as this fabulous sequin lion maker.

Snacks and On The Go Meals 

With crafts and games up and running, your little ones are bound to ask for lots of snacks and hydration to keep them happy on their travels. We have a lovely selection of offerings here too. Toddlers will keep their mess (moderately!) contained with Blossom and Bear’s collapsible silicone snack pot, while insulated lunch bags from Nobodinoz are great for keeping everything as fresh as possible! 

Happy travels!

We hope these crafts and games help ease the journey as you go to exciting places near and far. We wish you a safe and happy journey from all at Eeny Meeny!

Emily Hanson

Freelance Writer, Education and Play Specialist

Emily Hanson is a freelance writer with specialisms in education and play. Emily holds a PGCE and M.Ed from the University of Cambridge - although her proudest achievements are her two beautiful daughters.

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