Next week we’re heading off on our summer holiday to Orlando! We’re all obviously very excited but I’m also a little nervous about trying to keep my child entertained on a 9-hour flight. We’ve only done 2.5 hours to Spain before and that was hard work, so I’ve tried to get as prepared as possible for this mammoth journey.
Little H has been packed for weeks, she definitely takes after her mum! Here’s what’s in her Trunki to (hopefully) keep her entertained on the flight…
Notebook, Activity book & Pencil case
Little H loves writing and drawing so we’re hoping that these will keep her amused for a while. The activity book has colouring as well as stickers and other activities, and she has new colouring pens and a brand new Frozen notebook.
There’s nothing worse than a “hangry” kid so I’ve packed some snacks for the journey. Nothing particularly nutritious as you can’t take fruit on long distance flights, but I’ve tried to pick a few things that won’t have her bouncing around the plane too much! There will also be back up snacks in my bag in case she won’t eat plane food.
I saw a connect four style game in Tiger and thought it’d be good fun, it’s the perfect size for travelling though I did just realise that the bits will probably end up all over the floor…
All kids like stickers so hopefully these Disney Princess stickers will fill some time. We might end up covered in them but that’s a small price to pay for some peace.
Little H can sit and talk to her toys for ages, the bonus of being an only child I guess! I’ve picked a few things that don’t take up too much room, My Little Ponies and other little figures are always a winner here, and her beloved ‘Teddy Blankie’ will be going in too.
I figured we might need a few bedtime stories while we’re away so bought a couple of new books – The Day The Crayons Quite and Sugarlump And The Unicorn. I’ve kept these hidden so as we’ve never read them before I’m hoping they’ll have her attention for a bit.
Plane seats can get a bit uncomfortable after a while so our trusty “piggy pillow” is coming along for a trip. If she doesn’t use it I certainly will!
We’ve bought some special Disney Princess headphones for when she uses the tablet (which is going in my bag!) so that she doesn’t annoy everyone around us with the annoying music on her games.
I don’t think we can fit anything else in this Trunki – have I forgotten anything?!
If you’re heading off on holiday soon have a read of my tips for going on holiday with children.