Travelling with children can be daunting for parents, especially for those embarking on a flight with kids for the first time. The average flight time if you’re flying with Flybe is just 53 minutes. But these minutes still need filling!
Little hands and heads get bored very quickly!
To keep little ones occupied during the flight, Flybe have created a list of 53 activities, ranging from some timeless classics like ‘I Spy’ and the alphabet game, to drawing games such as hangman and colouring in, to downloading their favourite programmes on electronic devices – don’t forget to pack headphones as this will avoid the whole cabin having to listen to Peppa Pig.
Snacks are also a great way to fill the time, pre-prepare a fun picnic with a selection of healthy snacks and don’t forget to pick up a bottle of water in the departure lounge or order one during the flight
Being organised in advance will help any journey run smoothly, so for little ones don’t forget to pack their favourite teddy in the cabin bag as they may even have a nap.
Here’s how to keep your little adventurers happy from take-off to landing.
- Noughts and crosses
- Paper and pencils – try drawing the plane
- Travel board games
- Memory games – “I went on a holiday and took……”
- Fun picnic
- Guess who?
- Would you rather?
- Puzzle books
- Card games
- Naptime – with travel pillow
- Consequences game
- Word search
- Finger puppets
- Finger knitting (don’t forget your wool)
- Telling stories
- Travel puzzles
- Practise pulling funny faces
- Learn a phrase in another language
- Use an old CD case as a mini white board
- Tin foil sculptures
- Spelling games
- Draw the pilot!
- Cloud spotting
- Pack a surprise goodie bag for them to unpack (£1 shop toys are the key!).
- Make jewellery with beads
- Snack necklace with dental floss and cereal hoops
- Make paper planes
- Fuzzy felt
- Close-up magic
- How many? (“How many animals can you name that hatch from eggs?” etc).
- Rhyming tennis
- Two truths and one lie
- Stickmen comics
- Draw and guess
- Makeover game (bring wipes)
- Play with their favourite app (make sure your phone’s charged)
- Playing hairdresser
- Drawing funny faces on magazine pictures
- The alphabet game (e.g. Apple, Banana, Carrot)
- If all else fails: “Let’s see who can stay quiet the longest!”
- Electronic devices (when permitted by cabin crew)
- I Spy
- Colouring in
- Story books
For child-friendly destination inspiration from airports throughout the UK why not visit Flybe.com.