Must-Have Summer Travel Essentials For Kids

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Gear up for unforgettable summer adventures with this nifty family check-list.

If you’re road-tripping through scenic landscapes or jet-setting across continents with the kiddos in tow, having the right essentials is key to having a good time. From clever gadgets to cosy comforts, these family travel essentials are your ticket to hassle-free and memorable travels together. Don’t forget to send us a postcard!

Childs Farm SPF 50+ Roll-On Sunscreen Fragrance-Free 50ml, £10

Loved by Vogue Williams, this gentle SPF 50+ roll-on offers highly effective UVA/UVB protection for delicate skin. It’s water-resistant and super easy to apply, offering a lasting defense even during swimming or sweating.

WaterWipes Biodegradable, from £3

WaterWipes are crafted entirely from plant-based materials, ensuring they are 100% plastic-free. With just two ingredients—99.9% purified water and a touch of fruit extract—they are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin.

Yoto Mini, 2024 Edition, £59.99

Yoto Mini is your must-have travel essential for summer. Perfect for kids aged 3-12+, Yoto lets children explore their imaginations with physical cards featuring the best audiobooks, music, activities, and educational audio on the move.

Large Pack For Girls Age 5 Years+, £27.99

Great for international long-haul flights and multi-trip journeys such as long car, train, or boat rides, these ‘busy bags’ will keep your child entertained throughout the day. With multiple toys and gifts they can revisit during their holiday, your all set for some fun in the sun!

Freddie’s Farm Kids Snacks, £8.49

These travel snacks from Freddie’s Farm come in an interactive box with games, colouring pages and a short story. The mixed fun box includes snacks in three flavours: Blueberry, Strawberry and Raspberry.

Dudley the Dinosaur Trunki, £49.99

It’s time to load up your Trunki with all their precious essentials and embark on exciting adventures this summer with this super-cute ride-on every little one will adore.

Contigo Thermal Drinking Bottle Easy Clean Autospout with Straw, £17.49

This Contigo water bottle features a leak-proof straw with one-touch operation for spill-free drinking, even when inverted. It’s made from durable stainless steel with vacuum insulation, so it’ll keep drinks cold for up to 14 hours.

Mini First Aid Kit – 74 Items, £13.99

This Mini First Aid Kit is compact enough to fit in a changing bag and big enough to store 74 essential items, so you’ve got everything you need for those inevitable cuts and scrapes. The kit includes a helpful First Aid guide and cheerful bravery stickers, earning it the title of “Best Child Safety Product” at the Family Awards.

Ergobaby Away Baby Carrier, Graphite Grey £119.90

Ergobaby Away is a lightweight carrier perfect for children aged 4-36 months. It folds compactly and includes two stow options and a convenient hang loop. Complete with a privacy hood for sun protection and breastfeeding, it’s designed for spontaneous outings and tired legs, so you’ll be prepared wherever you go.

Butterfly Toddler Backpack with Rein, £19.99

LittleLife’s butterfly toddler backpack with adjustable straps offers ample space for all the toys needed for a day out. The safety rein easily unclips for peace of mind, so there’s freedom for hands-free exploration, too.

Child Sample Pack, £5.50

Childs Farm Sample Box doubles up as a great travel set featuring mini 30ml bottles of 3-in-1 Swim, Sweet Orange Hair and Bodywash, and Grapefruit and Tea Tree Moisturiser. Dermatologist and paediatrician-approved, it’s suitable for newborns upwards, including sensitive skin prone to eczema.

Car Seat Organiser, LittleLife

Keep your car tidy and your kids entertained with this versatile car seat organiser. Ideal for storing toys, games, drinks, and snacks, it keeps car seats clean and clutter-free. The universal fit attaches easily to any car seat and includes a spacious top pocket for iPads or tablets up to 9.7 inches. It folds down neatly when not in use.

Essentials Cotton Muslin Swaddles 4 Pack, £34.99

This pack of swaddles from aden+anais is your go-to for whatever the day throws your way. They’re a must-pack for every trip, whatever your kids’ age. They come in handy for so many things, such as sopping up a mess or providing a soft spot for playtime.

Hippychick Tron Disposable Travel Potty, £40

If you have little ones, don’t forget to pack this compact disposable potty designed for on-the-go convenience. It folds up small to fit in your bag or stroller and features a highly absorbent pad for quick liquid absorption and odor control. It supports up to 30kg and is completely hygienic. It can be easily disposed of after each use.

Doodle Wash Bag, £14

The Doodle Wash Bag from Mimi and Lula is perfect for keeping all their essentials in one place, whether it’s for sleepovers, swimming trips, or holidays.

Jungle Formula Kids Lotion £7.49

Protect little ones from bites with this non-greasy, alcohol-free lotion specially developed for children. Dermatologically tested for children, it provides up to six hours of protection from mosquitoes, midges and more. Suitable for kids aged 12 months+.

Bugaboo Butterfly Seat Pushchair, £398.05

Lightweight and easy to handle, the Bugaboo Butterfly is exceptionally sturdy and boasts a one-second fold mechanism. If you’re looking for a travel pushchair that’s both comfy and easy to use, this is it. Stows in the overhead lockers on most airlines so you can go wherever the adventure takes you!

Apple AirTag, £28

Apple AirTags can be an invaluable family travel essential. They allow you to keep track of important belongings no matter where your adventures take you. Pair with the wrist strap below to keep track of the kids.

AirTag Wristband for Kids, £11.99

The AirTag bracelet holder is designed for the latest Apple AirTag models. Its high-quality elastic silicone and closed-loop strap design ensure a secure fit. A great combo ideal for older kids who demand a little more freedom. The breathable nylon provides comfort and ensures the AirTag stays put, whatever they’re up to.

Recycled Polyester Explorers Backpack, £28

Furgi’s Explorers Backpack features a spacious main compartment with a two-way zip, adjustable padded shoulder straps, a chest strap for a secure fit and a padded back for comfort. Inside, there’s a clip for securing purses, while a stretchy side pocket holds water bottles conveniently.

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