Travelling with children is both a joy & challenging, and sometimes you need travel essentials to help make the trip a little easier! You could be going on an all inclusive holiday or a staycation in the British countryside, we've put together our favourite travel essentials for you and your little ones.

Whether you are travelling by plane, train or car, the journey should be fun, calm and comfortable for you and the children. You deserve a break and taking these essential travel buys should help:

1.   Kids Ride-on Suitcase

  • The Original Kids Ride-on Suitcase by Trunki

Price: £49.99

The original ride on suitcase by Trunki

Age range: 3-6 years

Colour Options: Multiple Available

The original ride on suitcase by Trunki is designed to make travelling fun for kids but also easier for parents too! There is 18lt capacity inside the case, meaning there is plenty of room to fit their holiday items. then the fun ride on feature will help keep them entertained on the journey. Trunki recommend up to 50kg in weight for the ride on cases.

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2. Foldable Travel Toilet Seat

  • Foldable toilet training seat by Babymoov

Price: £12.99

folding child toilet training seat by Babymoov

Age range: Babies & Toddlers up to age 4 years ( 22kgs )

Colour Options: Green

This folding child toilet training seat by Babymoov is lightweight, folds down compact with its own little carry bag included. This is handy for travel as you can pop it in your handbag, changing bag or backpack. It has 2 grooves and 4 non-slip rubber zones, so it fixes securely onto every toilet. It helps toilet training by reducing the size of the toilet bowl to prevent your child from slipping, making it comfortable as well as safe!

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3. Baby & Toddler Ear Defenders

Price: £24.95- £25.95

Alpine Muffy For Kids Ear Defenders

Age range: 36 months - 16 years

Colour Options: 6 Available

Available for babies, toddlers and kids, these Alpine ear protectors are the perfect travel companion for noisy environments. Muffy Baby is designed to protect your baby against damaging noise and loud music, for instance at festivals, sports games, fairs, fireworks shows, and races. Alpine recommend Muffy Baby for babies and little children up to 36 months of age. 

Muffy Kids is designed to protect the hearing of kids aged 5 to 16, against damaging noise. These earmuffs can be folded, so they are easy to take along. The outer is made from plastic making them easy to clean for on the go.

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4. Lightweight Wellies with Removable Liner

  • Lightweight Wellies with Removal Thermal Liner - Bubble Boots

Price: Was £25 – Now from £18.99

Super light weight toddler wellies

Size range: 3 Infant to size 1 Junior

Colour Options: Blue, Red & Pink

Wellies are often sweaty and heavy for little feet; however, the Bubble Boots have been designed to be feather-light & extremely durable. They also have a thermal liner to keep their feet warm in the winter. The clever design has an inner removable liner, meaning they fit for 2 shoe sizes, as your child moves up a size, simply remove the inner liner to accommodate their growing feet. These super light wellies are also resistant to splitting, cracking or perishing, making them the perfect toddler Wellington boot.

Perfect for travel, they are super light to pop in your case, backpack or under the buggy. Great for all seasons with the removable liner feature.

This is the second pair of Bubble boots that I have purchased for my Grandson. These boots are amazing! I wouldn't consider buying anything else. Very quick delivery and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

- Anonymous via Review.io

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5. Kids Safe Tablet

  • Kids Fire 7 Kids tablet by Amazon

Price: From £114.99

Kids Fire 7 Kids tablet by Amazon

Age range: 3 to 7 years

Colour Options: Blue, Red & Purple

The Fire 7 Kids tablet has Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand, 1 year of Amazon Kids+ and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. It includes up to 30% faster quad-core processor (2024) compared to previous generation, 16 or 32 GB internal storage and up to 10 hours enjoying their favourite games, apps, videos and more.

This tablet is ideal for travel as it is designed for kids, meaning they can’t run up bills from buying apps and they don’t have access to social media unless Mum or Dad gives the go-ahead. You can control it through the Amazon Parent Dashboard.

“Easy to set up. Our toddler loves it. Great for car journeys to. Feels robust in the case it comes with.”

-Dee

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6. Child Friendly Sunscreen Applicator

Price: From £7.98

Age range: Suitable for Babies, Toddlers and Children.

Colour Options: Blue, Pink and Green

This invention by Solar Buddies is the world’s first child-friendly, refillable sunscreen applicator. Perfect for travel they are easy to use, mess free and have an anti-bacterial coating. The best part about them is that they are refillable, so you will get plenty of use out of the applicator and it will make staying safe in the sun, that little bit easier.

You have to buy the sunscreen separately however we love that they are BPA and Latex free and made from 94 % Recycled Plastic.

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7. Reusable Swim Nappy

Price: From £8.99

Age range: 0-3 months up to 2-3 years

Colour Options: Multiple colours & patterns available

This Reusable Swim Nappy (The Happy Nappy) from Splash About is a must have if you plan on going swimming with your little one. Ergonomically designed, the shape reliably protects against faecal leaks and is made from a super soft neoprene. Great for travel as it is reusable, chlorine resistant and no tight elastic.

This makes it fantastic value for money, whilst also going a long way to help the environment, by lowering the number of disposable nappies in landfill.

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8. Family First Aid Kit

Price: From £13.99

Reusable Swim Nappy

Age range: All Ages

Colour Options: Green

A first aid kit is essential for travel as a family, to keep you covered for any mishaps they may happen. This function family first aid kit is Multi award winning and is specific for the needs of a family.

This Mini First Aid kit comes in a range of sizes, 74 items ( £13.99 ) or 115 items ( £26.99 ) and some of the First Aid Essentials include the paramedic's recommended shears, bravery stickers, safety pins, childrens plasters and more. The full kit details can be found on their site.

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9. Spill Proof Sippy Cup

  • Spill-Proof Children's Lite Cup from Lite Cup

Price: £9.00

Spill Proof Sippy Cup

Age range: 12 months and older

Colour Options: Multiple colours available

This Reusable non-spill sippy cup has a unique feature - an integrated night light! Litecup is perfect for independent mess free drinking and helps support the transition from the bottle to the cup.

Litecup has a light sensitive LED which sits at the base of the cup allowing it to glow gently and work as a nightlight. This is great for travel as your little one will always be able to find their drink, and hopefully give them one less reason to wake you up.

the clean and fun design does not look 'babyish' and works for anyone from 12 months up.

light and robust enough for use all day every day -  the litecup is perfect for use as a travel cup for day trips, holidays or camping and for keeping by the cot or bed.

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10. Pull Along Wagon

Price: From £99.95

Size range: Maximum Weight it can hold is 50kg

Colour Options: Blue & Black

A wagon is a travel friendly companion for family camping tripes, fesitvals and any family trip that involved items that need to be carried from one place to another. The Micro Wagon is the perfect for making travel with the family a breeze with large wheels for all-terrain action and is able to carry up to 50kg in weight. It also folds into a compact easy to store box with an pull handle and weatherproof cover.

Also available with a removable sunroof at £139.95

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