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What toys would you bring on a UK break?

Submitted by on September 23, 2013 – 5:40 pmNo Comment

When you are going away on various UK Christmas breaks you can never be sure of the weather, so it always pays to0 take a number of toys with you.  However, you need these toys to pack away as small as possible so they do not take up too much precious packing space.  You also want them to be fun for all the family.

The first thing that comes to mind is something electronic, such as a handheld console or tablet, but I tend to limit the use of this type of toys for travel and incase all else fails.  They tend to be very anti social and solitary games and for us I would much prefer our holidays to be a family experience.  I know that it isn’t possible to ban all electronics on holiday, but there is nothing stopping you limiting their use.

Board Games

We are fans of board games and you can get travel versions of lots of the classic and popular games that do not take up as much space.  Our current favorites are battleships, connect four and guess who.  However, you do not have to only look at travel versions.  LEGO games come in small packs and are great fun.  Cards and dominos are also very popular too.

Pens and Pencils

We all love to colour in and even I have a grown up colouring book, so we are never without pens, pencils and paper.  The boys also love puzzle books and we can spend a lovely hour whsilt the rain is falling with our crafty things.


Nothing is nicer than a rainy day where everyone is sat quietly reading.  Mini is a big lover of books and can often be found in a corner with his head in a book.  Maxi not o much, but he adores being read too, so we always take a family friendly chapter book on holiday and snuggle up and read to each other.

Outdoor toys

You have to make the most of any dry spells, so we always have bats, balls and kites in the car for any break in the weather.


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