Win with Trunki!

I’ve mentioned before that I am slightly dreading the our first family flight in January next year. It will be the first flight for both our children, and although it’s a fairly short one it will involve a lot of snow gear plus a 10 month old and a 2 year old! Eek! We’re flying out of Gatwick which is great for us as it is so close to home, but the travelling around in the airports either side could be the problematic bit! Step in Trunki, the perfect way for you to transport your toddler, at the same time as them transporting everything they need to keep them happy on a flight or in a waiting lounge!

If you’ve not heard of Trunki before then take a look…


Know a little person who would love one? Or know a grown up that would benefit from their little person having one? Well luckily I am running an awesome giveaway in conjunction with Gatwick Parking and Trunki! They are offering a fantastic prize of a Trunki Summer bundle (in pink or blue) and a set of JVC Kids Headphones, worth a combined total of £85!



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  1. Amy Bayliss
    1st September 2015 / 8:15 am

    You are much braver than us to be going abroad on holiday! I doubt we will get much further than Centreparcs for many years to come!!

  2. Marsha Richardson
    1st September 2015 / 8:32 am

    Top tip for travelling with kids … take lots of travel games, crayons and paper!

  3. Tracy K Nixon
    1st September 2015 / 9:11 am

    An in-car dvd player or ipad are great for kids to watch their favourite movies on! Passes an hour or two!

  4. Anne Dalzell
    1st September 2015 / 9:21 am

    Try and get plenty of sleep the night before and bring water and books

  5. amy fidler
    1st September 2015 / 1:14 pm

    always take travel games to keep them occupied x

  6. Chris Andrews
    1st September 2015 / 1:30 pm

    What’s your top trip for travelling with kids? . . . . . . be prepared – have a list of activities / things to do your mee a listmory will not help you if you don’t hav

  7. Danielle.a
    1st September 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Have some food and drinks with you, also some games, music or iPad to keep them entertained. Also a sing song always keeps everyone happy x

  8. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows
    1st September 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Be prepared for delays!!

  9. Tracy Hanley
    1st September 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Get a portable DVD player or tablet , plenty of dvd’s and games , weill keep them busy while traveling and happy if they get a little bored while on holiday

    1st September 2015 / 2:13 pm

    go in the night so they can sleep most the way 🙂

  11. Chris Hall
    1st September 2015 / 4:54 pm

    We take a picnic and juice and play eye spy or yellow car

  12. Natalie Newham
    1st September 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Excellent prize!

  13. hannonle
    1st September 2015 / 9:57 pm

    If your kids are really young, plan your driving time to coincide with nap time or bed time.

  14. michael boothby
    1st September 2015 / 11:09 pm

    take little games to play to keep them active

  15. Jo Glasspool
    2nd September 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Take lots of things to keep them busy, play games and take snacks!

    2nd September 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Keep a bag handy with things in to do, card games, mini books etc x

  17. Richard Eldred Hawes
    2nd September 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Take plenty to keep them occupied

  18. Maria Hackett
    2nd September 2015 / 4:59 pm

    My little girl turned 3 last week and she has already been to 3 different countries. I always take new books to keep her occupied in the flight and some of her fav toys. We went to Sri Lanka which was 12 hr flight journey but we didn’t have any problems with her as she was busy doing colouring and playing with sticker. and when I travel I always look for hidden play areas in Air ports. which keeps them busy and when they get in to the flight they are really tired.

  19. Carla Hollands
    2nd September 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Ipad/Tablet/Laptop – Something to keep them amused and which you can also use if they just so happen to fall asleep!!

  20. Leanne Shelton
    2nd September 2015 / 9:05 pm

    always have your child’s fav blanket, snuggle toy, fav book, colouring crayons, colouring book, a drink, a snack and favourite cartoons downloaded onto your phone all put discreetly into their own little journey rucksack 🙂
    oh and don’t leave it on the bus from airport to your resort or your daughter will throw a tantrum and cry for at least 2 hours( experienced !).

  21. Samantha Loughlin
    3rd September 2015 / 12:40 am

    Take lots of colouring books,books,and toys to keep occupied xx

  22. michelle banks
    3rd September 2015 / 8:16 am

    take lots of things to keep them amused x

    3rd September 2015 / 11:55 am

    We always bought beano/dandy annuals and travel games

  24. Andrea Fletcher
    3rd September 2015 / 5:39 pm

    Lots of activities to keep them amused, a drink and healthy snacks.

  25. Rachel Craig
    3rd September 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Ideally have a Responsible Adult who can sit with them. As that adult can occupy the children with activities such as colouring in with crayons and colouring in books. Pass them a drink etc.

  26. Sue McCarthy
    3rd September 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Sorry I don’t have any kids but from what I’ve seen it can be challenging!

  27. 3rd September 2015 / 7:05 pm

    Pack lots of snacks and water. Tried to travel at night so that they’ll sleep (hopefully!!).

  28. 3rd September 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Pack lots of snacks and water. Try to travel at night when they’ll sleep (hopefully!!).

  29. Tammy Stevenson
    3rd September 2015 / 7:10 pm

    I must say some favourite food a good long colouring book and a story or two to keep them engaged. Also see what you can spot out the windows! It’s so engaging!

  30. Clair Candy
    3rd September 2015 / 8:27 pm

    Patience, lots of fun in playing games and the Frozen cd!

  31. ashleigh allan
    3rd September 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Dont worry too much – just take it as it comes!

  32. Chantelle Binge
    3rd September 2015 / 10:11 pm

    They need entertainment so a phone or ipad is great for playing games and watching films. And also snacks!

  33. Sarah mackay
    3rd September 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Be prepared for delays and bring plenty of games.

  34. 3rd September 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Plan for a journey twice as long as the one you’re taking in terms of entertainment, drinks, and so on – that way you’re prepared for any delays, etc.

  35. Terrie-Ann Wright
    3rd September 2015 / 10:46 pm

    Be prepared with food and activities… and don’t get embarrassed if they do get upset THEY ARE CHILDREN

  36. Anthony Harrington
    4th September 2015 / 8:19 am

    take lots of things to keep them amused

  37. rebecca nisbet
    4th September 2015 / 12:29 pm

    make sure they take something to entertain them, and try and travel at night so they will sleep most of the way.

  38. Rita D
    4th September 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Keep them close, keep extra snacks in bag and let them watch movies

  39. Mel
    4th September 2015 / 11:16 pm

    Have a grab bag for plane, food, change of clothes for you and them, buy some new inexpensive toys and introduce them sparingly during the flight. Bottle for take off and landing for baby incase of sore ears. That’s what we done!

  40. Martina Pichova
    5th September 2015 / 9:12 am

    Don’t show if you are getting stressed otherwise they will get stressed too.

  41. Ruth Harwood
    5th September 2015 / 9:12 am

    plenty of stops!

  42. Jennifer Toal
    5th September 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Pack an activity pack to keep them occupied

  43. kimberley ryan
    5th September 2015 / 4:41 pm

    my top tip would be to try to travel at night, let the little ones sleep … less stressful for them.

  44. Clare Hubbard
    5th September 2015 / 5:34 pm

    An ipad with some of the childrens favourite shows downloaded is invaluable!

  45. Laura Nice
    5th September 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Place and Prepare! New toys they have not seen before.

  46. lynn heath
    5th September 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Take lots of little activities as they get bored quickly!

  47. Lynsey Buchanan
    6th September 2015 / 12:12 am

    A Supply of puzzle books. colouring in books & pens

  48. claire woods
    6th September 2015 / 9:43 am

    Keep them busy and not let them get bored.

  49. 6th September 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Plenty of games to keep them mused, the oldies are the best eye spy, the alphabet game etc x

  50. 6th September 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Lots of games and activities for the trip ahead, perhaps a film on the ipad

  51. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    6th September 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Lots of Kids CD’s and colouring books 🙂

  52. justine meyer
    6th September 2015 / 9:43 pm

    Take plenty of items to keep the kids entertained x

  53. 7th September 2015 / 10:30 am

    Pack the snacks! 🙂 x

  54. Anna Maria Hibbert
    7th September 2015 / 2:25 pm

    always take toys and drinks to keep them amused and make sure they are comfortable

  55. Keri Jones
    7th September 2015 / 8:01 pm

    Make sure you have drinks in the car. The bottles/cups will come in handy when you’re in standstill traffic & your LO needs a wee!!
    We’re going to Japan in November, it will be our sons first time on a plane & it’s for 12 hours! I plan on taking my iPad, his iPad, books, pens, lots of snacks (if I’m allowed), toys and whatever else I can fit into my bag (or this if I win) 😀 xx

  56. donna l jones
    8th September 2015 / 8:20 am

    have things for them to do

  57. sarah clegg
    8th September 2015 / 6:40 pm

    lots of snacks and games

  58. Tracy Gladman
    8th September 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Make it fun and have lots to do.

  59. Sheila Shepheard
    9th September 2015 / 8:57 am

    Give them a simple map of your journey with things to look out for on the way. They can mark progress and see where the next service station/town/landmark will be. Makes them feel involved and not just a passenger.

  60. lindsey stuart
    9th September 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Bring plenty activity books for the journey to keep them entertained 🙂

  61. betony Bennett
    9th September 2015 / 9:48 pm

    We just travelled to Egypt and it was fine as long as they were occupied, sun creamed up and drank plenty 😀

  62. Sarah Archibald
    9th September 2015 / 10:26 pm

    Pack a LOT of distractions!! games etc 🙂

  63. Harley
    10th September 2015 / 10:32 pm

    Write lists before hand so you have time to make sure you have everything x

  64. vicki hennie
    10th September 2015 / 11:02 pm

    pack a small bag for your child with snacks, toys to keep them entertained and anything else you might need easy access to x x

  65. Rachel Butterworth
    11th September 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Always take something to amuse the kids be it colouring books, stories, travel games etc.

  66. Shirley Evans
    11th September 2015 / 10:27 pm

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  67. tarbs gill
    12th September 2015 / 9:55 pm

    pack jammies and toothbrushes if you think it may be a very long day.. so if they do fall asleep they can be put to be asleep and already for bed!

  68. Cathy
    13th September 2015 / 8:47 am

    Be prepared and get organised well in advance! Forgetting to pack teddy may seem like a small thing but can result in a massive meltdown! Also give yourself plenty of time to get to the station / airport. You never know when you will encounter delays and the stress of missing a flight or train can upset the children. Finally, have fun and relax and don’t forget to take lots of fun family photos.

    13th September 2015 / 9:00 am

    Have a few books or travel games handy

  70. Kim Styles
    13th September 2015 / 3:57 pm

    I have a magic bag of bits and pieces little toys books etc they haven’t seen before -I shop at a charity shop before the journey and buy a few bits and bobs -pop them in the magic bag for releasing at intervals during the journey .I also have a list of games such as the car colour game and the pub legs game to get all the family involved. make a journey fun its a precious quality family time

  71. janine atkin
    13th September 2015 / 5:48 pm

    bring plenty of snacks

  72. Layla Thomas
    13th September 2015 / 10:49 pm

    I make up a little Treat Box. Pound Shops are great for this. A new little toy, stickers, crayons, coloring books (the small ones). Then every time I need a distraction, treat or reward I pull something out.

  73. Lucie Aiston
    13th September 2015 / 10:55 pm

    Ipad, colouring books, reading books. Plenty to keep them amused!

  74. Grant R
    13th September 2015 / 11:24 pm

    My parents used to do the long drive to our holiday overnight. They’d pack us up in our pajamas and we’d sleep through the whole journey! What’s better was – the motorways were clear!

  75. Anthea Holloway
    14th September 2015 / 10:44 am

    Keep them busy, talk to them, play with them and keep them well fed.

  76. Sarah Swainsbury
    14th September 2015 / 12:50 pm

    I brought my nephew a trunki last year. Would love to win one for my little niece. Good luck all x

  77. Kat Glynn
    14th September 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Make sure the tablet is charged up with lots of favourite films to watch x

  78. Mike Gerrie
    14th September 2015 / 8:51 pm

    Take plenty activities for them to do

  79. Monica Gilbert
    14th September 2015 / 11:20 pm

    Bring little snacks and some activities for them to do. The pound shops and party favor sections of stores are great places to find small activities that are easily transported.

  80. Angela W
    14th September 2015 / 11:50 pm

    Keep them entertained x

  81. Oriana Donlevy
    15th September 2015 / 11:22 am

    Lots of little activities for little ones and of course a snack!

  82. Rebecca Mercer
    15th September 2015 / 11:35 am

    Take lots of snacks, drinks and games to distract them

    15th September 2015 / 12:50 pm

    A visit to the PoundShop is a great way to stack up on activities, Colouring books and activity packs, and sticker albums, and crayons. Also, i downloaded lots of youtube videos to my phone to watch on the plane in flight mode. Also plenty of sweets and juice. (And a wrist strap for in busy airports)

  84. Kim Neville
    15th September 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Snacks, Ipad, card games

  85. jemma dwyer
    15th September 2015 / 5:27 pm

    i pad , pen and paper , books, music 😀 x

  86. Vickie Jackson
    15th September 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I think the best tip is don’t do it!!

    But an early night the night before. Colouring books and crayons for the journey and lots of water to drink

  87. Nancy Bradford
    15th September 2015 / 11:32 pm

    You can’t be over prepared. Bring every game, dvd, song, etc. you can come up with to the table.

  88. Emma Whittaker
    16th September 2015 / 12:30 am

    Lots of colouring books and crayons 🙂

  89. Cassandra Mayers
    16th September 2015 / 12:32 am

    Plnety of snacks and toys to keep them entertained on the long journey

  90. Thomas Perry
    16th September 2015 / 7:32 am

    Bring their fave teddy and lots of colouring books and pens

  91. Kay Foster
    16th September 2015 / 8:19 am

    Never leave home without taking travel games to keep them occupied xxx

  92. Kayleigh Mayhew
    16th September 2015 / 8:30 am

    Take distractions like books, games and snacks

  93. Wendy Guy
    16th September 2015 / 8:46 am

    Take a Trunki and fill it with new and exciting activities.

  94. Rebecca Powell
    16th September 2015 / 9:36 am

    Take lots of distractions for the journey

  95. James Harris
    16th September 2015 / 9:54 am

    Try to travel at night so that they sleep.

  96. Sophie Beer
    16th September 2015 / 10:15 am

    Never taken my little one abroad yet but would take lots of colouring books

  97. Natalie Baugh
    16th September 2015 / 10:28 am

    A good music cd so we can all have a good sing a long. Makes trips more fun 🙂

  98. david cavender
    16th September 2015 / 10:48 am

    stay calm!

  99. Victoria Dixon
    16th September 2015 / 11:36 am

    My top tip is load the iPad up with loads of kids apps, my little one is quiet for hours on the plane!

  100. olivia Kirby
    16th September 2015 / 11:55 am

    My children were 2 and 3 for their first flight – to Florida – we drove to the Alps with them ages 1 and 2 – I think we’re nuts – the drive to Alps was actually okay – lots of stops for weewees and playing were needed for us all – we listened to music (adult and kids) listened to story CDs, and had books and snacks. The flight was horrible, my son kept screaming, hated having his belt on for some reason and I got lots of filthy looks from people far too miserable to be going to Orlando!!

  101. Cupcake R
    16th September 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Make sure you take lots of activities for the journey and snacks too.

  102. Annmarie Nutt
    16th September 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Top tip for travelling with kids is to take plenty of wet wipes and plenty of cash

  103. Jessica Townley
    16th September 2015 / 8:00 pm

    Comfy clothes for them, nothing tight round their waist and plenty of toys to keep them entertained!

  104. Eve Burke
    16th September 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Play the Mini Ha Ha game. When you see an old style mini the first person to shout MINI HAHA wins.

  105. Pauline Burroughs
    16th September 2015 / 8:40 pm

    Take lots of games, books etc but don’t give them all at once. Each time they get bored present them with a different activity

  106. Chris Fletcher
    16th September 2015 / 8:42 pm

    Take lots of distractions for them!

  107. jessica cook
    16th September 2015 / 9:24 pm

    fill an ipad with games and films to help with boredom on long journeys

  108. Caroline S
    16th September 2015 / 9:32 pm

    Travel light! Much easier to manage the kids if you’re not dragging half your worldly possessions around with you.

  109. Leanne Bell
    16th September 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Take lots of snacks x

  110. Emma Fox
    16th September 2015 / 10:28 pm

    Take lots of snacks and games

  111. Wes
    16th September 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Keep the kids entertained

  112. Natalie Crossan
    16th September 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Charge the iPad up!

  113. Jess Woods
    17th September 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Plan what to do on the journey I spy singing silly songs we look like loons going down the motorway hehe x

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