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Here’s what I pack in my kid’s hand luggage for a mid-length flight

Here’s what I pack in my kid’s hand luggage for a mid-length flight

Here’s what I pack in my kid’s hand luggage:

I’m using The Travel Hack backpack for each of them. In this video I’ve used different coloured Travel Hack Backpacks but these won’t be available until next year. Different colours and patterns will be available but these are not the final colours. The black one is available though!

Cabin Max Travel Hack Travel Bags for Women | Ryanair Cabin Bags 40x20x25 | Laptop Backpack
  • A stylish, compact ladies travel backpack. Padded back laptop or ipad pocket compatible for devices up to 13".
  • Fits Ryanair Cabin Bags 40x20x25cm ‘free’ under-seat hand luggage rules. Flies for free on all known airlines. Lightweight design weighs just 0.6kg.
  • Features an easy access top pocket for purses, sun glasses, phones and travel documents.
  • 20L internal capacity. Comfortable padded airmesh back panel and straps. Showerproof external shell with rose gold detailing and eco-leather ID holder
  • 3D packing pockets, water bottle holder and strap on the rear panel to combine effortlessly with rolling luggage.

They’ll all have a change of clothes. 

An activity pack. I bought the one in this video from B&M.

abeec Activity Books for Children - 4 A4 Books Containing: Word Search, Activity Book, Dot to Dot and Colouring Books for Children. Kids Activity Packs - Travel Activity Packs for Kids
  • Kids Activity Books - 4 X Activity Books In One Pack. The Kids Travel Activity Packs Include Dot To Dot Books, Word Search Books For Kids And An Activity And Colouring Book Which Includes Colouring Book For Kids And Plain Paper Pad.
  • Kids Wedding Activity Packs - Each book contains over 60 pages with different activities ready to be tackled providing hours of problem solving and imaginary fun. Works well with kids colouring sets and colouring sets for children.
  • Activity Packs for Children - All 4 books arrive in a sleeve to keep them all together making them the perfect kids puzzle books to choose whist travelling; with the wide variety of activity choice, its the perfect pack to be enjoyed by all the family and as travel games for kids on plane, train or road.
  • Travel Activities For Kids - This 12 pack of activity books are perfect for school trips or long journeys with family; providing fun filled travel.

Between them they share an iPad, Kindle fire and a Nintendo Switch

Apple 2021 iPad (10.2-inch iPad, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Silver (9th Generation)
  • Gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone
  • A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • 8MP Wide back camera, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • Stereo speakers
Fire 7 tablet | 7" display, 16 GB, latest model (2022 release), Denim with Ads
  • 7" touchscreen and 16 GB or 32 GB of storage (add up to 1 TB of expandable storage with microSD).
  • Up to 10 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, listening to music and more.
  • Enhanced performance: up to 30% faster quad-core processor and twice as much RAM (2 GB) compared to previous generation.
  • Unwind with your favourite content from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Now, Facebook, Disney+, Instagram, TikTok and more through the Amazon Appstore.
  • Stay in touch with Zoom, Skype and Facebook Messenger, or ask Alexa to make video calls to friends and family.
Nintendo Switch (Neon Red/Neon blue)
  • Nintendo Switch can bring the fun anywhere you go, with anyone!
  • Nintendo Switch can transform to suit your situation, so you can play the games you want, no matter how busy life may be.
  • Enjoy the home console gaming experience, even without access to a TV.
  • Nintendo Switch has a controller on each side of the console that function together: the Joy-Con. By handing one of the Joy-Con to a friend, you can play competitive or co-operative multiplayer anywhere.
  • If you attach the two Joy-Con to the Joy-Con grip, it will work like a traditional controller, and without the grip they work as two individual, fully-functioning controllers.

Just make sure everything has downloaded properly before you leave home. There is nothing worse than getting on the plane and realising that film you downloaded didn’t actually download and now you’ve got no wifi to do anything about it.


Philips SHK2000BL/00 Over Ear Kids Headphones, 85dB Volume Limit, Noise Isolating, Soft Ear Pads, Ergonomic Headband (Blue)
  • Idea fit with adjustable headband
  • Ultra lightweight with soft ear cushions for comfortable fit
  • Extra protection as screw free
  • Clear sound from 32 mm drivers and noise isolating ear cushions
  • The headband arc length: 330mm to 360mm

And don’t forget the annoying headphone adaptor for apple devices

Headphone Adapter for iPhone to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Earphone Converter for iPhone 13/12/11/Xs Max/XS/X/XR/8Plus/7 for iphone Dongle Headphone Audio Jack Adapter Earphone Adaptor Support All iOS-White
  • 🎧【Perfect compatibility】: This adapter works for iPhone 13 Pro Max/13 Pro/13/13 Mini/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 mini/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Xs/Xs Max/X/XR/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus and More devices with iOS 12 system or later.It not only support listening to music but also the volume control, pause and play functions.Note: Does not support calls.
  • 🎧【Plug and play】: You don’t need to download any other apps before using it. Just need to use the plug-in adapter to enjoy wonderful music. You can use them during travel and sports.
  • 🎧【Advanced sound quality】Supports up to 24 bit 48khz output, so that the sound quality of the headset is not compromised. The professional 3.5mm audio jack output interface is also suitable for home audio and cars. It can provide you with perfect sound, which can be used in any occasion.
  • 🎧【High quality more durable 】: 100% copper core wire provides you with fast and stable signal transmission. High-quality materials and high-quality surface treatment, built-in upgrade chip, can quickly read data and ensure the stability and fidelity of sound transmission.
  • 🎧【After sales service】:If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, we will reply you within 24 hours and provide you with a perfect solution. If you are not satisfied, we offer a full refund or replacement with a new item.We look forward to your visit.

They have an external charger

【2-Pack】Power Bank Portable Charger, 10000mAh Ultra Slim Powerbank with 2 OutPut Fast Charge External Battery Pack Backup Charger for Smart Phones,Tablet and More
  • 【2 Pack 10000mAh Power Bank,Small Body, Great Help】Two 10000mAh power bank not only for portable charging but also around the home. Allowing you charge mobile devices without having to be tethered to a plug socket. Each of them fully charges 2.1 times for iPhone 14, 3.6 times for iPhone 8 and 2 times for Samsung Galaxy S21.
  • 【3.1A Dual Output】 Our portable charger has 2 USB output ports (2.1A+1A)that detect all the connected devices and efficiently distributes the current output up to 5V 2.1A. The portable charger can fully refill the battery itself in 6-8 hours at 5V 2.1A.
  • 【Small & Slim】It feels incredibly compact for a 10000mAh power bank, weighing just 210g and only 12mm thick. Grippy design is easy to hold, easy to toss into a bag and incredibly portable.
  • 【Universal Compatibility & Security】 Our external battery pack is suitable for a variety of electronic devices that have a USB port. Such as for iPhone Samsung Galaxy S9, tablet, camera and much more. Automatically identify the connected device and provide the best charging current, minimize the charging time, safe and long lasting.
  • 【What You Get】2 * 10000mAh Power Bank; 1 * USB Cable; 1 * User Manual. We provide 24 months friendly customer support and also back our products for 18 months. Please feel free to contact us.

The Kindle Fire in particular doesn’t have a great battery life so that might need a boost if we have any delays.

I also want to point out here that I will actually put all electronic devices into my backpack to go through security. It’s just so the kids don’t have to remove anything from their bags at security and they can whizz through easily with their dad.

Bento lunchboxes which will be filled with a packed lunch. I don’t put any sweets in their packed lunches, mostly because they’re animals and have no off-switch when it comes to sweets! So I’ll keep some in my backpack and dish them out once they’ve eaten their packed lunches.

WEAFRICTCH Bento Box, Lunch Box for Adults & Kids, 1400ml Leakproof Lunchbox with 3 Compartments and Cutlery, Reusable Sandwich Box Food Container, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
  • 【Food-Grade Material】WEAFRICTCH Lunch Box is a safe and leak-proof lunch box designed for Kids & Adults. The lunch bento box is made of food-grade PP material, BPA-Free and Non-Toxic. Healthy for kids and adults. Suitable to use on daily basis for kids, women, and men at school, at home, or in the office.
  • 【Multi-Compartment Lunch Box】 Our WEAFRICTCH lunch box has 3 compartments to help to plan a well-balanced diet not only for men and women to keep fit but also for girls and boys to have comprehensive nutrition. Put your pasta, chicken, salad, sandwich, fruit, snacks, or sushi in the bento box and enjoy it when and where you like.
  • 【Good Sealing Effect】 The bento box for adults has a four-point lock lid that firmly locks the lunch box While the seal ring around the side to keep the box from leaking. So now you do not have to worry about the food leak out in carrying out. Just enjoy your food leisurely.
  • 【Enough Capacity】 This lunch box has a capacity of 1400 ml. It easily holds enough food to keep hunger away from kids and adults. The bento lunch box also comes with a fork and a spoon compactly stored in the lid. It saves space and makes you never forget to take tableware for lunch. A Great Gift to your family and friends.
  • 【Microwave Lunch Box】 The adult lunch box is dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and freezer safe. Suitable for use from -20 ° C to 110 ° C. (Please remove the lid before microwave) Temperature 2-4 minutes below 248 ℃. The removable inner box design makes it easy for meal prep and easy cleanup. You can remove the inner tray if you want a larger area to hold things.

Camelbak water bottles which I’ll refill at Starbucks or at a water fountain. I really like these bottles. I used to buy cheap ones which would eventually break or leak so, even though these are expensive, they’re way more cost effective.

CAMELBAK eddy+ Kids 0.4L, Ocean Pals, BTS LE, 400ml
  • Fresh pop colour and new graphics pull kids back in for extra sips and sustained hydration. Most styles now made with Tritan Renew.
  • Flip, bite, sip - drink through straw
  • Leak-proof - leak-proof when closed, spill-proof when open
  • Easy to clean - cap and vessel dishwasher safe
  • BPA, BPS and BPF free

For Alba, our three year old daughter, we have:


CRAYOLA Wax Colouring Crayons - Assorted Colours (Pack of 24) | A Must-Have for All Kids Arts & Crafts Sets | Ideal for Kids Aged 3+
  • A must-have art supply for small artists
  • Contains 24 Vibrant Wax Crayons
  • These 24 Crayons are double wrapped for extra strength & organized in a reusable box
  • These colouring supplies are great for drawing, colouring, or doodling at home or at school
  • For ages 3+. Safe and non-toxic

A no mess colouring book

CRAYOLA Color Wonder - Peppa Pig Mess-Free Colouring Book (Includes 18 Colouring Pages & 5 Magic Color Wonder Markers)
  • Colour Wonder Set - Contains 18 Peppa Pig Colouring Pages and 5 Colour Wonder Markers.
  • Mess Free Colouring - Colours appear only on special Colour Wonder Paper, not on skin, clothing, or carpets!
  • Organized & Travel-Friendly: Folder style packaging works as reusable storage for your colouring pages and markers.
  • Peppa Pig Characters - Pairs well with other Peppa Pig toys, letting them play with their favourites
  • Safe & Non-Toxic - Gift for girls and boys ages 3 & up!

Scratch art

EUTOYZ 3-10 Year Old Girl Gifts,Scratch Art for Kid Gifts for 3-10 Year Old Girls Arts and Crafts for Kid Toys for 3-10 Year Old Girls Craft Kits for Kids Christmas Gifts Handmade Toys & Games
  • 【Super Safety】: Non Toxic - No odd flavor, no toxic powder, so kids can create colorful, no-fail designs safely.
  • 【Easy To Use】: Simply use the wooden styluses included to easily scratch away the black film to reveal the beautiful rainbow colors! safirst Kids can use to jot down notes, etch doodles, and create cool illustrations and designs.
  • 【Create Any Pattern】: Eprestar Kids can create cool illustrations, doodle, jot notes, create cards, sketch, draw, trace, surprise people, label items, create arts and crafts projects, and express themselves freely. The perfect outlet for your children's artistic thoughts. The color of the pattern is not single, but colorful.
  • 【Educational Development】: It's a funny and inovation toy for kids, also a very good way to train kids hands-in skills, intelligence development. They will be attracted by the delightful scratchboards and busy with it joy. Kids concentrade attention will be well trained through finishing the scratch paper.
  • 【Ideal Gift for Kids】: As birthday gift that won't break your wallet but will be truly appreciated and can be enjoyed by children everywhere. The creative gift idea for classroom, holidays, birthdays, party favor, thingking card.

And a little bag of toys which I put in a toiletries bag you’d use for airport security

3pcs Lermende Travel Toiletry Bag with Zipper Travel Luggage Pouch Carry On Clear Airport Airline Compliant Bag Travel Cosmetic Makeup Bags (Black)
  • Clear Bag for Airport- clear toiletry bag strictly follow 3-1-1 regulations. Easy and quick to pass through airport security. An ideal cosmetics makeup quart size toiletry bags for all ages.
  • Clear Strong Thickness Design Tsa Toiletry Bag - Made of transparent PVC material, eco-friendly to see and get items quickly. Strong thickness make the bag more durable and easy to clean, it is reusable.
  • Waterproof Tsa Approved Toiletry Bag - Airline Toiletries Bags are transparent and waterproof to to hold all your items included Liquids, at least resistant to leaks in case one of your bottles spills. Enjoy your travel without worries.
  • Improved Luxurious Zipper System Travel Tsa Bag - Sturdy smooth zipper, large zipper opening and luxurious zipper puller make it easy open and pack. And it is corrosion-resistant. Zipper bag is more durable than those inferior zip-top bags.
  • Carry-on Size & Versatile Clear Makeup Bags - the quart bag measure is 7.9 x 5.9 x 2.4 inches, it is convenient to carry on when you are travelling or go out. ideal for liquids, shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, perfume, cosmetics, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb and so on.

Joseph, our six year old son, we have 

Scratch art

Scratch & Draw Dinosaurs - Scratch Art Activity Book (Scratch and Draw)
  • Hardcover Book
  • That, Imagine (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 56 Pages - 01/01/2019 (Publication Date) - Imagine That Publishing (Publisher)

Where’s the Sloth – These books are actually brilliant. We have a few and they keep us all entertained for hours.

Where's Wally? The Wonder Book
  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.
  • Handford, Martin (Author)

Avengers colouring book

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Felt tip pens

CRAYOLA SuperTips Washable Markers - Assorted Colours (Pack of 24) | Premium Felt Tip Pens That Can Easily Wash Off Skin & Clothing | Ideal for Kids Aged 3+
  • Creates thick or thin lines and are ideal for those little details on arts and crafts projects for school and home (add washable)
  • These premium felt tip pens give a smooth intense colour laydown, no squeaks or drags
  • The inks wash off skin and clothing
  • Ages 3+
  • Make thick or thin lines and are ideal for those little details on art projects

George , age 7, has:

A Pokemon maze book

Pokemon Mini Mazes
  • Farshore (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 04/30/2020 (Publication Date) - Egmont (Publisher)

Word search

Word Search for Kids Ages 6-8: 100 Word Search Puzzles (Search and Find)
  • Books, Word Adventure (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 105 Pages - 09/18/2020 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

Top Trumps

Marvel Avengers Assemble Top Trumps Card Game
  • Entertaining educational card game loved for bringing your favourite Marvel Avengers to life
  • Play Top Trumps anytime, anywhere, with as many people as you like
  • Find out how intelligent Iron Man is, who is stronger - Hulk or Abomination and the fighting skills of Ultron in this edition of Top Trumps - Avengers Assemble
  • Easy-to-carry plastic case means there are no limits on gameplay
  • Prepare to outsmart your opponents, discover new and exciting facts and duel your way to becoming the Top Trump