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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 - Black
  • A fashionable and space-saving womens Travel Backpack cabin size which fits under the seat. It can hold laptops up to 13", serving as a convenient option for weekend trips too.
  • Features an easy access top pocket for purses, sun glasses, phones and travel documents.
  • Fits the Ryanair 40x20x25cm' free' underseat hand luggage rules. Flies for free on all other known airlines. Lightweight design weighs just 0.6kg.

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, Dot to Dot and Colouring...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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Between them they share an iPad, Kindle fire and a Nintendo Switch

2021 Apple 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
Amazon 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.
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.

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, 85 Db Volume Limit, Noise Isolating, Soft Ear Pads,...
  • Idea fit with adjustable headband
  • Ultra lightweight with soft ear cushions for comfortable fit
  • Extra protection as screw free

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...
  • 🎧【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...
  • 🎧【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...

They have an external charger

【2-Pack】Power Bank Portable Charger, 10000mAh Ultra Slim Powerbank with 2 OutPut Fast Charge...
  • 【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...
  • 【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...
  • 【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.

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...
  • 【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...
  • 【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...
  • 【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...

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

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


CRAYOLA Crayons, Bright Strong Colours, Multi, 24 Count (Pack of 1)
  • 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

A no mess colouring book

CRAYOLA Color Wonder - Peppa Pig Mess-Free Colouring Book (Includes 18 Colouring Pages & 5 Magic...
  • 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.

Scratch art

EUTOYZ 3-10 Year Old Girl Gifts,Scratch Art for Kid Gifts for 3-10 Year Old Girls Toys Arts and...
  • 【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 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...

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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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)

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

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...
  • 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

George , age 7, has:

A Pokemon maze book

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