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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:

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


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.


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】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 2.4 times for iPhone X, 3.6 times for iPhone 8 and 2.2 times for Samsung Galaxy S9.
  • 【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 Lunch Box, Bento Lunch Box for Adults & Kids, 1400ml Lunch Box with 3 Compartments, BPA Free Lunch Box with Cutlery, Sandwich Box Container, Microwave and Dishwasher Safe

  • 【SAFE MATERIAL & DURABLE】WEAFRICTCH Lunch box is made of food-grade materials and is BPA free. Odorless and stain resistant. Has enough capacity to accommodate food for adults and children. The 1400ml capacity design makes it possible to offer a variety of food choices and effectively promote healthy eating.
  • 【PERFECT FOR EVERYBODY】 The bento lunch box is divided into 3 compartments. Each compartment is portioned perfectly to feed the appetite of both kids and adults for packing a healthy and balanced lunch for everybody so you can enjoy healthy food at work, school, while traveling, or enjoying the outdoors.
  • 【GOOD SEALING EFFECT】The lunch box with compartments has a four-point lock lid that firmly locks the lunch box While the seal ring around the side keeps the box from leaking. 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.
  • 【UTENSIL SET INCLUDED】The built-in knife, fork, and spoon are always at hand for easy meals on the go. WEAFRICTCH bento box adults set also includes 10 cute animal food picks, great for fruit, pastries, desserts, and snacks, and easy to use. Decorate your food and make it look more delicious.
  • 【DISHWASHER & MICROWAVE & FREEZER SAFE】BPA free lunch box adult is easy to clean, easy to heat food, easy to refrigerate and keep food fresh, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, refrigerator safe (Please remove the lid before microwaving)

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:


A no mess colouring book

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 TSA Approved Toiletry Bag with Zipper Travel Luggage Pouch Carry On Clear Airport Airline Compliant Bag Travel Cosmetic Makeup Bags (Black)

  • ✈TSA Approved – TSA approved 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 men and women.
  • ✈Clear Strong Thickness Design – 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 can be used as clear makeup bag or cosmetic bags
  • ✈Waterproof Secure – 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 – 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. Also a good mother’s day gift for your monther and grandmother on travel and daily use.
  • ✈Carry-on Size & Versatile – the quart bag measure is 7.7 x 5.9 x 2.5 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

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

Felt tip pens

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

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

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