As soon as your kids are old enough to handle their own hand luggage, investing in a bag that suits would help to keep boredom at bay while on the aircraft, heading to your chosen holiday destination. Whether you’re planning on enjoying one of the popular, short haul Majorca holidays next summer or you’re travelling a little further, to Turkey or the Greek Islands this autumn, ensuring that your children are fully stocked with activities on board the plane will help to keep stress and tantrums at bay.
Everyone who has a paid-for seat will be eligible to take an item of hand luggage on board the plane with them (as long as it is within the set dimensions) and that includes children. With so many options on the market, it’s easy to be a little overwhelmed by the choices – here’s a quick breakdown.
Wheeled Backpacks are ideal for kids because you can cram them full of toys and games, without having to worry about being lumbered with carrying it on your back. There are plenty of options available, including character-laden ones that your kids would love to pull around the airport lounge.
Regular Backpacks are good if they’re not too bulky i.e. make sure it’s small and light enough that your child will be happy to carry it.
The Trunki seems to be incredibly popular at the moment, and rightly so! These funky, hard suitcases are fun, bright and functional with the added bonus of being a ride-on which kids will love!
Depending on the age of your children, you may be the one who ends up carrying the bags and, while you may look like a pack horse, this is often inevitable. Make sure that they pack light, with some sensible items that will keep them entertained on-board and avoid the stress of travelling with bored youngsters.