When flying with kids, it’s essential you plan out a few activities to keep them entertained in the sky. Not only will it make the time go faster, but it’s a brilliant opportunity to get them excited about the adventure ahead. Whether you’re travelling to Majorca or Cancun, there are lots of things you can do to keep the little ones from asking “are we there yet?” So, before you take off to 31,000ft, here are five amazing tips on how to keep your kids occupied on a plane.
Give your kids a chance to look out the window and spot the Alps or other great sights like the Caribbean Sea. To stop arguments over who gets the view, make sure you Choose Your Seat. On shorter flights, little ones should take it turns to look out and if you’re going somewhere more exotic, upgrade to our Premium Class. This will keep them occupied with our entertainment packages, food and drinks.
2 Bring your iPad or tablet
Along with downloading TV shows and films, iPads or tablets can be a great distraction with fun games, audio books or songs. Get your kids in the holiday spirit by trying out a free language app. You can practice some simple phrases together and test them out when you arrive. Don’t forget to invest in some compatible headphones, so your children can enjoy everything with the sound on.
3 Speak to the Cabin Crew
If you’re flying with toddlers and it’s their first flight, speak to the Cabin Crew and they’ll do everything possible to ensure your whole family has the best journey possible. If your kids are older and they are interested in air travel, staff on board can help with some fun facts. So, make sure they have any questions at the ready.
4 Don’t forget a pillow
If you’re up in the sky late at night, make sure to pack pillows and blankets in your hand luggage. It’ll make the journey more comfortable for little ones, and will give you all the opportunity to have a snooze before you arrive.
5 Bring a travel size game
Puzzles are fantastic for keeping the whole family entertained. Mum, Dad, Nan or Grandad can join in the fun by helping kids piece together their game. Not enough room in your hand luggage? Take a packet of cards and watch the hours go by when playing snap or go fish.