Great Toy Ideas for Travelling by Plane

A common question we get asked is what toys to take on the flight for kids. We have discussed this topic on our facebook page and decided to make a page on our site dedicated to this. Below are some great ideas from our facebook followers, if you have anything to add, please do so at the bottom.

Thanks to all for your contribution and we hope these suggestions help.

Ipad / Ipod touch

Kids sized headphones - “Best thing we ever did is take the kids head phone shopping. Buy one that fits them perfectly, doesn't fall off (very important or you'll be adjusting it the whole time) and doesn't hurt!  At the airport or local tech store (Dicksmith, JB Hifi etc) buy a little adapter for the headphones to plug into in-flight entertainment.


DVD player

Leap pad has lots of activities such as books, short videos, drawing, flash cards, etc, and a lot less breakable than an ipad.

A small photo album with your family / baby / pets in it – it will keep them entertained for hours.

Activity bags - visit our friends at My Busy Bag

Baby doll with accessories


Little plastic animals

Small stamps and a book

Mini book set

Nursery Rhymes with action songs

Loads of snacks


Colouring in books


Texta’s (the ones that only work on the book)

Stacking cups

Cup with a lid for drinking out of

Packet of Straws

Ice cubes from the flight attendant

Cheap Playdoh / plasticine

Wipes - Get your little one to wipe down everything; tray table, window, seat etc

Little cups and plates on the meal tray to play tea party

Fisher & Price Doodle pro - available from our friends at Little Gulliver

Wrap little toys up as unwrapping them is half the fun

Use little gift bags to put toys in and you can pull them out one by one when needed

Stacking barrels that fit inside each other

Recommend packing an extra days worth of essentials in carry on bag as our luggage can get delayed or even lost

The on board entertainment for kids is so good these days, bu at DVD player/Ipad is a good backup if the entertainment system goes down.

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