WITH delays at airports, on ferries and – of course – on the roads, overcoming travel boredom is a tougher road than ever.
Instead of plugging in an appliance, switch your family vacation to traditional entertainment with high-value games and toys.
ONE FOR ALL: For £6 at Sainsbury’s, instead of £8, a pack of Uno cards will repay your family for years with hours of fun all over the world.
GO FROM A TO B: Use the power of the alphabet to cover the miles on a long road trip.
Locate something starting with each letter, in order, on the outside of the car. The first person to get to Z (hint: zebra crossing!) wins.
BRAIN GAME: Introduce children to the challenging world of chess with the WHSmith Travel Set, down from £6.99 to £4.89.
SCRATCH THAT: With glue and glitter galore, most crafts are off limits on long drives.
But scratch art is the exception.
You can buy the Ultimate Scratch Art Kit for £12.99 WHERE? or two for £20 in a deal on craft sets, or pack one of its smaller £3.50 kits.
WHO ARE YOU?: Play the classic “Who am I?” the game should eliminate any lag quickly.
Take turns thinking of a person or character, then the others take turns asking questions until they figure out who it is.
Remember that you can only ask questions that you can answer “yes” or “no”.
COMPACT DISCS: Pack the £2 Four In A Row travel size game from The Works for hours of fun.
Two players take turns inserting their discs into the game frame until one of them gets a line of four.
The store also offers travel snakes and ladders for £2.
- All prices on the page are correct at time of printing. Promotions and offers subject to availability.
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You can pack one of his stir-fry sauces for £1 at Morrisons, down from £1.20.
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