Road trips with kids: 5 things that’ll save your sanity

Road trips with kids: 5 things that’ll save your sanity

'Are we there yeeetttt?'

About to take a road-trip with your young children and worried about how that’ll go? As in – will you still have your sanity in tact by the time you reach your destination? Fear not, parents. We've got you.

Make backseat boredom a thing of the past, because, let’s face it; it’s in everybody's interest to make the journey as low-stress as possible.

Our advice? Make your upcoming car journeys more entertaining with some (or all) of these super-creative ideas.

  1. Podcasts

Family-friendly podcasts are brilliant and so many are free to download.  Browse and find your favourites.


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  1. Audiobooks 

Do a mass download of the books the kids would like to listen to most. The soothing sound of a storyteller is perfect for a long drive. And who knows, all that concentrating on a brilliant story might lead to a few minutes (hours?) of shut-eye?

  1. Alphabet Memory

The first person starts with the letter A and say “A is for —” filling in the blank with any word beginning with the letter A such as APPLE, ALPHABET, ANIMAL, etc.

Let’s use APPLE. The second person then does the letter B, but must also remember what A was! So, they say “A is for APPLE and B is for BOY”. Then, the third person starts with A and B and then adds in their suggestion for C like this “A is for APPLE, B is for BOY and C is for CATERPILLAR” and so on.


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  1. Road trip Bingo

Pinterest is packed full of great (and free) printables for road trips, and road trip bingo is one of our favourites. Seriously – there is nothing better than a good old-fashioned competition to get the whole car engaged. This game can keep everyone entertained for miles and miles.

  1. Name that Tune

How many notes will it take your family or child to name that tune? This is a great game for families to play together. One person thinks of a song and then starts to hum the tune – the first one to guess the song correctly is the next to choose a song and hum.

For younger children, you might need to suggest a few bedtime lullabies (twinkle, twinkle little star) or even Christmas Carols to help them along.