Travel with Kids – What to pack in a kids travel case

travel with kids
Going on a trip? A week? A day? No matter how long you go, if you travel with kids, it’s good to plan.

As parents we need to make sure our kids are fully catered for, and kids need to take a lot with them! You need to be organised, as well as know what your kids really need to take with them. It can be difficult, but equipping them with their own personalised travel cases will sort things out. That way you’ll be more organised and your kids will love carrying the cases around!

Here are the three must-haves for your travel days with kids:


Kids get hungry at the weirdest hours and they need food that is nutritious. Relying on food you can only be purchased from fast food outlets is often not the most nutritious option. Make sure you’re organised with meals and snack you can pack at home. Depending on how long your trip is, you’ll need items such as fruit, sandwiches, rice crackers, sultanas. Reusable carry-all lunch bags are a great way to bring food along without the bulky containers. Don’t forget the water.


Keep your little ones engaged with small toys, activity pads, and colouring kits. Pack the crayons and glitter pens in personalised pencil cases because they never seem to run out of imaginations! If your child is a tween, a book or a pack of cards offering multiple games can be kept handy to keep the wandering mind from getting bored. Comfort

Travelling by car or flying, a soft toy can also double up as a pillow. It is advisable to pack a fresh set of clothing in anticipation of little disasters. Don’t forget spare socks and a jacket for changes in the weather. A large zip lock bag can hold items that have been worn, or get wet. A small first aid bag containing antiseptic cream and band-aids doesn’t take much room and if needed, is a great help.


To make picture-perfect memories, you must holiday in style. Plan your kids’ wardrobe alongside yours. Pack in a personalised kid’s hat for your little diva and make her shine on the beach.  If your tween is going camping, get her a few personalized sticky labels. She can wear them on her clothes, shoes, and other stuff and gleefully prance around without losing a single item.

Travelling light is hard when you’re travelling with kids, and that isn’t a myth. But it’s always better to be equipped and heavy than be faced with spoilers. So, get the right packing items in place and travel stress-free!