4 travel-friendly staycation games to keep kids smiling

  • Jun 29, 2021
  • By Melinda Khoo
Whether you're on a train, in a hotel room or camping in the wilderness, having a few games and puzzles in your toy box arsenal is a great way to keep kids entertained during quieter periods. From memory games to magnetic play scenes, here are our 4 top travel-friendly toys that will ensure your offspring are occupied when you want to dip your head in a good book or enjoy a glass of wine.

1) Mudpuppy: Tropical Frogs Shaped Memory Match

Encouraging thinking skills and building concentration, bright and colourful memory games are a great tool for exercising little brains. Reach for Mudpuppy's Tropical Frogs Shaped Memory Match and enjoy a deck of 24 high-quality frog-shaped cards that need to be matched into pairs. Easy to travel with and keep contained, Tropical Frogs is ideal for children three years and up and combines the entertaining with the academic.

2) Mudpuppy: Geometric Animals Chess & Checkers

Channel 'The Queen's Gambit' the kids way with our popular Mudpuppy Chess & Checkers game. Perfectly portable and carried in its own fabric bag, you'll find chess on one side and checkers on the other. By sharpening their skills with educational toys, these fantastic strategy games help develop problem-solving abilities and are great for extra bonding time with parents.

3) Smart Games: Magnetic Travel Deducktion

You might be packing classic toys and beach buckets in your staycation suitcase, but it's also a fab idea to stash some small magnetic puzzles that can be pulled out when boredom strikes. The Magnetic Travel Deducktion puzzles are housed in a compact book, can be played alone and will challenge children's skills of deduction and logic. The game aims to get all the same coloured ducklings to follow their matching coloured mother, and with 48 different challenges, it's the perfect brain-teasing test.

4) Floss & Rock: Pets Magnetic Play Scene

We love packing the Pets Magnetic Play Scene for younger children, which guarantees hours of storytelling fun. From pink poodles to cute cats in sunglasses, you'll find 50 magnetic pieces stored in the ideal on-the-go box alongside two interchangeable backdrops. Pretend play at its best; magnetic play scenes ignite the imagination, encourage the expression of thoughts and ideas and always end up being one of those most played-with toys.

Are you looking for more inspiration? At KidsnToys, you'll find a thoughtfully curated edit of high-quality games and puzzles to keep kids smiling throughout their staycation.


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