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How To Make Family Car Journeys Fun

Here's our top tips for making long car journeys with the kids more fun and less stressful.

Pink car full of balloons for fun car journeys with Kids on the Little Hotdog Watson blog

Rainbow Car

The quickest game for the back of a car with kids. First person to spot a vehicle for every colour of the rainbow wins. Helps practise colours and makes you realise there's not that many pink cars around. 

Here's 20 other games to play

Rex London bento box perfect for kids car snacks as seen on Little Hotdog Watson blog

Snack Time

All journeys need snacks with kids. We love a bento box and fill with sandwiches, dried fruit, breadsticks, cucumber sticks and just maybe some car sweets.
Image Rex London Bento Box


Matilda audio book cover as featured on Little Hotdog Watson kids car journey blog

Read On

For the car we are really into audio books and highly recommend Matilda as read by Kate Winslett.


Kids car seat storage to hang on back of car seat as featured on Little Hotdog Watson car journey blog


We bought a car seat pocket two years ago and it was a game changer for not having to constantly pass things over. We fill them with the kids stuff before they set off and helps keep the car tidy too.

Image: Halfords

Kids sat in boot of car

Stay Cool

Hot kids are not happy kids, in my experience. Our fave way to keep cool is keeping ice in the water bottles so they can use them to roll on arms and legs if they get hot.

Here's 10 other ways to keep cool.

Kids and parents leaning out of a car window singing

Tune Out

Fed up of Disney tunes. Here's the ultimate car playlist packed full of your favourite hairbrush sing-a-longs for you to teach the kids. Spotify

Kids Sun Hats

Image: @bodhen_dutch Hats: Adventurer Cinnamon & Adventurer Navy

Author: Emma Watson is the owner of Little Hotdog Watson

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