Our top 10 travel toys for the car and plane


The holidays may be a time for relaxing, but they present a few challenges, including entertaining children while in transit. Forget the digital entertainment – they enjoy these toys just as much.

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Tsum Tsum 9 Pack Collectables

Available from Toys R Us for R199.90

The latest Disney craze to hit South Africa includes so many collectable characters that play time is far from over.

Tsum Tsum 9 pack Collectables

Burago F12

Available at Toys R Us for R129.90

A car is always a good choice – the adventures to be had are endless.

Burago F12

Leapfrog Read with Me

Available at Makro for R499

An interactive reader to help your child read stories, this is an entertaining and educating all-in-one toy.

Leapfrog read with me

Teletubbies Giggling Po

 Available from Hamleys for R499

The lovable red Teletubby will keep the fun running with her giggles.

Teletubbies Giggling Po

ALSO SEE: 7 tips to keep your kids busy and calm in the car

Super Duper Dinosaur

 Available from Makro for R149

This dinosaur set has enough features to keep your child entertained and includes a play mat.

Super Dinosaur

Magnetic Drawing Board

 Available from Toys R Us for R129.90

Forgo the paper and crayons with this magnetic board. Your child will be entertained for hours with this classic toy.

Magnetic Drawing board

Lego Duplo Batwing Adventure

Available from Makro for R499

The best thing about Lego Duplo is the size of the pieces. They’re easy to spot and keep track of, so you can avoid tears due to missing pieces.

Lego Duplo Batwing adventure

Classic World Geometric Blocks

Available from takealot.com for R254.

These colourful geometric blocks are fun to play with, and can help your baby or toddler to learn shapes, colours, and the relationships between different size blocks

Classic Geometric BlocksFisher-Price Spell and Speak Sea Turtle

Available from Makro for R699.99

Kids can make stronger connections to their first reading words by seeing them, hearing them, spelling them, rhyming them and seeing a picture to help identify them with this fun sea turtle! Pushing the picture buttons on the Turtle’s back rewards your child with spoken and spelled words – and the back-lit LCD screen enhances the learning and play by letting kids see the words they are hearing through text and fun animations.

Fisher-Price Spell and speak turtle

Fisher-Price Musical Pop-Up Eggs

Available from takealot.com for R349.99

Baby’s actions hatch a pop-up chick, turtle or toucan, with lights, fun sounds and music. He won’t even know he is in the car.

Fisher-Price Musical Pop-Up Eggs

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