Planning a road trip with the family? Here are some fun ideas for long road trips.

  • Take a good supply of snacks
  • Buy activity books and sticker books
  • Take some talking books along
  • Play some movies
  • Map spotting: give each child a map and have them mark it with what they see as you pass the milestones
  • Sing!
  • The quiet game is great for when you need some peace and quiet. The loser is the one who speaks first
  • Sticker books are great as they can be reused
  • Pack a surprise bag of age appropriate toys and games
  • Magnets with a Cookie Sheet. A cookie sheet makes an excellent base for any magnet set or building blocks while riding in the car
  • Healthy snacks
  •  Spy is a popular game that can be played by all ages

    Road Trip Activities for Toddler

    We all know that toddlers are harder to entertain than older kids. Here are a few ideas to keep the little ones entertained.

  • Magnetic play table
  • Colouring books and colours
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • A picture book
  • Your toddlers favourite toy
  • Play virtual hide and seek
  • Electronic gadgets
  • Car counting: pick a colour or type of car, the first to see 10 of the same car wins.
  • Hand puppets
  • Miniature Dry Erase Board and Dry Erase Markers
  • Laptops and ipads
  • Toy Catalogues
  • Flashcards
  • Portable felt board

Road Trip Activities for Adults

It’s not just the toddlers that need entertaining on long road trips. We have compiled a list of road trip activities for adults. 

  • Travel journals – a great way to write down your thoughts and feelings whilst on your journey
  • 21 questions – guess what a person is thinking in 21 questions. This is one of the best classic car games. Players simply pick a person and their fellow passengers have to guess who it is using only 20 questions.
  • Memory game – One passenger says “I’m going out on a picnic and I’m bringing…” followed by whatever item comes to mind. The next player has to remember that item and add something else to the story. Getting a part of the story wrong results in instant expulsion.
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Name that tune
  • Story – One person says a word that begins a story. Take turns adding one word onto the story and see where it ends up!
  • Celebrity – One person plays the character of a famous person and answers questions as if they were that person. Whoever guesses correctly first wins
  • Car Bingo – Come up with a list of vehicle types that everyone will be searching for. The first person to cross every car off their list wins

Raf Autos wishes you a safe journey.