Victoria's Top 10 Essential Family Travel Products

Victoria's Top 10 Essential Family Travel Products

Travel BloggerVictoria

Founder of Bridges and Balloons, a blog about travel to special places, featuring detailed itineraries and accommodation guides. Specialises in road trips, Airbnb, glamping, creative family travel and cake.

Starting a family and travelling the world may seem like two things that you shouldn't mix, but Victoria at @bridgesandballoons is here to prove that you can do both! Since having her first son in 2018, Victoria and her husband kept on travelling as a family of three (now four!) and have continued having the same sort of exciting and memorable trips that they had as a couple. 

While it's definitely possible to enjoy travelling as a family with young children, evidently some adjustments will be necessary to make sure that the trip is as comfortable and fun as possible for everyone on board. So, we've asked Victoria to share some of her must-have family travel products! From a stroller which you can take with you on the plane as hand luggage, to an on-the-go travel potty, she has shared some fantastic items that you should consider purchasing if you're thinking of globe-trotting with your little one(s). 

  • Last updated: 08-03-2021
Table of Contents

Victoria's mybest

BabyBjörnTravel Cot




StorksakEco Travel Changing Bag


TrunkiChildren's Ride-On Suitcase


ErgobabyBaby Carrier


Summer InfantPop ‘n Sit SE Booster


Petit CollagePet Hospital Magnetic Play Scene Set



My Carry Potty Penguin Travel Potty




The Gro CompanyStars and Moons Gro Anywhere Portable Blackout Blind with Suction Cups


Victoria's mybest Summary

There you have it, Victoria's top 10 essential products for travelling as a family! We hope that reading this article has helped to convince you that travelling as a family is possible and worth it, as long as you make the right preparations beforehand. If you'd like to learn more about Victoria or want to read more of her family travel tips, make sure to check out her blog Bridges and Balloons. Bon voyage

Popular Item Lists

Popular Creators

Popular Posts

  • 10 Best Baby Milk Formulas in the UK 2020
    10 Best Baby Milk Formulas in the UK 2020
    Baby milk formula, or infant formula, is usually made from cow's milk that's been treated and is therefore easier for babies to digest. It's a convenient way of feeding your little one if you have a busy professional life or prefer not to breastfeed for personal reasons. When opting for the formula route, choosing the best product for your newborn or toddler may seem daunting. To help you to understand what to look out for, we'll cover important factors like ingredients and methods of preparation. Then we'll share reviews of our favourite products, including dairy-free alternatives for little ones with allergies, from the UK's biggest brands like Aptamil, SMA, and Cow & Gate.
    Kids and baby
  • 10 Best Shampoos for Kids in the UK 2021
    10 Best Shampoos for Kids in the UK 2021
    Keeping kids clean can be a struggle; for some just getting them into the bath requires plenty of coaxing, let alone when you mention washing their hair! Finding the right kid-friendly shampoo can help encourage good hygiene and prevent dry scalps, whilst keeping the experience as stress-free as possible, whether they're blessed with gorgeous curly hair or fine, straight locks. There are many concerns parents face when searching for a shampoo suitable for youngsters. In this article, we share our tips and advice on how to find a safe and gentle shampoo to keep kids' hair conditioned, tangle and dandruff-free and looking and smelling fantastic. Make sure to read on for our top 10 picks from trusted brands such as Burt's Bees, Kokoso and Green People available on Amazon, eBay and John Lewis!
    Kids and baby
  • Top 10 Best Disposable Nappies in the UK 2020 (Pampers, Huggies, and More)
    Top 10 Best Disposable Nappies in the UK 2020 (Pampers, Huggies, and More)
    The humble nappy is an essential part of every child’s early life. However, choosing the right nappy can be daunting as there are now a huge amount of options available. You’ll also have to take into account when and where you intend to use the nappy, such as for swimming or nighttime, as well as think about the best size for the baby; will you need size 0 or size 3? Whether you’re looking for a biodegradable and eco-friendly nappy for a newborn baby or a something hypoallergenic for a toddler with sensitive skin, our handy guide will help you find that best fit, faster. We’ll also include recommended products by brands such as Pampers, Huggies, and Aldi Mamia, all available on Amazon, eBay, Tesco and Asda.
    Kids and baby
  • Top 10 Best Alarm Clocks for Kids in the UK 2021 (LEGO Batman, The Gro Company and More)
    Top 10 Best Alarm Clocks for Kids in the UK 2021 (LEGO Batman, The Gro Company and More)
    Children are not yet privy to the wonders of sleep. Whether it’s stories from your parents on how they used to rock you for hours whilst listening to the radio, or your colleagues turning up looking like zombies after a particularly bad night with a toddler, everyone has heard how difficult it can be to get them to drift off and stay there. Fortunately, present-day alarm clocks can help. Not only do they wake your child up, but they can now double as a nightlight or radio, play lullabies, and even introduce proper sleeping schedules. But how do you know which is right for you both? We're here to make it easier with our guide and recommendations, all available from sites such as Amazon, eBay and Argos. 
    Kids and baby
  • Top 10 Best Travel Systems in the UK 2021 (iCandy, Silver Cross, Cosatto, and More)
    Top 10 Best Travel Systems in the UK 2021 (iCandy, Silver Cross, Cosatto, and More)
    Getting ready for a new baby is not only exciting but a little scary! There are so many things to think about to make sure their arrival is as smooth as possible. We recognise that the task of researching the best travel system for your little one might be daunting, so we're here to give you a hand!Whether you need a simple pram with a removable carrycot or a 3-in-1 model, and whatever your budget, we’ve got you covered with our detailed buying guide. We've also rounded up the best travel systems for sale online at Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, and Argos, from trusted brands like Silver Cross, Cosatto, iCandy, and Joie. Let's take a look!
    Kids and baby
  • Top 10 Best Double Buggies in the UK 2021 (Out 'N' About, Chicco and More)
    Top 10 Best Double Buggies in the UK 2021 (Out 'N' About, Chicco and More)
    Getting one baby or 3-year-old ready and out of the house can be a struggle, double that and you find yourself facing even more of a challenge! One piece of kit that will help you out massively is a good double buggy, pushchair or pram, which allows you to have both children (and all the paraphernalia that comes with them) in view and easily accessible. Whether you have twins, newborns or toddlers, there are plenty of options, with some adapting from birth as they grow. Perhaps you like the idea of having them side by side, or maybe in tandem – whichever you prefer, the choice is out there. To help you, we'll share our tips and 10 favourites to order from Amazon, Argos and more including bestselling brands like Out 'N' About, Graco and Hauck.
    Kids and baby
  • Top 10 Best Minecraft Toys in the UK 2021 (LEGO, Ravensburger and More)
    Top 10 Best Minecraft Toys in the UK 2021 (LEGO, Ravensburger and More)
    Since its original release nearly a decade ago, Minecraft has become one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Parents keen to get their children away from screens may feel reluctant buying video game-themed gifts, but these toys, which are often as innovative as the game itself, are a great way of encouraging kids to put down the mouse and exercise their imagination in the real world. There are a whole load of bestselling Minecraft toys for kids out there, so check out our buying guide for tips on how to pick the right figurine, plush toy or costume for the die-hard player in your life. Whether your little one is a fan of Steve or the hair-rising Creepers, we've got the best gifts, accessories and merchandise to snap up from Amazon, eBay and more. 
    Kids and baby
  • Search by Category