Netflights Puzzle Pack – A handy companion to keep tireless children at bay during long journeys

Netflights puzzle packs

When I think about my family and I travelling to my friends’ wedding in Turkey this September, the hairs on my back stand on end and I shudder at the thought of the almost inevitably stressful journey there and back to London. Why am I so worried when I should be rejoicing travelling to a beautiful and awe-inspiring country like Turkey?

Let me explain…

I have two young boys – no, scratch that – I have two young BABY boys! My eldest son, Aron, who is now 16 months old, is a real energy buster and he gives the Duracell bunny a run for his money. He’s going to be 21 months in September and I’m guessing his energy and boredom levels are going to rise too. My youngest, Aidan, is 2 weeks old and he’s going to be 5 months old when we travel – not quite old enough to be independent and not quite young enough to sleep through long journeys (unless I’m lucky and I time my feeds exactly), so he’s going to be attached to me throughout the entire journey.


So, how am I going to handle these two during the long car ride to the airport and the 4-hour plane journey to Turkey, AND keep sane at the same time? What can I offer my sons to keep them amused during this time and fend off bored and irritable babies? Imagine my relief when  Netflights contacted me and asked me to try out these new Kids Summer Holiday Puzzle Packs that you can download straight from Netflights’ blog. My youngest may be too young for anything that doesn’t resemble a teat or something small enough to put in his mouth, but my eldest will be kept amused for hours!

Let me elaborate…

The Netflights Puzzle Book contains colouring-in, dot-to-dots, Noughts & Crosses, mazes, a wordsearch and a ‘Spot this!’ game. I can imagine that on the journey to the airport, Aron can immerse himself in the colouring-in pages and on the flight I can even play some of the games with him, like ‘Spot this’ on the last page, where you have to see how many of the selected items you can find while on holiday. I can also teach him how to play Noughts & Crosses and we can play together when we’re on the plane. So, now I’m feeling better and more relaxed that I am armed with a handy Puzzle Book to keep boredom from seeping into Aron on our way to Turkey. I can download as many copies of these Puzzle Books as I want from Netflights’ blog and I am following Netflights’ Google+ page to keep up-to-date with any activities and promotions they have in the future too. Now, I just have to think about what I am going to do with Aidan…

I would love to hear what you think. Please download a Kids Summer Holiday Puzzle Pack and let me know the ages of your children and whether you think they will enjoy it or not.

Leyla Preston

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/