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WIN: A Family Bundle Of Games By Drumond Park Worth £78

UTCT and Drumond Park have teamed up to give one lucky visitor the chance to win a family games bundle worth £78. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this page to find out how to enter.

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The Best of TV and Movies

About The Family Games Bundle:

This month we are happy to be offering a great prize of a Family Games Bundle – a trio of top board games from Drumond Park, which people of all ages will enjoy. They’ll be great for multi-generational family gatherings over Christmas – or as presents, of course.

In the Sshh!, Don’t Wake Dad electronic board game (rrp £22.99, age 5+) players must creep past a sleeping Dad as he snores in his bed. In the LOGO What Am I? game (rrp 24.99, age 8+), children guess, draw of describe ‘big brand’ products and objects. And the fascinating, fast paced Best of TV & Movies picture board game (rrp £29.99, age 12 to adult) celebrates all things entertainment.

Drumond Park Games
Here’s a little more about each game:

  • Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad is for age 5+, although we have found that once the board is set up and everything is ready to go, the entire family will want to pitch in and have a good time! The central figure is, indeed, a ‘Dad’ who snores loudly throughout the game. But wait for it… he jumps bolt upright from his bed when he’s woken from his sleep!
  • Next up is LOGO What Am I?, which is ideal for children aged 8+. It is the junior version of the classic best-selling LOGO game, where players are asked to ‘guess it’, ‘draw it’ or ‘describe it’ – and it’s great fun if the grown-ups join in too!
  • And thirdly we have The Best of TV & Movies, for players aged 12 to adult. The hundreds of picture cards feature oodles of questions and answers on much loved TV dramas, sit-coms, chat shows, reality shows, favourite films and cartoons.dpl-logo-home

For stockists and to play games online visit www.drumondpark.com And for grown-up giggles and to share adult games experiences, go over to their ‘Not so Quiet Night In’ blog at www.drumondpark.com/blog/

How To Enter

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This competition ends on August 30th at midnight with winners being notified the following day. Read our full competition terms and conditions here.


  1. Tracy Gaymer
    August 1, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Eye spy when travelling with my family.

  2. Adele Keeble
    August 1, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Spot different things on a journey ..then they after to try and remember what they were and where on our way back.

    August 1, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    We play eye spy , or sing along to our favourite music

  4. Graham Ross
    August 1, 2016 / 10:44 pm


  5. Andrea-Louise Edge
    August 2, 2016 / 12:21 am

    To keep my 4 year occupied we play eye spy or play games on her leap pad

  6. Joanna Phillimore
    August 2, 2016 / 3:59 am

    Whoever goes to sleep first wins a prize! (not the driver!) ????

  7. Anna
    August 2, 2016 / 6:20 am

    The Alphabet game – Take turns going through the alphabet thing of for example countries or fruits and vegetables eg A – Australia

    If children are older print out a copy of the map for the route you are going and get them to follow the journey marking off as they pass motorway numbers/landmarks as you go

  8. Samantha Wheeler
    August 2, 2016 / 6:38 am

    I-Spy and Counting Cars

  9. Valerie Harbut
    August 2, 2016 / 6:57 am

    We play “I Spy ..”

    sometimes ‘something beginning with’ and sometimes something of a given colour which enables the youngest to join in.

  10. Stuart Edwards
    August 2, 2016 / 7:20 am

    We make a list before setting off for items to spot while we travel my children seem to enjoy ticking them off as and when they see

  11. Nicola Haynes
    August 2, 2016 / 7:25 am

    A bagful of small toys, books, puzzle books

  12. Sally Collingwood
    August 2, 2016 / 7:35 am

    We always have a cd going and like a sing song

  13. shaz wilkes
    August 2, 2016 / 7:37 am

    play I spy
    count a certain colour of cars
    sing songs

  14. Sarah Betsworth
    August 2, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Singing in 3 part harmony

  15. Catherine McAlinden
    August 2, 2016 / 7:53 am

    I have special boxes that we use on long journeys. They usually contain snacks, drinks, magazine, colouring book, new toy, pencils etc. They give me 2 hours peace!

  16. emma tarbuck
    August 2, 2016 / 8:00 am

    at the moment we pokemon hunt

  17. Tom Baines
    August 2, 2016 / 8:16 am

    we play word games either what is the word in english, we speak french or describe what you see with saying what it is lol great fun

  18. Sarah Lambert
    August 2, 2016 / 8:17 am

    We normally play eye spy or how many colour cars there is and mark them off

  19. Becky John
    August 2, 2016 / 8:20 am

    We play I Spy and sing songs

  20. Hannah Scudder
    August 2, 2016 / 8:28 am

    We sing a lot when travelling. It kills time and keeps everyone entertained.

  21. Laura Harris
    August 2, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Wotsit sculpting! Lick a Wotsit crisp, stick it to another, and see what you can make! Points awarded for each Wotsit used, and extra points for creativity, uniqueness and least mess made!

  22. Maria Savva
    August 2, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I draw lots of things we were likely to see on route in a jotter pad & have fun ticking them off & scoring points along the way… Of course the person with the most points wins a special prize! Lol!

  23. Valerie Brown
    August 2, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I think the little Ispy books are great for car journeys

  24. James McLaughlin
    August 2, 2016 / 9:15 am

    We play first one to see. We name an item eg yellow car and first one to spot it wins and then it’s their turn to choose.

  25. Andrea Stiff
    August 2, 2016 / 9:15 am

    we play a game called the connect game, one person says something like sea, and the other person has to say a word that connects like, sand, and so on (like mallets mallet)

  26. Tracy Gladman
    August 2, 2016 / 9:16 am

    I bought some Usborne Travel Activity Cards. They are great. They give lots of things to do and make journeys so much easier. They are wipe clean and come with a pen. No more bored journeys!

  27. Ellie Wood
    August 2, 2016 / 9:19 am

    I provide him with books and fun little games, obviously the kindle works too! we try and play car games as well.

  28. Natasha Davies
    August 2, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I love to play I spy with my kids, but they are both still young so we ‘spy’ by colour in our game!
    Great way to build language skills, fab interaction and let’s just face it; it’s downright fun!! <3

  29. Fiona Martin
    August 2, 2016 / 9:39 am

    We like to play i-spy and count things we see along the roadside. We also sing songs and tell jokes.

  30. Angela Walker
    August 2, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Play i-Spy

  31. Ian McNeil
    August 2, 2016 / 10:07 am

    We give the kids a picture list of things to look out for on the journey. We also have a load of mini travel games to keep them occupied.

  32. Lauren Pilkington
    August 2, 2016 / 10:09 am

    before we set off we make a list of things we need to spot on our journey and then all look for them. some might be really easy but we do put some harder ones in too.

  33. sarah kochan
    August 2, 2016 / 10:32 am

    we like to play eye-spy, 1st person to see a certain coloured car, listen and sing to music 🙂

  34. kirsty meredith
    August 2, 2016 / 10:42 am

    We play a game called ‘hit the road jack!’ We think of a theme and we have to name things, people, places anything you like to do with that theme. If anyone else repeats what you say, you sing ‘hit the road jack!’ That person is out. Great fun as it involves listening and lots of concentration!

  35. Claire Scott
    August 2, 2016 / 10:55 am

    We play a travel game are we there yet, we all get rather competitive lol

  36. Katy C Johnston
    August 2, 2016 / 10:57 am

    We love to play I spy and 20 questions!

  37. Lisa Crowther
    August 2, 2016 / 11:01 am

    We usually play Around the World – where the first person names something beginning with A, second something beginning with B….and so on – with three boys, topics usually include Premier League players/Sports teams. I also like ‘I went to the shop…’, it’s great for the kids’ memories – my youngest has got a memory like a steel trap!

  38. Victoria Mowatt
    August 2, 2016 / 11:35 am

    We like to play Mallets Mallet in the car, it’s fun and kids love it.

  39. Kerry Martindale
    August 2, 2016 / 11:48 am

    As our son is older now he tends to play on his psp and watches movies, but when he was younger we used to tally the car colour and Mark them Down and when we arrive find the colour of the most popular car.

  40. amanda hayes
    August 2, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    We sing songs, play eye spy and look for things such as a red car or a blue lorry.

  41. Zoe C
    August 2, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    eye-spy books

  42. Allan Smith
    August 2, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    A fun little game called “Keep Quiet, Earn a pound” :))

  43. janine atkin
    August 2, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    we play I spy, listen to music or read

  44. Hilda Hazel Wright
    August 2, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Spot the ****** (whatever there are lots of in the area!)

  45. Angela Treadway
    August 2, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    We play visual games or I give them some activity books x

  46. Margaret Adamson
    August 2, 2016 / 1:12 pm


  47. Karen Guest
    August 2, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    We choose a car number plate that has driven past us and make up a phrase.


    YE61 WFD

    Young Edward 61 would fly donkeys
    (make it as funny as you like doesn’t have to make sense)

  48. Vicky H
    August 2, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    Who can spot the most Eddie Stobart lorries.

  49. laura stewart
    August 2, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    we play eye spy- you cant go wrong x

  50. Nicola Jones
    August 2, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    We sing songs

  51. Liane Amos
    August 2, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Cheese on wheels, spotting yellow cars

  52. Helen
    August 2, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Ispy 🙂

  53. Alison
    August 2, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    I Spy

  54. Bridget Heather
    August 2, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    We each choose a colour of car and whoevers colour we see gets a point

  55. Janet Cutler
    August 2, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    We play Norbert!! First one to spot a Norbert Dentressangle lorry gets a point. Minus points if you mistake another red truck.

  56. Jasper C
    August 2, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    Pub Sign Cricket

  57. kim wallace
    August 2, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    colour clash if you see someone wearing that colour that is your date, my kids more adult

  58. jade stephenson
    August 2, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    we count how many different colour cars we can see

  59. Hannah Scudder
    August 2, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    We sing and play i-spy. I also take a small range of toys and books for my son to look at.

  60. Joann
    August 2, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    We make a list before we go of things to spot ie a Tesco lorry, mobile caravan etc then tick them off as they are spotted.

  61. Simon Tutthill
    August 2, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    We play I spy and a good selection of colouring books comes in very handy

  62. Christine Sunter
    August 2, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Counting and spotting vehicles – red ones, pick up trucks, white vans, etc..

  63. August 2, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I make an activity backpack with lots of things to do like, colouring and games, Keeps the quiet for ages.

  64. David Reeves
    August 2, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I Spy!

  65. Iris Tilley
    August 2, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Can you spot any animals cos we always travel around the countryside

  66. Philippa Turner
    August 2, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Eye spy or if I am very organised we have a sheet of items they need to tick off on their travels e.g. Red Truck, Aeroplane.

  67. Susan Smith
    August 2, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    We always pack up games we can play in a car, along with books. We also play the pub game, where you get points for legs. We also stop ocasionaly so they can run and stretch their legs

  68. jason wills
    August 2, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I tell the children to pick different colour cars and tell them to count the colour cars that we pass and whoever has seen the most colour car wins a prize.

  69. Denice Copland
    August 2, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Spot 10 cars of a certain colour or spot 10 motorbikes.

  70. Sharon williams
    August 2, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    We play sing what you see then the next person has to carry on the song. Keeps everyone occupied.

  71. Nicola Sadler
    August 2, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Eye spy

  72. candice sandford
    August 2, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    count how many different colour cars we see

  73. kelly cockayne
    August 2, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    We play eye spy or spot the colour or guess how many of a certain thing you can spot , eg how many red cars or tractors

  74. Carol Bradnock
    August 2, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    i spy

  75. Margaret Gallagher
    August 2, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    We try name the different cars we see whilst travelling
    3 boys and they know more than me
    Keeps them entertained for ages

  76. Nicki Evans
    August 2, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Singing along to music

  77. Kirsty Greer
    August 2, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Books on CD, singing, eye spy, 20 questions X

  78. Geraldine Pound
    August 2, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    A game called ‘Guess the celebrity’… we made it up. It is like charades without the gestures 🙂 Great fun!

  79. claire woods
    August 2, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I spy.

  80. Katherine Quinn
    August 2, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    When we get in the car we tend to try and get in first with the questions; ‘where are we going again?’ ‘How long until we get there.’ ‘What time is it?’ ‘What time will we get there?’ ‘Can we stop for a toilet break already’ ‘are we nearly there yet?’ Then throw in an ‘I’m hungry’. That seems to put a stop to the silly questions. It’s then a mix of who can sing in the loudest worst voice and who can spot a…. And making times tables questions and answers from th numbers on number plates

  81. Lyndsey
    August 2, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    count the different coloured cars

  82. Janice Teelan
    August 2, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Singing competitions!

  83. Fiona Henderson
    August 3, 2016 / 6:55 am

    has to be good old eye spy or we play a game to see who can spot the most yellow cars

  84. Anthony Harrington
    August 3, 2016 / 9:23 am

    we play lots of spotting games, the first one to see a taxi, bus, white car etc

  85. Ray Dodds
    August 3, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Eye spy

  86. Jo McPherson
    August 3, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    We play i-Spy or sing along to kids cd’s

  87. judy kennedy
    August 3, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I spy

  88. Paula Readings
    August 3, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    We sing songs & play i spy.

  89. karen clapp
    August 3, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    good old fashioned eye spy 🙂

  90. Laura Pritchard
    August 3, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    We listen to audio books!

  91. Corinne Fisher
    August 3, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    We play the number plate game. You have to make a sentence or phrase from the letters on a number plate.

  92. stacey turner
    August 3, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    If we are travelling by car, we like to try and find 3 of the same coloured cars in a row. Great fun and keeps her occupied for ages

  93. Martina Pichova
    August 3, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    My son usually plays on his Leappad

  94. Karl Watson
    August 3, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Our kids have in car DVD players but we also play “Spot”, whereby one person details a thing to spot and the winner then chooses the next thing – sometimes it can get quite tricky!

  95. Ruth Harwood
    August 4, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Sing songs and tell stories xx

  96. Mandy H
    August 4, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Magazines and music.

  97. helen tovell
    August 4, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    We play A-Z games fruit, animals things to take on holiday etc

  98. renae shaw
    August 4, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    we play the number plate game – where we find the alphabet one letter at a time on passing cars

  99. Jennifer Toal
    August 4, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    The first person to spot something

  100. leanne weir
    August 4, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Eye spy – it drives me amd

  101. Lin Young
    August 4, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    we pick a colour and count cars of same – first one to spot gets a point – lots of shouting!!

  102. Rachael Lines
    August 4, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    We do lots of things, reading out loud, looking for landmarks, letter and number games.

  103. Tammy Westrup
    August 4, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    We play eye spy and other ‘who can spot…’ type games

  104. Antonia Lloyd
    August 5, 2016 / 12:01 am

    Eye Spy and lots of singing!

  105. Victoria Crompton
    August 5, 2016 / 7:27 am

    We play the number plate game – finding each letter of the alphabet on number plates!

  106. iain maciver
    August 5, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    play eye spy usually passes some time

  107. Louise Lamb
    August 5, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    I cheat with iPads, but we do play iPod idol.. where they have to guess from my singing what I am listening to on my iPod.

  108. Chrissie Curtis
    August 5, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Singing, I Spy and the Colour Car Game.

  109. Solange
    August 6, 2016 / 12:31 am

    I Spy

  110. Wendy Legister
    August 6, 2016 / 10:53 am

    20 questions to guess an animal. We usually end up with the giggles when kids get mixed up and think a fish is a mammal!

  111. Angela McDonald
    August 7, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Everything from I-Spy to colouring in!

    August 7, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Making up stories and playing I-spy

  113. Trudi Walsh
    August 7, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    We like to sing our favourite songs on journeys out in the car x

  114. LIANE M
    August 8, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I always bring an ipad so the kids can watch movies…total life saver!

  115. Rachel Butterworth
    August 8, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    Car bingo and I-Spy.

  116. katrina walsh
    August 8, 2016 / 11:41 pm

    A check list of things we need to spot eg a huge droopy tree, a horse in a field, a man washing his car

  117. Gary Hartley
    August 9, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    play yellow car

  118. Kimberley Ryan
    August 9, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    We play ispy bingo or tell each other funny stories using things we can see on our travels

  119. laura corrall
    August 9, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    We try to spot as many many things as we can beginning with a letter from the alphabet. The winner then chooses the next letter.

  120. amy bondoc
    August 10, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    i spy ! i always pack a few cards games and colouing books too

  121. Isabell Stewart
    August 10, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    We have spot the yellow car, books, food, I spy, spot the wildlife. Tell a story by going around and following on from each other – the kids stump me lots of times! Food and whatever else my imagination and theirs suggests. Most importantly, travel at night when they’re young.

  122. Georgia Garvey
    August 11, 2016 / 8:44 am

    I Spy is a favourite!

  123. Jean Parker
    August 11, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    We have to make up funny names using the letters from the number plate of the car in front.

  124. Jenny Mallinson
    August 11, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    We do puzzle books

  125. Catherine Parkin
    August 12, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Plenty of snacks, colouring books and word games

  126. Megan Adams
    August 12, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Spot the lorry… Really simple for toddlers, but fun for all. We’re quite a competitive family so it gets lots of laughs.

  127. Christina Palmer
    August 12, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Spot the animals or finding a pre determined object for example a mini or HGV lorry

  128. Angela Oakley
    August 12, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I spy

  129. Catherine Thomas
    August 12, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Good old eye spy always fun

  130. May M
    August 13, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    I find that a small travel connect four keeps them occupied for ages

  131. Yvonne Wilkinson
    August 13, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Eye Spy and singing. sometimes at the same time

  132. Helen Cooper
    August 13, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    We play the memory game i packed my case eg i packed my case with suncream then the next says i packed my case with suncream and sunglasses and on and on…gets their brains working to, We love games in our family and would love to win.

  133. Charlotte Perry
    August 13, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    What am I

  134. Keith Hunt
    August 14, 2016 / 10:16 am

    Famous five audiobooks

  135. Caroline kerr
    August 14, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Puzzle books and card games

  136. Ruth Barker
    August 14, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Eddie Stoppard watching !!

  137. Tammy Tudor
    August 14, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    colouring, eye spy and bingo

  138. harriet
    August 16, 2016 / 12:43 am

    I spy

  139. Sheila Sloan
    August 16, 2016 / 4:14 am

    Variety is the spice of life. DVDs, colouring, Ispy, singing along to CDs

  140. Roger Stanley
    August 16, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    We make words up from car registration plates

  141. Denise Walker
    August 16, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    We make up sentences with the car licence plates we see on our travels

  142. Rachel McMillan
    August 16, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    We pick a colour and see how many of the cars of our colour we can spot

  143. Kayleigh White
    August 17, 2016 / 12:20 am

    Thanks to my sister, we play a game called yellow car. We see how many yellow cars we spot on the way and get 20p for each one!

  144. Hayley Wilkinson
    August 17, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    We sing a lot..(badly)

  145. Pamela Downey
    August 18, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Making names or words from car registration number plates

  146. louise allchorn
    August 18, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    spot the mini!

  147. Jackie ONeill
    August 18, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I Spy, Travel Connect 4, colouring, singing

  148. Nicola Phipps
    August 18, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    We love to play iSpy when we’re travelling with the kids, but also we have bought travel aquadoodle kits! They keep the kids entertained for ages xx

  149. Tom Baines
    August 19, 2016 / 6:16 am

    we olay several games lately we all have a go at describing a cartoon character and the others have to guess who it is eg hes cool wears a hat and lives in a bin…topcat etc etc

  150. Maureen M
    August 19, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Singalong & activity books

  151. Elizabeth Hardy
    August 19, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    make up songs about family members

  152. jessica catherine
    August 19, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    we play i spy

  153. margaret Pitman
    August 20, 2016 / 11:17 am

    We go through the alphabet spotting things as we pass them. Then when they bored of that we revert to ‘Eye Spy’

  154. Kim M
    August 20, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Sing songs and play word games x

  155. G Keegan
    August 20, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I spy and singing songs.

  156. Mary Cooper
    August 20, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Like everyone else we play I spy or ‘first to spot a …….’ We also play who can make a fruit pastille sweet last the longest. This involves no chewing or even sucking and keeps the children quiet for at least 10 minutes!

  157. Shalene Hodder
    August 21, 2016 / 2:19 am

    We play the alphabet game. Pick a category (pop star, celeb, cars, cities, countries etc). Start at A and then each person has to carry on with the next letter. Great for learning and having fun and some of the incorrect answers have been really funny.

  158. eddie walsh
    August 21, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    We usually play spot the colour or guess is that siren a fire, police or ambulance one.

  159. K. Lombardelli
    August 21, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Colour of other cars games

  160. Allan Wilson
    August 22, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    We give them a spotter sheet and first to spot all the items on it wins.

  161. Margaret Prior
    August 22, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    I spy and looking out for animals and identifying them.

  162. cheryl lovell
    August 22, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    We play word association, it expands my sons vocabulary and is fun! So if I say fish…he could say sea or shark etc!

  163. michelle o'neill
    August 22, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    we play spot the Wili Betz lorries x

  164. Mark Madeley
    August 22, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Eye spy always a good fall back, as is the yes / no guessing game

  165. Elizabeth Kozak
    August 22, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    As I don’t drive myself I always sit on a back seat with kids instead of front passenger seat. We sing, play flash cards, draw and play I spy. It’s lots of fun but it’s also a hard job to keep them entertain especially on a long journey.

  166. TAM P
    August 23, 2016 / 7:22 am

    I find Duct Tape and handcuffs very handy till we are there yet!

  167. Susan Hoggett
    August 23, 2016 / 7:57 am

    puzzle books and colouring in are the best for my kids

  168. Vicki Violet Morris
    August 23, 2016 / 8:23 am

    My stepson doesn’t need to much entertainment as we don’t drive so take trains and he is literally obsessed with them knows everything there is so we spend most journeys with him teaching me all about the type of train we’re riding on!

  169. Daniel Coles
    August 23, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Normally have a magazine or sticker book. Then they play on tablets and a=watch films.

  170. Christine Caple
    August 23, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I Spy is very popular

  171. michelle speight
    August 23, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    we play eye spy or first one to spot the three legged donkey wins a prize keeps em occupied haha

  172. Petra Hora
    August 23, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    While travelling we are recognising the car bards.

  173. Lee Clarke
    August 23, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    play ‘Yellow Car’

  174. Greig spencer
    August 24, 2016 / 7:29 am


  175. Amber Rossi
    August 24, 2016 / 9:47 am

    We play ISpy in Italian so that I can learn new words with my step son! 🙂

  176. Sarah Lee
    August 24, 2016 / 10:53 am

    We sing songs and play I-spy

  177. Leanne Newsome
    August 24, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    We play eye spy, watch YouTube on mobile

  178. christine nicholson
    August 24, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    If its a really long journey we have dvd players

  179. Richard Turner
    August 25, 2016 / 10:47 am

    we play I-spy

  180. Jean Young
    August 25, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Counting various coloured cars

  181. LEE HARDY
    August 25, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Has to be I spy.

  182. emma walters
    August 25, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    my boys love a game of car bingo or the i-spy books are fab too

  183. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    August 25, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Karaoke, I Spy, Making up stories and chatting

  184. Wendy Smith
    August 25, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    We play I spy games, such as who can be first to spy 10 red cars or 6 coaches etc

  185. Michelle Newsome
    August 26, 2016 / 11:48 am

    we make up a story one line at a time, taking it in turns to say the next line.

  186. Margaret Newton
    August 26, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Noting how many of each supermarket or store vans we see

  187. Heather Reading
    August 26, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    We have a create a word from the numberplate game, you’re allowed to add vowels only.

  188. Clare Hubbard
    August 26, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    We sing a LOT of songs ????

  189. stewart miller
    August 27, 2016 / 4:29 am

    When our own children were growing up they had a game that i still don’t understand, it was called “are we there yet”?? arrrgghh!!!!!

  190. Jennifer Bibby
    August 27, 2016 / 9:43 am

    I spy and I spy colours with younger children

  191. Robert Price
    August 27, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    I spy and games

  192. beccy rowley
    August 27, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I spy is our favourite game to play.

  193. Karen Ferguson
    August 27, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    We always play Pub Cricket when we’re travelling with our son. Taking turns, the first person looks out for the next pub the car’s passing by and if it’s for example the Red Lion, they score 4 points (4 legs). The next person then looks for another pub and if this is for example the Coach and Horses, then it might score 10 points (2 horses and the human driver – 10 legs). Sometimes there will be no score ( e.g.The Cocked Hat or Tudor Rose etc). The winner is the person with the most points at the end of the game.

  194. Karen Cole
    August 27, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    I think technology is your friend when it comes to car journeys. They can watch movies or play games, it makes the time go quicker

  195. Sheri Darby
    August 27, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Alphabetic lists of food, animals etc

  196. Dave Edwards
    August 27, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    On a long journey we play Robert Wiseman spotters. First person to see one of his friesian cow lorries that yells “MOOO” wins a point…

  197. Kirsten Barthy
    August 28, 2016 / 9:04 am

    singing. especially making up our own funny lyrics

  198. Karen Harrison
    August 28, 2016 / 9:13 am

    I put up my dual screen portable dvd with a film on.

  199. Kristyn Harris
    August 28, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    We take lots of travel games and a pack of cards when we are travelling with the children and we make sure we schedule lots of stops.

  200. carol boffey
    August 28, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Playing spot the animals

  201. Rachel Hunt
    August 28, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    The good old eye spy our who can spit the colour of a car someone says the first ????

  202. Rich Tyler
    August 28, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    We like to play spot the coloured car with my little boy

  203. Laura Mather
    August 28, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Motorway Bingo- bits of A4 create the grid write in selection of things might see on the way and tick off as move through. Treats for a line and house!

  204. joanne torrance
    August 28, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I Spy and we look for the first person to sport certain things

  205. Susan B
    August 28, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Allow the children to choose 3 or 4 non-messy items to bring with them. Throw in a few ‘I spy’ type games for everyone in the car.

  206. Caroline J Robinson
    August 28, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    We all pick a different colour of a car and whoever has counted the most cars of that colour by the time we reach our destination is the winner

  207. Carol Bell
    August 28, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    We have a sing song with material to suit and chosen by each member of the travelling party in turn. Great fun! We’re there in no time.

  208. Louise Crocker
    August 28, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    We play games such as counting how many red cars can you count/ snap and can’t say yes or no game

  209. claire blaney
    August 28, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    We always play eye spy & car bingo

  210. Kim Neville
    August 28, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    We have some I-spy books which keep kids entertained and sing along to tunes

  211. Tina Lawton
    August 28, 2016 / 10:09 pm


  212. Katie Witherington
    August 28, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    eye spy or make up stories about what we are seeing out the window

  213. Emma Howard
    August 28, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Get the iPad out!

  214. Caroline Bellamy
    August 28, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    You can’t beat the old classic i-spy 🙂

  215. claire little
    August 29, 2016 / 12:08 am

    we play a game called mini nips and everytime we see a mini the first person to shout it wins a point.

  216. Louise ryves
    August 29, 2016 / 6:55 am

    We make a list of things to spot and have a competition

  217. Michelle Ptak
    August 29, 2016 / 8:03 am

    We play eye spy and the first one to see specific cars, vans etc.

  218. Jade Hewlett
    August 29, 2016 / 9:54 am

    We like to play I spy

  219. Cathy O
    August 29, 2016 / 10:09 am

    We love listening to audio cd’s then take it in turns to ask questions on it to make sure we all been listening.

  220. Kirsty Kovacs
    August 29, 2016 / 10:19 am

    we play – the first one to spot…. it gets quite competitive!

  221. Ingrid
    August 29, 2016 / 10:21 am

    Singing altogether!!!

  222. Amanda Weeks
    August 29, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Mine love rock music so I make sure I play AC/DC on a loop. The head banging also makes them tired so if it’s a long journey they will sleep. Bonus!

  223. Samantha R
    August 29, 2016 / 10:43 am

    We play i-spy and finding colours of cars and lorries.

  224. Allan Fullarton
    August 29, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    We play Eye spy when travelling, passes the time.

  225. Rebecca Powell
    August 29, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    We usually use our iPads to distract the kids when we’re travelling

  226. Emily Hutchinson
    August 29, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Travel board games, the magnetic ones so the pieces don’t get lost on the floor!

  227. cat jamison
    August 29, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Take turns going through the alphabet naming a country/film/animal beginning with that letter

  228. Natalie Crossan
    August 29, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    We play eye spy xxx

  229. Philip Bowell
    August 29, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    Look out for Eddie Stobart lorries

  230. AnnMarie Crawford
    August 29, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    We play loads of games eye spy spot the Eddie stobart trucks,
    First one to spot 10 red lorry’s or yellow lorrys

  231. Holly king
    August 29, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Word searches and cross words

  232. Anthea Holloway
    August 29, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    We play a sort of car bingo where each person is looking for a particular thing and scores when it is found i.e. a red car, an ambulance, a post box etc.

  233. Carol Peace
    August 29, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I spy or if too young to play thatthen th first to count to 10 different coloured cars eg Red one time and Yellow another

  234. Patricia Avery
    August 29, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    My grandchildren never tire of testing me on spelling, times tables, science, maths etc. They know I was a primary school teacher but this does not deter them 🙂

  235. Ellen Sheppard
    August 29, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    We give them laminated cards with thing to look for like phone boxes or a yellow door etc, first one to tick them all off wins then they swap cards and start again.

  236. laura pyper
    August 29, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I spy and count the chosen make/colours of cars

  237. Sarah Elbrow
    August 29, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    We play yellow mini soft top, we have to spot yellow cars, minis and soft tops and there are bonus points for spotting an actual yellow mini soft top!

  238. liz ferguson
    August 29, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    disney movies and boos because I need a virtual baby sitter as I am a single parent, so am usually driving x

  239. Barbara Handley
    August 29, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    We look for yellow cars.

  240. Diane Smith
    August 29, 2016 / 5:49 pm


  241. Danielle Pearce
    August 29, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Eye Spy or everyone has a different vehicle colour to spot and we see who spots the most in 10 minutes

  242. Deborah Gilbody
    August 29, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    ‘I went to market…’ much to my husband’s dismay.

  243. Chris Fletcher
    August 29, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    We play the classic I Spy, and yellow car!

  244. Christine Oprey
    August 29, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    I-SPY, Nursey sing along CD’s and the Nintendo DS 🙂

  245. Avis Newell
    August 29, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    We play guess that tune. Someone hums a song and the rest have to guess the title.

  246. Stephen Ray
    August 29, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    We play name the make and model of cars!

  247. Adrian Bold
    August 29, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    We play i-Spy, but also the kids love to play games on their phones / ipads.

  248. Anne Eames
    August 29, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Story CDs

  249. Victoria Prince
    August 29, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Definitely i-spy 🙂 an old favourite for us!

  250. Vikki Sanderson
    August 29, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    We travel on trains a lot so we like to guess what is in the cargo trains that pass! Reading a story together is one of our favourite things to do while travelling too!

  251. Mark Williams
    August 29, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Eye Spy

  252. Julie Alderson
    August 29, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I spy with my little eye.

  253. Ally R
    August 29, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Have to guess the colour of next car or i spy

  254. Diana
    August 29, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Sticker book 🙂

  255. jackie rushton
    August 29, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Play Eye Spy!

  256. Lynn mack
    August 29, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    We shout PING PING if we see a yellow car

  257. Liz
    August 29, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    We play alphabet games and making up stories.

  258. Julie
    August 29, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    We count the yellow cars!

  259. Ruth Wollerton
    August 29, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    A treasure hunt that picks out monuments, historical sites, museums, places of interest etc – which teaches them something about their journey and they have fun too.

  260. Kelly Hirst
    August 29, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    The kids have a tick sheet and have to spot different vehicles along the way

  261. Teresa sheldon
    August 29, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I make a picture bingo sheet with things like postbox, policeman etc and they tick it off as they see them, they love it and it keeps them amused for ages

  262. Sarah
    August 29, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I spy. Spotting colours or types of car/truck/caravan. Making up silly words to songs. Watching DVD’s if we’re on a journey longer than an hour.

  263. Jamie Millard
    August 29, 2016 / 11:50 pm


    Well, we start by giving the boys different coloured tshirts. That is their colour. First to 10/20/50/100 car spots of their colour wins that round. Then it’s look for things of that colour.

    Then the bingo cards come out with specific items – phone box, caravan, motorbike, cows etc

  264. Gill mitchell
    August 29, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I have put all the cds that came with their picture books in the car and they are loving listening to them! It really calms them down when they start getting giddy on a long journey.

  265. lucy knight
    August 30, 2016 / 12:03 am

    we love to play eye spy and I went to the supermarket games

  266. AnnaH
    August 30, 2016 / 12:03 am

    Memory games – “I Spy”, “When Granny went shopping” etc

  267. Jane Middleton
    August 30, 2016 / 12:13 am

    word games and stories

  268. Ellen Stafford
    August 30, 2016 / 12:17 am

    We make a list of things to look out for and then cross them off.

  269. alice lightning
    August 30, 2016 / 2:24 am

    counting coloured cars or finding the the landmarks as you go along

  270. Tracey Woods
    August 30, 2016 / 9:04 am

    We Sing all the way

  271. MICHELLE Stewart
    August 30, 2016 / 9:42 am

    I wrap presents up and every 30 minutes or hour they get to open one
    from their bags .The presents are just the usual sticker books travel games etc but the children love this

  272. Linda Guest
    August 30, 2016 / 10:15 am

    car number plates, we start at 1 and then see who can spot 2, then 3 and so on. one point for each first spotted. This can keep us going for a very long time 🙂

  273. Debbie Loveday
    August 30, 2016 / 10:20 am

    We play the car game. It started off with a point for a mini and evolves every month or so with a new category – as we have been playing for years it now goes :

    1 point for a mini, a Ford K, a Supercar, a Fiat 500, any pink car, any yellow car, any purple car, 2 points for a horse box, an ice cream van, a campervan and any mini with a union jack roof, 5 points for a taxi, and 10 points for any emergency vehicle and also wierdly 10 points for a green Diahatsu.

    After a while we developed the 10 points off rule if anyone gives you a certain car i.e we use a micra (cos we always take the mickey out of nanny’s micra)…….this game evolves with our personal likes of cars.

  274. Andrea Stiff
    August 30, 2016 / 11:41 am

    we play a game what we call the link game (it is like malletts mallett ) I say one word and we take turns saying a word that links to it ie, Sea, sand, glass etc

  275. sandy ralph
    August 30, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    we sing songs and play games such as eye spy and i went to the shop and bought….

  276. hayley cooper
    August 30, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    If we are in the car we try and make words from the car regestration letters, or we each pick a colour and count the cars to see who can get the most.

  277. Tricia Cowell
    August 30, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    We sing songs and play eye spy. Drinks and snacks help and a tablet to watch cartoons

    August 30, 2016 / 1:41 pm

    We play eye spy and eric stobbart names

  279. Emma Fox
    August 30, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    We sing a lot of songs 🙂

    August 30, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    Playing I Spy and singing songs

  281. Vanessa earle
    August 30, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    I spy with my little eye…

  282. Jamie Gallant
    August 30, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    20Q is good

  283. George Williamson
    August 30, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    I-Spy or car or lorry colours

  284. Sarah north
    August 30, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Who can keep the silence for the longest always work a nice peaceful journey ????

  285. Kirsty Partridge
    August 30, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    We play i spy

  286. Champaklal Lad
    August 30, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    nieces and nephews – portable DVD player or colouring books

  287. Gemma Cook
    August 30, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    We love playing car games like eye-spy and the A-Z game and we also enjoy singing.

  288. Su Brett
    August 30, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    A-Z game – name something beginning with A, next person repeats and thinks of something beginning with B etc

  289. Kate Edwards
    August 30, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    We play car colours cheese on wheels snow on wheels ridiculous names lol

  290. Kelly Duckworth
    August 30, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Card games or Uno

  291. Paula Ryan
    August 30, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Pick a make/ model and colour of car and note down who spots the most e.g. red mini. The winner chooses where we stop for lunch/dinner

  292. lynn neal
    August 30, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    We enjoy playing ‘ my aunt went shopping!’

    August 30, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    We used to play spot the stated colour/brand of car, but have now progressed to making words from number plates!

  294. Angela Williams
    August 30, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    always eye spy

  295. shelley stevenson
    August 30, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    we play traffic and car themed games.. for example we each pick a colour and then try to add all the colours of cars we see..for older kids a few fun but educational apps downloaded onto a phone/tablet will occupy hem

  296. Sheena Read
    August 30, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Make sure there are lots of things to occupy them like watching out for certain types of vehicles, colours and wildlife.

  297. Jessica Townley
    August 30, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    We like to have a sing off 😀

  298. August 30, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    we play car bingo – we have to be the first to spot a car of each colour to win

    shared on fb and twitter (@pinkspyderuk)

  299. Kirsty Caffrey
    August 30, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    We play music games with the radio – have to name the song, the singer / group or sing the next line etc.

  300. Caroline Shepherd
    August 30, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Sticker and activity books, picture consequences, I-spy and lots of snacks!

  301. Jayne Townson
    August 30, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    We play lots of games such as counting cars, each person picks a different colour and the winner is the one with the most cars.
    Another game we like to play is ..I went to the market and bought some apples, then the next person repeats it and adds their own item, until we’ve gone through the alphabet, or someone gets it wrong, then the game ends.
    We also love a game of yes, no, black or white . And if it’s a long journey I also pack crayons, pens, puzzle books and coloring books.

    • Jayne Townson
      August 30, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Shared on twitter as @10milewalk

  302. Ann Lewis
    August 30, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    We always used to count the Eddie Stobart lorries and try to read the name of the lady written on the windscreen. We also used to count how many cars of a certain colour we could see. Anything to keep them entertained for a few minutes!

  303. kayleigh dudley
    August 30, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    we play spot the wind turbine. It keeps him happy haha

  304. Holly
    August 30, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    We like eye spy and guess the amount of coloured cars

  305. Rachel Craig
    August 30, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I-Spy, sing a longs etc.r

  306. Julie Foster
    August 30, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    My Granchildren & me all love singing to Musicals they know nearly all of them from oliver , Annie , Frozen and the like & we Sing popular songs too . its great fun and they love it too .

  307. Sue Price
    August 30, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    We turn the radio up and have a good old sing along, great fun and makes the journey go faster! ????

  308. caroline kelly
    August 30, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    I-spy, tablet, dvds, snacks, whatever keeps em quiet

  309. Elaine Charles
    August 30, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    I buy my sons the cbeebies magazines because they have always got things in their magazines like art and crafts, I read them a story from the magazine and they can colour in which is also educational this is how I occupy my sons when travelling and time goes fast when you having fun!

  310. Marina Owen
    August 30, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    We have a competition to see who will see the most Eddie Stobart lorries. Whoever sees the lorry first gets a point. It’s normally my husband and son versus my daughter and me. I think the most we’ve seen between us on one journey was 117.

  311. Kate B
    August 30, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    We play ‘Name a country beginning with A,B,C…’,City, Name, Football Team…etc!!!!

  312. Natalie Eveleigh
    August 30, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    We play spot the lorry, various points for various lorries. You get a full 10 points for an Eddie Stobart!!

  313. angela mcelhill
    August 30, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    i spy starting with a ,b c,d
    name that tune ,
    round the world, name a country and its capital

  314. Monika Bascombe
    August 31, 2016 / 12:20 am

    We sing Disney songs and count red cars

  315. Lorraine Rivers
    September 8, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Pokemon Go, ISpy or count coloured cars.

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