These are the top Travel products for Children as voted for by the Junior Design Awards panel of judges
WINNER: PLATINUM FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR CHILDREN
WHAT: The Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is an 8” tablet built specifically for kids. With one year of Fire For Kids Unlimited, children have access to thousands of popular apps, games, videos, books and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon and more. The flexible parental controls help parents monitor usage limits, content access and set educational goals through the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
WHY: Children fashion & Campaign stylist Yvadney Davis said "My two kids (aged 6 and 4) love this - it's great for travel" and Junior Travel writer Karen Beddow - who travels regularly with her 3 daughters aged 6-7 years, added "A classic - the perfect travel product for kids." Junior Editor Bonita Turner said "Travelling with children without a Amazon Tablet is like trying to travel without a passport - it can't be done!"
Bonita added: "I know they get knocked for being a 'virtual babysitter' but if it means a little peace and quiet while travelling to ensure you all arrive unfrazzled - then its a yes from us. Plus the unique flexible parental controls means you can control what they see, do and watch and how much time they spend on the device."
WINNER: GOLD FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR CHILDREN
WHAT: From Australian boutique Penny Scallan Design this100% cotton canvas wheelie travel case for children has a unique 4-wheel design meaning it can be pulled or pushed along no matter how loaded it is.
WHY: Penny Scallan original designs don’t just look good – they’re built to last. Made from high quality, durable and comfortable materials, child-friendly extendable, easy grip handles, a scratchproof, wipe clean and water resistance coating and a large main compartment and zipped front pocket - you can be sure these cases will become an invaluable part of your travel essentials. "Ingenious, I love how easy these seem to pull around the airport - and fab designs too!" is what Junior Travel writer Karen Beddow - who travels regularly with her 3 daughters, aged 6-7 years, had to say.
WHERE: Penny Scallan Design
WINNER: SILVER FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR CHILDREN
WHAT: An interactive on-board kit that contains multi-functional products, activities and keepsake items for travelling and beyond that is included in the ticket price for all child travel tickets on Saudi Arabian Airlines.
WHY: Distributed to all kids onboard to help make their flight more enjoyable, entertaining and educational, Saudia’s colourful Creature Crew kits include a character satchel bag with a surprise in the front zip pocket, drawstring bag and multi-player games such as cards, a headband guessing game, a character drink bottle, branded earbuds, and colouring pencils. "A cute fun bag for younger kids - and above average for an airline travel gift." was what Junior Travel writer Karen Beddow said in her judging notes.
WHERE: Saudia Airlines
WINNER: BRONZE FOR BEST TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR CHILDREN
WHAT: This cute Kids Boetiek rainbow suitcase is a handy-sized mini suitcase ideal for travelling, sleepovers and any trips.
WHY: Launched as Kids Boetiek's first ever product, the love for these compact suitcase continues to grow. Handmade in Europe from 100% recycled cardboard with environmentally friendly paints, these suitcases are fun, practical and ethical at the same time. Perfect for little ones to carry all their treasures around whenever they go. Our Editor Bonita Turner said "Although it won't carry much, for toddlers and small children this is a great way to encourage them to carry their own belongings on a family trip."
WHERE: Kids Boetiek