Calling all mini-explorers and folks of mini-explorers! I’m giving away a super-duper prize perfect for pint-sized adventurers who love to travel!

I’ve teamed up with Lonely Planet to give away 2 brilliant backpacks, jam packed with educational and fun goodies to celebrate the launch of LP’s new and unmissable pop-up city books and activity series for kids.

Lonely Planet Backpack

With a cool world map design, these rucksacks make the ideal kids’ hand luggage, sturdy and well made, these bags will truly go the distance (get it?)!

Simply seriously gorgeous bags huh?!- and wait until you see inside.

Lonely Planet Pop Up Book

Bursting with Lonely Planet pop-up books (£5.99 each) to introduce kids to three of the world’s greatest cities (and 3 of my all-time fave cities too): London, Paris and New York, they’re educational and fun too.

Who doesn’t like a pop-up book? No one, that’s who!

Beautifully illustrated and designed, these books allow your little one to jet off on a bedtime adventure, exploring the history and culture of these majestic metropoles in a fun and informative way.

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Oliver’s been lucky enough to visit several countries already despite only being 6; his first trip was aged just 6 months, to Cyprus and he’s since visited a lot of Europe, the Med and even Jamaica last year, ensuring he’s definitely caught the travel bug.

Two cities he hasn’t visited however is Paris and New York, yet thanks to the power of literacy and a sprinkle of imagination these captivating pop-up books have now taken him up the Empire State Building and wandering through the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Also included within the goodie bags are these super-cool Lonely Planet activity books which promise to make ‘are we there yet?’ questions a thing of the past!

This series of 3 books will keep kids entertained for hours with creative challenges and inventive games and include:

My Family Travel Map: A fold-out, fact-filled poster to complete

My Family Travel Map: A fold-out, fact-filled poster to complete

Put yourself on the map and turn your family’s journeys into a work of art with ‘My Family Travel Map’.

This giant map poster includes marker stickers to show where you live, where you’ve been and where you’d like to go, transport stickers to show how you arrived, creature stickers to highlight any wonderful wildlife you spotted while you were away as well as heart and star stickers to mark up those places that are particularly important to you.

Adventure Books by Lonely PlanetMap for kidsKids map

Oliver blu-tacked the map to his bedroom wall and loved finding the countries he’s visited, proudly applying stickers to each country.

wall chart poster My Family Travel Map: A fold-out, fact-filled poster to completeMy Family Travel Map: A fold-out, fact-filled poster to complete

A wonderful, interactive way to familiarise children with maps while helping them with their reading, writing and maths too as children link names of countries with numbers, this get a huge thumbs up from us.

The 2nd book is-

My Travel Journal: Never forget an adventure

You can draw the view from your hotel window, create the ultimate holiday playlist or make the city skyline from your ticket stubs with ‘My Travel Journal’, the perfect memento for any excursion. Part holiday diary, part scrapbook, part sketchbook, ‘My Travel Journal’ is the ideal way for young travellers to record their holidays.


My Travel Journal: Never forget an adventure

The 3rd book is-

Boredom Buster: Games for the road

Whether you’re travelling by car, by train or by plane, Boredom Buster is full of games that are perfect for the road.

With word games, board games, guessing games, counting games, trivia games, memory games and more, Boredom Buster will keep the children – and the whole family – entertained long after you reach your destination.

No props are necessary – everything you need for a journey full of fun is in this book.

Boredom Buster: Games for the road

Also included in the bags along with the books are a selection of stickers, colouring pens and an inflatable globe too.

Educational travel books for kidsinflatable globe

toy globe for kids

The most ah-mazing backpack in the entire world 😉 right?!

And I have two of these gorge goodie bags to give away.

Simply enter via The Rafflecopter below.

UK only

Ends June 10th 2016.

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163 Responses

  1. david cavender

    my son would love it to learn to be more interactive with projects

  2. tee simpson

    Id love to win so I could gift this to my daughter whos showing a keen interest in the world and other countries, languages and traditions.

  3. Elzbieta Znyk

    My daughter is a little explorer and she would love it!

  4. emma walters

    my son is learning more about geography in school & think he would be really interested

  5. Laura Findlay

    My daughter loves travelling and is particularly interested in Geography and enjoys learning about different countries. She would totally love this! X

  6. Sadiyya maryam

    This is amazing. My husband loves to travel and we have been fortunate enough to have visited many parts of the world. He has instilled this same travel enthusiasm and passion in our 5 year old daughter. Many thanks for running this great giveaway.

  7. Susan Sargent

    My grandson would be extremely interested in this great prize, can see where in the world he is going to, and has many items to keep him entertained on his long journey

  8. Caroline Shepherd

    My 7-year-old daughter absolutely loves maps and travelling (as do I!). This would be such a great prize for her!

  9. Jean Vaughan

    Much more fun when travelling if the scenery and activity going on outside is observed. The books sound great for adult/child interaction and because we try to be as adventurous as possible as a family I really like the sound of all these educational books etc. My scratch map is in full use, even better if the grandchildren had their own.

  10. Lindsey Jones

    I would love to win to keep my nephews entertained while we travel

  11. Laura Kevlin

    I’d love this pack for my daughter as she’s fascinated with other countries and I think she’d get a real kick out of marking off where we’ve been so far

  12. libby

    Id love to win this for my little boy, He wants to be an explorer like Steve Backshall when he grows up

  13. Anthea Holloway

    I would love to win it so that I could give it to my little granddaughter.

  14. Jayne L

    These look brilliant. Might help to stop the cries of ‘are we there yet’ 🙂

  15. Kate Davies

    I’d love to win for my son, he’s nearly 4 years old and has recently become a lot more interested in the world outside.

  16. Ema J Lowe

    my 10 year old loves our holidays and she would find this vey useful.

  17. ailsa sheldon

    Because travel is one of the most important life lessons

  18. lynn neal

    I would love to entertain my four grandchildren with these wonderful books and more!

  19. Natalie Jones

    I would love to win this for my little explorer, he would be thrilled to have it too!

  20. janine atkin

    my son and partner are always looking at maps together. they would love this

  21. Alison Carl

    I have a six year old travelling little lad who would appreciate this prize. We travel across Europe to visit my parents often and the journal and interactive map would help her process this. Fingers crossed!

  22. Sarah prescott

    My daughter is such an explorer she would really love these prizes

  23. Rebecca Beesley

    what an awesome goody bag. I’d love to win for my kids as we are going away later in the year and again next year and would love them to get excited about and plan for the holiday and learn more about where it is in the world!

  24. Jodie Harvey

    my son is home educated and this would be brilliant to help with his learning

  25. Gillian Brewster

    My best friends children are becoming curious about the world around us. I love and work in travel and believe nothing replaces the joy of learning about destinations and creating curiosity at this age.

  26. Kirsteen Mackay

    I’d love to win because I love teaching my children about all the wonderful places in the world and the excitement of travelling.

  27. Patricia Avery

    I’d love to win as I think its something my grandson would enjoy 🙂

  28. betony Bennett

    My youngest daughter is currently obsessed with travel and the world 😀


    My grandson would be kept very happy with these to play with

  30. Susan B

    I love maps and so do the children. We are going on holiday late summer so winning these fab travel items would be wonderful.

  31. Jessica

    I’d love to win this to keep my little one entertained and involved when we travel


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