Whenever we travel I always take with us travel snacks in my hand luggage and suitcase so if we are leaving early, or if we arrive late somewhere, there’s always something to hand. The snacks to take on holiday aren’t always healthy but let’s be honest they are a good distraction on long car journeys, the plane, train or ferry, and good for an energy boost when you’re on the go.
When travelling you need travel snacks that won’t melt, go off or take too much of a beating in the suitcase. Our favourite travel snacks to take on holiday are popcorn, raisins, cereal bars but these same old things are getting a little boring now. So we asked our Mini Travellers community for some more ideas for travel snacks for kids and here’s what you came up with!
Travel Snacks for Kids
- Cereal bars
- Tubs of cereal/fun size packs of cereal
- Granola bars
- Quaker Porridge Bars
- Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
- Rice Crispie bars
- Brioche rolls
- Crepes (shop-bought, individually wrapped )
- Waffles (shop-bought, individually wrapped)
- Scotch pancakes
- Soreen malt loaf minis
- Flap jack – find our recipe for homemade flapjack here.
- Raisins and other dried fruit
- Bear Paws fruit snacks
- Fruit swirls/Yo Yo Bear Nibbles
- Fruit pouches – we reviewed GoGo SqueeZ snacks here.
- Yoghurt or chocolate covered rice cakes
- Apple/blueberry infant rice cakes
- Vegetable crisps – find our recipe for homemade beetroot, carrot and parsnip crisps here.
- Fruit crisps e.g. banana chips
- Nuts (remember they are not allowed on planes though). One of our readers gave us a top tip that Sainsbury’s do cashew pieces – cheaper and already broken up to reduce choking risk!
- Bread sticks
- Mini cheddars
- Pepperami minis
- Fun size bags of biscuits
- Salted crackers/Ritz crackers
- Popcorn bars
If you’ve got a cool bag to hand you could also consider these suggestions for travel snacks for kids:
- Hummus or cream cheese with bread sticks or veggie sticks.
- Mini sausages or sausage rolls