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Keeping the kids entertained on your motorhome journey

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Are we there yet?

I’m bored.


The cursed cries of children throughout the world, though undoubtedly in different languages in different nations, I’m willing to bet the overbearing annoyance is pretty universal.

I’d also be willing to bet it’s not just children, in fact it’s probably all of us to some extent. Driving through a dreary landscape with little to see on either side to stimulate the mind, it’s not only dull but can prove dangerous. Drifting off whilst in control of a 4 tonne vehicle, or any vehicle for that matter isn’t a good idea.

Here, we'll take a look at ways to keep your grandchildren or kids entertained, as well as yourself stress-free and focused.

Now we here at MMM don’t recommend travelling with the table in place for safety reasons (as can be seen in the Baileys of Bristol crash tests
here) so we have to think a little more creatively, games you can play without too much equipment and if the driver is involved, games without distracting elements.

I spy: Only really good if the driver isn’t participating, he/she knows the interior intimately enough to guess without looking around or the caveat that all things should be visible from the drivers viewpoint.

Yellow Car: Simply spot the Yellow cars. The person spotting the most, wins.

Car Billiards: First spot a red car, earning one point. The succeeding cars colour is your next point value, determined on it’s point value on a snooker table. Build up combinations by the luck of seeing red, colour, red, colour, and so on…

Legs on pub signs: Perhaps not so useful on the continent or motorways, but traversing Britains towns, villages and cities there are an abundance of public houses. Check out the signs on pubs and count how many legs the characters in the title have. First to spot the sign gets the points. The only matter of contention that may cause distraction here is the age old question. “Does the kings head count?”; a matter of contention in the office.

Zitchdog: Popularized by the TV show ‘How I met your mother’ it simply consists of saying Zitchdog whenever you pass one of our canine friends. Not for the overly competitive.

Or follow the MMM Managing Editors advice; “Buy them a dvd player and stick that on." Sage words indeed.

If you have any hints or tips, head over to the forums to discuss them. 
Motorhome chat on the forums

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