The Great British Staycation – keeping babies amused during your travels

It’s been a long time since UK holidays were in such hot demand; not only are the difficulties of travelling abroad with children exacerbated by COVID restrictions, but tightened family budgets coupled with a greatly revived love for our land has driven demand for staycations to an all-time high. With a land span of around 700 miles from north to south and many of the top tourist spots sitting near the extremities, there’s no doubt our roads will be seeing a lot of traffic this summer!

Whether you’re planning to stay at home and spend your time enjoying day trips or have a family holiday booked a little further afield, there are plenty of ways to make long car journeys more enjoyable for the whole family. Older children can be great at entertaining themselves or joining in a family game of I-Spy, but what about the little ones who might not have spent much time in a car seat before?

Taf Toys have created a fantastic collection of car toys to help ease this challenge, being designed specifically to create a more engaging and entertaining environment for babies. With many items suitable from birth, these adjustable play centres simply attach to the headrest offering developmentally appropriate activities for little hands and eyes, and some even get their feet involved in the fun too!

The Play & Kick Car Toy is ideal as baby’s first car toy, with the colourful fabric play centre featuring Velcro straps to adjust the angle for your baby to reach. This innovative toy encourages little ones to reach out and grab the cute cloud and owl characters, rewarding them with jingles and rattles, whilst the baby safe mirror will fascinate babies as they watch themselves and observe the world around them. What’s more, this fun packed car toy plays gentle music and soft lights when the kick pad is activated, giving tiny toes an activity too! Ideal for babies in rear facing car seats, the Play & Kick Car Toy is perfect to keep your precious bundles content in the back of the car, meaning an easier drive for parents too!

For slightly older babies that have hit the safety requirements for facing forwards, Taf Toys have created the Koala Car Wheel Toy – a replica driving station allowing little ones to ‘take control’! This fun filled centre attaches instead to the front headrest providing a flexible fabric panel with a baby safe mirror along with a steering wheel complete with a clicking gear lever, horn, lights and sounds for the ultimate toddler driving experience. A great aid for any length of car journey the Koala Car Wheel Toy is a must have purchase for staycation travels with an inquisitive child aged 12 months or more!

Both the Play & Kick Car Toy and the Koala Car Wheel Toy from Taf Toys are available to purchase at Halfords either in store or via their website –

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