15 Best Apps for Kids when Travelling

Jennifer Buttner


April 23, 2014

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Are you looking for fun apps for kids to keep them entertained when in the car or travelling? Here are 15 Best Apps for Kids when Travelling, suggested by Mykidstime Parents.

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#1. Pou

Pou is a virtual pet app. Think you have what it takes to adopt a POU? How will YOU customise your POU? Do you have what it takes to take care of your very own alien pet – you must feed, clean, and play with POU to make it strong and healthy! Play games to earn more coins.

Available for Android (Free) and iTunes

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#2. Subway Surfers

Subway_surfersThis is essentially a game of chase. Dash as fast as you can, dodge the oncoming trains and help Jake, Tricky and Fresh escape from the grumpy inspector and his dog. Surf on a hover board, use a jet-pack, and avoid being caught using lightening fast swipe acrobatics! This is a popular game for kids and is regularly updated with new cities added.

Available on Android (Free) and iTunes (Free)

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#3. Bubble PopStar

Bubble_PopstarOnce you pop, you can’t stop! Pop the bubble, and release your stress !! Bubble PopStar  is a traditional bubble/ball breaker logic game – to score, you must pop the same colour bubbles/ball at the same time. It’s easy to play and a fun game for all the family.

Available on Android (Free) and iTunes (Free)

#4. Minecraft – Pocket Edition

minecraftMinecraft is essentially a building game with your imagination – it’s about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures. The Pocket Edition includes Survival and Creative modes, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and randomly generated worlds. You can craft, create, & breed animals in your created worlds.

It makes a change from the high-paced action of most online games, and is extremely popular with kids of all ages.

Available on Android (€5.49) & iTunes (€5.99). Free Minecraft Explore Lite on iTunes.

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#5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Care for your very own Hungry Caterpillar! For the first time, Eric Carle’s much-loved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ is brought to life in a stunning interactive app.

My Very Hungry Caterpillar will captivate you as he crawls across the screen! Have fun playing together, help him explore, pick him up, or take a peek into his colourful toy box. You’ll soon fall in love with your own Very Hungry Caterpillar as you enjoy a range of fun activities together. Hatch him from an egg, drag tasty fruits from a nearby tree, then watch as he eats them, a when he gets sleepy just tuck him into him bed!

Available €3.99 on iTunes & Android

For a limited time grab the app for free with this promo code.

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#6. Audible

Audible_appThe Audible app allows you to listen to books on the go, and is perfect for the kids when travelling.

You will need to sign up to Audible site where the monthly membership costs £3.99 for first 3 months and £7.99/month thereafter. This allows you download one book a month, from a huge range of titles, to your tablet/phone/ipod, and listen on the go. You can listen to the same audiobook on multiple devices, and it’s easy to cancel subscription at any time.

“This has a been a saviour on longer journeys with my 8year old”

Available on Android (Free) and iTunes (Free) – Subscription for Audible membership incurs a cost.

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 #7. Toca Hair Salon 2

Toca_Hair_Salon_2Cut, curl, color and style – any way you want in Toca Hair Salon 2.The Toca Hair Salon is back, in an even better version with new characters, new tools, new accessories and even more hairstyling fun!

Run your very own hair salon, with six fun characters to choose from. There’s lots of different hair styling tools – from a simple comb and scissors to a curling iron and a straightener. Trim mustaches, spray mohawks bright pink and give someone the curls they’ve always wanted!

Available on Android (€2.69) and iTunes (€2.69)

#8. Angry Birds Go!

Angry_Birds_Go!Any of the Angry Birds games on the app store are entertaining, and seem to be very popular with kids. Angry Birds Go! is quite different from all their other games, in that it’s a downhill racing game on Piggy Island!

Fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck speed – with plenty of twists and turns in a thrilling race to the finish line! Plus, go from soapbox car to supercar by upgrading your ride!

Available on Android and iTunes

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#9. Disney Junior Play

Younger kids can enjoy the magical world of Disney Junior Play, featuring favourite Disney Junior characters all in one place, including Sofia the First, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Doc McStuffins and Jake and the Never Land Pirates!

Loads of exciting games, puzzles, sing along videos, dress-up fun and sticker book scenes.

The ‘Disney Junior Favourites’ pack is free, options for in-app purchases.

Available on iTunes

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#10. Where’s My Water? 2

Where's_My_Water_2Get ready to join Swampy, Allie, and Cranky on their NEXT exciting adventure in Where’s My Water 2 – the sequel to the very popular physics-based puzzler from Disney.

There’s three brand new locations including the Sewer, the Soap Factory, the Beach, and all the puzzles are free! Cut through dirt, and guide fresh water, purple water, and steam to help Swampy and his friends! This one is fun for all the family.

Available on Android and  iTunes

#11. Disney Junior Appisodes

disney_junior_appisodesPreschoolers can watch, play and interact directly with their favorite Disney Junior TV shows in a whole new way! They can touch, tap, swipe, tilt, shake and talk their way through their favorite Disney Junior episodes by watching and completing various fun-filled interactive activities.

It includes the award-winning Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally Appisode for free, with the opportunity to easily purchase additional Appisodes directly within the app. Note downloads are big.

Available on iTunes

#12. Jetpack Joyride

Jetpack_joyrideSuit up with a selection of the coolest jetpacks ever made and take to the skies as Barry Steakfries, the lovable hero on a one-way trip to adventure! From the creators of the worldwide phenomenon Fruit Ninja comes the action-packed Jetpack Joyride, Halfbrick’s most anticipated mobile game ever! You will love playing this game yourself!

Available on Android and iTunes

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#13. Littlest Pet Shop

Collect your favourite pets with the Littlest Pet Shop app! Help Blythe and her friends adopt, take care of and entertain cute little pets! Wash them, feed them and play with then. Build houses and play areas to welcome and entertain even more pets.

There’s 150 pets to collect including dogs, cats, bears and more! Littlest Pet Shop is free to play, with option for in-app purchases.

Available on Android and iTunes

#14. Style Studio : Fashion Designer

Style_StudioBest suited for older kids, your child will love Style Studio if they have an interest in fashion design. With Style Studio you can create your own line of custom designs from casual chic to haute couture.Dress one of the models with your designs, add some props, and lay out your very own magazine cover.

Available on iTunes (€0.89)

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#15. Draw A Stickman : EPIC

stickman_epicDive into the adventure of Draw a Stickman: EPIC!  You draw your stickman, and he is the hero in the game. Draw your way around the endless obstacles the evil Zarp throws at you! Need to get past some conveniently placed sticks of dynamite? Draw a flame to light the fuse, then run away before it goes BOOM!

Ward off dragons, cover trolls in spiders, and supercharge a toaster with the lightning cloud! There is plenty to do in the world of EPIC!

Once you’ve completed this move onto the next Stickman 2 Adventure.

“My 8 year old adores this game – if haven’t tried this game, do, your kids will love it!”

Available on Android (€1.44) and iTunes (€1.79)

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What Apps do your kids like to use when travelling? Let us know in the comments below.

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