ADVERTORIAL • April 2022
The secret to a successful family adventure? Plan ahead and arrive prepared. Our edit of holiday essentials has you covered. And, to make life easier, everything is available to buy when shopping through British Airways.
For each purchase you make, you’ll receive Avios that you can save towards flights, a cabin upgrade and so much more. But that’s not all. For a limited time only*, these retailers are doing booster offers, so you’ll collect even more points (double, actually). Time to start plotting your next trip…
Up to ten Avios per £1
What child (or adult, for that matter) doesn’t like playing with LEGO? Whether you’re at the airport or in a restaurant, the traditional plastic toy bricks encourage creativity and imagination, amusing little ones and giving you a breather. They travel well, too, being both durable and easy to stash away. Inspire young globetrotters with this vintage Vespa or the Architecture collection – eight iconic buildings around the world, from the Taj Mahal (£104.99) to the New York skyline (£44.99).
3, 4, or 5 Avios per £1
TK Maxx has every type of luggage to get you from A to B. Packing for all the family? You’ll need something that’s sturdy, roomy and on wheels, so it’s easy to navigate through the airport with children in tow. The large SwissBrand Hard Shell Riga (£69.99) is that case. Put the fun into functionality with a bright carry-on kids’ backpack. We’re loving the eye-catching Hype Space Dinosaur backpack (£12.99) – it’s out of this world.
8 Avios per £1
There’s nothing like hearing your teen or tween say, “I’m bored!” to dampen the holiday spirit. Notonthehighstreet, a retail platform with more than 5,000 small creative businesses, is well-stocked with unique activities and gifts for vacationing youngsters. Encourage budding writers to keep a travel diary with the Personalised Teenager’s Bucket List notebook or journal (£24.99), or suggest they work on their sewing skills with an Alphabet tapestry kit (£19.50) and watch them go from sulky to sunny in minutes.
Up to four Avios per £1
From compact strollers to car seats and travel cots, John Lewis & Partners has every accessory to keep the stress at bay when travelling with infants and toddlers. The Silver Cross Clic stroller (£225) has an integrated shoulder strap and a one-handed, one-second fold – a total boon when you’re juggling bags and a baby. The all-in-one ErgoBaby Omni 360 baby carrier (£164.90) is super versatile and comes with a tuck-away hood for sun protection.
6 Avios per £1
To guarantee quality ‘you’ time, the bambinos need to be entertained and, for this, you require Apple. The iPad Air (from £579) is sleek in design, with a bright, colourful display that’s perfect for movies on the move (hint: invest in an Apple Pencil, from £89, then download an easy-to-use drawing app for additional hours of fun). A pair of Beats headphones (£179.95) means that they can listen to all the music they like, while you enjoy the sound of silence.
From 6 Avios per £1
Make suncare top of your family holiday packing list. ASOS (which, incidentally, does a fine line in beachwear) has a wide range, including Ambre Solaire Sensitive Hypoallergenic Dry Mist sun cream spray SPF50+ (£8), which offers very high protection for the most sensitive of skins. And, finally, don’t forget to capture all those precious holiday memories with a Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 instant camera (£79). Smile!
*All offers cited available until 24 April 2022