Mother and Baby

The best suitcases and travel bags perfect for your family holiday

With so many changing bags, carriers, and products on the market, it's hard to know where to start when it comes to travelling with a baby.

Non-parents don’t realise just how much stuff, space and sweat is required for a quick Tesco shop, let alone taking kids on a plane. We nearly explode into a puddle of nervous shivers at the very thought. 

When it comes to holidays, it's a tough job finding a luggage with space for essentials like clothes, nappies and toiletries, along with all the toys and books you'll need to occupy a little one on the plane/in the car!

We've compiled a lovely list of all the best family-friendly suitcases/travel bags out there, which we bet you'll be huge fans of...

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XL Shoulder Bag, £79, Kipling 

Another Kipling triumph, this stylish shoulder bag is bigger than a normal tote bag, with a sizeable interior to stuff in all the toys you might need at the last minute! The strap is both removable and adjustable and the finish is water resistant and durable, meaning this bag will last a long time. One little bonus is it comes with a clip-on furry Kipling monkey that baby will absolutely love playing with in long queues for the plane. 
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Firetruck Ride-On Suitcase, £39.99, Argos

Your little hero will banish the boredom with this oh-so cool firetruck suitcase. Designed to be used as hand luggage, kids can pack their Trunki with all their favourite belongings, while parents keep them in tow.
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The ADONIS Travel Duffel, £134, Kipling

Kipling's Adonis travel duffel bag is the perfect lightweight companion for when you're travelling with the whole family. The sizing is very generous, with a roomy interior and multiple compartments to house all your essentials. The duffel bag is water resistant (handy for when bottles leak!) and comes with wide shoulder straps which make it easy and comfortable to carry.The best part of this bag is how spacious it is - it's like a Mary Poppins bag! 
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Large Expandable Spinner,  £234, Kipling

This large expandable spinner suitcase from Kipling is just about as spacious as a suitcase can get. It comes on four wheels, making it easily transportable, and has 3 separate zipped compartments on the outside, so that snacks and ipads are easily within reach! The expandable nature of this suitcase is the main USP, but we also think it's really elegant and a chic travel accessory for any mum. 
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Medium Suitcase, £148, John Lewis

This ultra light suitcase is a safe bet for growing families with it's 10-year gurantee and minimal design. It opens up to reveal an expandable main compartment organised by internal packing straps and two interior zip-up pockets - will definitely fit all your toddler's bits and bobs!
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Una the Unicorn Trunki, £39,99, John Lewis

This gorgeous unicorn-esque carry on will capture the imagination of your tot during long periods at the airport. The 2 horns at the front give your child something to hold on to when they're wheeling around!
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3-Piece Luggage Set, £129, Amazon

These four-wheeled swivel suitcases are not only practical, but utterly fabulous. This three-piece set will ensure your luggage game is streamlined and you're whole family is matching! The bright blue hue reminds us of holidays, too. 
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3-way Monkey Suitcase, £24.88, Amazon

This monkey pull-along trolley also transforms into a handy backpack making it ideal for family adventures! It has enough room for blankets, snacks, books and pens and it's really good value for money, too! 


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