Dr Vivian Hill shares her top tips
- Have drinks to hand they can sip on for take off and landing.
- Buy new toys and games for the flight as newer toys entertain them for longer.
- Bring out different toys at regular intervals. Wrapping them and giving them as presents works really well.
- Concentrate on packing activities as opposed to static objects such as dolls and cuddly toys.
- Think of games with extended play. Finger puppets and activity cards can be drawn out to last a lot longer.
- Think about games that you don't need to carry. Verbal games like I Spy and Twenty Questions are good ways to pass the time.
- If it's an evening or night flight take pyjamas. Getting children ready for bed will help avoid disrupting their sleep pattern.