Recently we went to Cyprus to visit my parents,who live there. The most challenging part of this trip was having to take three children under five to an airport. We had to negotiate all that occurs from check in to boarding our plane. We had to do this while remaining sane (I don’t think they let you on the plane if you are obviously delusional and ranty). Then we had to keep three small people (prone to meltdowns) entertained for four hours on the plane.
Fortunately the chaps at Trunki helped us out a little by giving us a lovely new suitcase. Not just any old Trunki either (though they are all lovely) but a limited edition, one of only 5000, Trunki. Making our little chap as unique as me (some say odd,I like to go with unique). I’m sure you will all agree he is a lovely looking fellow.
I showed the children the Trunki for the first time on packing day. The plan was that they could pack whatever they wanted in the Trunki and they would then feel involved in the preparation for our trip. Obviously what actually happened was two excited little boys piled the suitcase high with completely unsuitable tat such as an egg box painted silver and their pine cone collection.
After some negotiations, we filled it with things to keep them entertained on the plane. They filled it with colouring books, snacks, stickers and cuddly toys. The only negative thing I would say, is that only the bottom half has elastic holding in the contents. This means you don’t really want to put too much in the top half as it will all fall out when opened.
At the airport the Trunki really came into its own. The principle of the Trunki is that children can sit and ride on it, either using their feet or being pulled along by the handle. Both children enjoyed being pulled along on it, but my youngest boy was absolutely besotted with it. He quickly learned to steer and had a huge grin on his face while he was riding.
I really am impressed with the Trunki. It definatly made our experience at the airport easier (and let’s face it you would employ an Entertaining Goblin for a large fee, if he claimed he could make taking children to an airport less horrific!). My only question is, when are they bringing out an adult sized one, with harnesses for my children to pull me around on when I’m tired ?
Disclosure: Trunki supplied us with a free Quinn Limited Edition Trunki. My opinions (and my bad jokes) are my own.
As we rarely travel I dismissed Trunki out of hand initially, then was asked to review their toy boxes. If the travel cases are as good quality as the toy boxes (which of course they must be!) then they are excellent.I have ordered 3 more boxes for us as we all love them.
Great write up (and I would love to see adults on full sized ones lol!)
Hooray thanks for reading Nikki. I saw your toy box review and was tempted to buy one or two for us, when we have the cash.
Nice review Ella. We bought a Trunki ages ago to take Domi abroad. We haven’t used it yet as some genius then decided to buy a motorhome meaning we can’t afford to go abroad now but I’m sure it’ll be useful at the campsites.
I agree totally with the review. Seeing a small, very tired, but excited child, appear through the arrivals doors at Paphos airport, riding on a Trunki was a delight. How easy it was to slide through the crowded lounge and into the car park with luggage, pushchair, baby and a slighly older grandson, whilst towing a toddler gripping hard onto his Trunki. Furthermore, Trunki stored all the children’s treasures while they were here and doubled as a toy during their holiday.
What a great review and your jokes aren’t that bad! Makes me s Ike how the Dragons on Dragns Den turned the Trunki concept down as a viable investment! Who had the last laugh? X
Thanks Jenny, and yes being turned down on Dragons Den seems like a prerequisite to being successful (cuddledry apron !)
I really love Trunki as well! I recently purchased one for my little boy as a gift for his birthday because we were planning to travel to Greece. Too bad they do not make Trunkies for adults as well. I would definitely get one for me .
This made me laugh, thank you. My older two love their trunkis and we love them (trunkis I mean, though obviously their riders too). However at Christmas, after they’d shown great initiative at filling their trunkis with the kind of inappropriate items you’ve discovered a 4yr old and 2yr old deem essential, I had to point out I was taking them myself (daddy flying up couple days after us. In peace. And quiet. He probably even read a paper…shock!) and could not manage 2 trunkis and a pram myself. They were most disappointed in me. I love your idea of an adult sized one and have visions of myself sat comfy while my 3 pull my husky style! X