We were kindly gifted some travel books and maps by Collins to use on our trip to the Cotswolds. When I first saw the Big Road Atlas Britain it brought back a flood of memories!
My Grandad used to have one in his car and I’d always look at it whilst we drove around Scotland on our holidays! So I challenged my husband (designated driver) to a road trip with no Sat Nav and only the Big Road Atlas Britain, obviously, I’d be directing us so had complete faith in myself, my husband not so much!!
I have to admit I got the map out the night before and studied where exactly we were going. It’s a pretty much straight run from Manchester to The Cotswolds along the M6 so I felt pretty confident.
My parents and grandparents always had a Collins roadmap in their cars and now I have mine, which is up to date and reliable!
I actually dreaded the car journey because I knew I’d hear “how long left Mum” a million times so I was looking forward to playing I Spy with the i-SPY book collection.
Brody is 6 and loves to learn, he’s a real bookworm and I love that about him. He teaches me so much from the books he reads so I knew he would love the i-SPY collection of books.
These books are a take on the classic I Spy game, but with the books, you get points for each thing you spy and you have to tick it off in the book. Some things have more points than others so you really have to keep your eyes peeled!
Brody loved the “I ‘-SPY Cars” the most and hit the “top spot” when he spotted a red Ferrari worth 30 points! His little face was a picture! We did try to get a picture of the Ferrari but it was way too fast for us in our SUV!
Another one of his favorites in the collection was” i-SPY On A Car Journey” this little book is filled with lots of things to spy (103 to be exact) so this really kept Brody occupied for most of the journey, we managed to get nearly all of the road work points as there was a lot in the way! I actually didn’t hear “are we nearly there yet” that much! Thanks, i-SPY books, you made our first road trip as a family a breeze!