Best Kid-Friendly Tablets for Traveling

Children can take an entire library with them on vacation, but make sure you have the right device.


October 13, 2021
Kid playing with a tablet in a car.
You don’t want your child to have a lot of screen time on vacation, but sometimes everyone needs a little break. Shutterstock

From an appointment or game to a cross-country adventure, if you’re taking a trip with your children, there’s nothing like enjoying a little more quiet time. You can do this by investing in a portable library, arcade, and movie theater all contained within one kid-friendly tablet.

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus Tablet, 10.3" FHD Android Tablet, Octa-Core Processor, 128GB Storage, 4GB RAM, Dual Speakers, Kid Mode, Face Unlock, Android 9 Pie, ZA5T0300US, Iron Grey

All-metal body

It has a super-fast Snapdragon octa-core processor for playtime and even a little homework. Lenovo

Ready to handle the bumps along the road, this sleek and sturdy kids’ tablet delivers on quality. Bringing serious entertainment to a back seat or aisle seat near you, this travel tablet is packed with performance. With a thin design, it features a 10.3-inch screen with FHD – Full High Definition, double the definition of HD. Plus there are a pair of Dolby Atmos speakers for top-notch sound quality. Access games and fun just for them in Kids Mode, as well as all the other Google offerings.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" (2019, WiFi Only) 32GB, 5100mAh Battery, Dual Speaker, SM-T290, International Model (Silver)

No data required

Running on the Android platform, it has everything your tween is looking for like a fast quad-core processor and two gigabytes of RAM. Samsung

This WiFi-only model can pick up WiFi frequencies internationally, without using any of your cellular data. Make that middle seat a little more bearable by giving your older kids this tablet for that trip. Tip: Make sure you download the company’s travel app before panicking as the door closes. The eight-inch screen delivers 16 million colors in high, very high 1280 x 800 resolution.

Pritom 7 inch Kids Tablet, Quad Core Android,1GB RAM+16GB ROM, WiFi, Bluetooth, Dual Camera, Educational, Games, Parental Control, Kids Software Pre-Installed with Kids-Tablet Case (Dark Blue)

Feed their curiosity

The dark blue silicon case is soft but strong and feels good in little hands. Pritom

The seven-inch screen is bright and brings to life interesting, artistic, and learning games. If you’re tired of your kids asking you “are we there yet?” then this travel tablet designed for younger children might be just what you need for your next journey. We love the installed learning games and how it’s set to keep kids safe on the internet. Not just the basic security, but content management, locks, spending limits, and time limits.

Tablet for Toddlers Tablet Android Kids Tablet with WiFi Dual Camera 1GB 32GB Storage 1024 x 600 Touch Screen Parental Control Mode Google Playstore YouTube Netflix for Boys Girls Android 10

For outdoor and indoor entertaining

The case is silicon, and the penguin fins fold back, acting as a stand for hands-free viewing. YosaToo

You can watch a couple of movies and play games for up to six hours on one charge. Don’t worry when you hear this cute blue penguin toddler tablet end up on the floor – it’s made to withstand it. Even the seven-inch screen is designed to be extra strong. Set up your little one’s account and they can have fun interacting with the games, karaoke, and drawing apps. They’ve even included Montessori content. It supports a 64 GB TF, micro SIM card for storing all your child’s favorite movies, shows, and songs.

Contixo V8-2 7 inch Kids Tablets - Tablet for Kids with Parental Control - Android Tablet 16 GB HD Display Durable Case & Screen Protector WiFi Camera-Learning Toys, Pink

Creativity time

It can last for long plane, train, and automobile trips with 10 hours of games, videos, and fun on one charge. Contixo

With thousands of preloaded games and hundreds of creativity apps included, your children will be occupied for hours. Loaded with features, this travel tablet has a triple treated, seven-inch HD touch screen that is shatter-resistant. We love that you and your child can explore teacher-approved learning apps and games. The durable tablet has two cameras for video chatting, as well as Bluetooth. Of course, you can set up all kinds of parental controls to limit content and screen time.


Cyndi Mathews is a contributing writer to Islands and recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat. Islands is an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff.


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