Every child aged three to ten who goes on an Original Travel holiday receives one of our family packs. Designed in partnership with the hugely popular children’s party people Sharky & George, the packs are designed to entertain and inform children, pique their curiosity about destinations, and provide some much-needed distraction and interest in those flashpoint ‘I’m bored’ moments like the airport or a long transfer. We also wanted to take a sustainable approach, so the packs are entirely recyclable. Don’t forget to pack coloured pens or pencils for the children – knowing most families have plenty, we didn’t want to add to your clutter!

As well as these activity packs, our partnership also offers parents three bookable add-ons to your holiday, which are total game-changers for family travel and allows you to bring the brilliance of Sharky & George’s entertainers with you on your holiday.

Interactive map


The doodle-covered world map in the pack is ideal for colouring in by younger children and contains lots of geographic general knowledge questions for older ones. On the back are a series of games and challenges designed for every eventuality, from a family safari or beach holiday to taking a flight. Airport ‘I spy’ challenge, anyone?

Journal family pack


If you’ve long suspected your little one is a proto-Picasso or budding Bronte sister, then our journal is the canvas on which they can start their career. Encourage them to sketch the wildlife they see on the trip, or to write a daily travel diary, or simply use the journal for endless rounds of hangman. Their journal, their call.

Destination booklet


Arguably the most important part of the pack, the destination booklet is specific to the country you as a family are visiting and contains a quick quiz and fast facts about everything from the local lingo to the national dish. At Original Travel we are big advocates of ‘stealth learning’, where children absorb information about a range of subjects without even realising they’re learning. Our destination booklets are a perfect example. Encourage the children to ask the locals for help with the answers. Parents, feel free to join in!

1 A ‘Mind The Pack’ experience

Where one of the Sharky & George team will come to your home and keep the children entertained while parents crack on uninterrupted with packing, cancelling the milk delivery, writing instructions for the pet-sitter and everything else that needs to be done before the holiday can begin. The service is also available for your return, so you can get all the laundry, food shop etc done. Game-changer!

2 A Personal PIC (Partner-in-Crime)

One of Sharky & George’s fun gurus can join for some or all of the family holiday, keeping the little ones occupied so parents can enjoy some downtime. They can even fly out and sit with the children on the plane, fielding all requests for snacks, and coming up with creative ways to pass the hours on board. In destination, the PIC will keep kids endlessly entertained with challenges, adventures and that all important ‘stealth learning’, where they teach children about the destination without them even realising. Think of them like a mobile, one-(wo)man kids’ club. Another game-changer!

3 Bespoke on-holiday immersive adventures

Where the Sharky & George team can create an unforgettable experience for the whole family as part of their trip. Think pirate treasure hunts in the Caribbean, complete with walking the plank, water fights and jet ski chases; or a Race Across the World style adventure filled with challenges and tasks. Final game-changer!