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Top 5 Apps for a Self-drive Holiday

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Published by Erna Low on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:00

A self-drive ski holiday is a great way to take advantage of ski resorts located in Europe. We know long car journeys can sometimes lead to boredom, but thanks to modern technology – keeping the kids (and adults) entertained has become easier. iPhones, iPads and tablets are ideal for playing pre-downloaded games from the app store (it’s important to download them before your trip when you have access to Wi-Fi to avoid heavy internet costs). Having apps to play on the journey can help make your next self-drive ski holiday fun for all. 

There is a forever increasing amount of apps being added to the app store, so there are bucket loads to choose from. But which ones are the best? We’ve put together our top 5 favourites (Recommended for 6 years+ and Apple and Android users):

1.BIKE RACE

Theme: Motorcycle Racing Game
Find it here: iTunes App Store & Google Play 
Price: FREE

This app lets you drive a motorcycle through some amazing tracks with jumps and loops in this simple and fast-paced physics-based game. It has been awarded ‘App Store Game of the Year’ in many countries. This highly addictive game will keep children occupied for houses, it currently has over 100 million+ users.

 

2.CROSSY ROADS

Theme: Cross roads with fun characters and collect coins as you go.
Find it here: iTunes App Store & Google Play
Price: FREE

Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, find out with this fun and addictive game. Jump across busy roads and rivers, collecting coins as you go. The aim of this game is to get across obstacles safely and quickly. Crossy roads is a viral smash hit and children can spend hours keeping themselves occupied with this game. This app was awarded ‘Apple Design Award Winner 2015’ and has over 100,000,000 downloads.

 

3.TEMPLE RUN 2

Theme: Use your character to run through various temple themed courses.
Find it here: iTunes App Store & Google Play
Price: FREE

This app is the new and approved sequel to the smash hit – Temple Run. Players can test their reflexes as they race around various temple levels and courses. Swipe to turn, jump and slide – make sure you avoid obstacles too! This addictive game is fun for all and has many levels you can try. This fun game is very popular with both adults and children.

Top tip: Remember to carry the chargers for all of your portable devices with you – a car adapter or a portable charger is highly recommended. Also, investing in a pair of headphones for the kids will avoid noisy game audios and allows you to listen to the radio or your music in peace.

 

4.CANDY CRUSH – SODA SAGA

Theme: A puzzle game with various ‘soda’ themed levels.
Find it here: iTunes App Store & Google Play
Price: FREE

Join app characters Tiffi and Mr Toffee on their sweet adventure through the various levels of Candy Kingdom. Use puzzle skills to go through different levels and match colours and shapes to win. This game has some restrictions – when playing for free, you only have a certain number of lives to use before it asks for payments. Ensure all payments are disabled before allowing children to play.

5.ZIG ZAG

Theme: A modern puzzle game which tests reflexes.
Find it here: iTunes App Store & Google Play
Price: FREE

This addictive game is perfect for those who love puzzles and for those who want to test their game playing reflexes. Stay on the wall within this game to play and use the screen to navigate changes in direction. This game is fun for all – children will love the bright colours used in this game too.

Disclaimer: Erna Low takes no responsibility for the purchase or cost of using apps featured in this article. Some of the ‘FREE’ apps mentioned do have payment options, and not all features are available for free. If you are to download any of the apps mentioned ensure you read all terms and conditions regarding payment and subscriptions – Erna Low does not take any responsibility for any cost related to apps mentioned in this article or usage costs which may be incurred when apps are used in the UK or overseas. 

Images not owned by Erna Low: From Apple/Google Play App Stores 

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