Quilty guide books for kids

As part of a recent piece I wrote, I discovered I had approximately 55 travel guides on my bookshelves. And that was at a rough count – I’ve been planning to reorganise the shelves for 2 ½ years, so who knows what’s buried.

Because however helpful high-tech can be, I don’t think you can beat a good old-fashioned printed guide for a lot of things.


And they can also be a great way to get kids involved and excited about travelling, helping plan the trip and discover more about the country. Even better, of course, is a set of guide books designed especially for children.

I’ve just come across the Quilty range, with brightly illustrated travel guides and travel-themed activity books for kids.

For now, there are four ring-bound travel guides – Spain (including the Canary Islands), France, Greece and Thailand – which all have a young guide introducing the country, suggesting places to visit, food to eat and words that might come in useful. Each costs £10.99.

And there are four more ‘explorer’ books, looking at planning before the trip with more information on cultures worldwide, ‘On the Journey’ including I Spy, another version for the journey home, and one designed to act as a scrapbook for the trip as well as helping them think where they might want to go next.

The individual books cost £5.99 or you can buy the set for £19.

They’re also planning to introduce a set of colouring guide books, starting with Greece, aimed at younger readers with simple facts and illustrations to colour in.

One for Minnie’s future present list, I think.


Image courtesy of Quilty Guides