Packing Our LittleLife Backpack For A City Break + Giveaway

My 3 year old daughter and I are getting ready for a short break to Hamburg this weekend and to say we are beyond excited is an understatement.  This is the first European trip I’ve taken with just Brook and I think we are going to have an excellent experience and spend some fantastic quality time together.

I thought we would have some tears from Indie about being left behind, but it seems she’s quite happy to stay at home with Team Dad.  I think they have pizzas planned and Daddy will be watching some gamers event called Blizzcon.  Apparently it’s a big deal, but I’m not sure what all the fuss is about and my trip to Hamburg suddenly seems like a well timed event!

Littlelife Butterfly backpack review

LittleLife heard that Brook was going to be taking her first trip with Team Mum and they wanted to send her a gift to help her get organised.  We chose the gorgeous LittleLife Big Butterfly Kids Backpack because it’s pink (her favourite colour), it has butterfly wings (butterflies are another favourite) and it looks great.

Not only does this bag look fantastic but it has some brilliant features too.  Here’s what we are loving about our new backpack:

  • Chest strap
  • Carry handle
  • Name and address label
  • 2 internal pockets
  • Padded back and shoulder straps
  • Light weight
  • Bright and colourful

Littlelife backpack reverse

This bag is so comfortable for little children to wear because of the chest strap and padded back and shoulder straps.  It’s also the perfect size for preschool children giving them enough room to pack their essential travel items in whilst not being so big that they over fill it and it’s to heavy.

Here’s what Brook is planning on packing in her LittleLife backpack for her trip:

  • Favourite book
  • Colouring book and pens
  • Favourite cuddly toy for bedtime
  • Toys for playing with on the plane
  • Snacks
  • Drink
  • Gloves, hat and scarf

We are expecting the weather to be a little on the cold side so I’m glad she’s chosen to add some warm weather gear and it’s always worth having a few things to play with on the plane, even for short flights.

Where to buy: LittleLife

Click here for the LittleLife Big Butterfly Kids Backpack £22.99

inside Littlelife backpack

LittleLife Backpack Giveaway

We think that LittleLife are making some great backpacks and travel accessories for little explorers and we are delighted to be able to offer a Zena’s Suitcase reader the chance to win their very own.  If you’d like to be in with a chance to win a LittleLife Kids Backpack all you need to do is enter via the rafflecopter below.  Competition ends 30.11.2017.  Other T&C’s apply.

Feeling lucky?  Check out my other giveaways here.

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LittleLife Big Butterly Backpack review - this is a great backpack for children aged 3+ to take on day trips, short breaks or holidays #familytravel

We were provided with the LittleLife Big Butterfly Backpack in exchange for this post


Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. Annabel Greaves
    November 1, 2017 / 11:27 am

    My daughter would take it to visit her grandparents and put her Rosie teddy bear in it

  2. Samantha Bolter
    November 1, 2017 / 11:31 am

    my bff has three girls all under 4 so would appreciate a backpack to hold onto at least one of them with the others in the buggy, kids always want to walk when they have a buggy but never when they are too big, why is that 🙂

  3. Tracy Nixon
    November 1, 2017 / 11:45 am

    my daughter would take it to grandma and grandad’s house and she would pack in her pjs and bunny toy!

  4. Susan B
    November 1, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Visiting grandma and she would put in her (rather manky) old rabbit toy companion.

  5. john prendergast
    November 1, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    my niece would use it when we take her for days out

  6. Jo Hutchinson
    November 1, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    We would use when visiting Gran’s house packed with a favourite cuddly toy.

  7. Andrea Fletcher
    November 1, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    We would take it on long walks with a favourite teddy in.

  8. Solange
    November 1, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    We would take it to the park and days out and we would put small toys, book and snacks in it.

  9. Vicki Weston
    November 1, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    My daughter would use this to carry her swimming stuff in 🙂

  10. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 1, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Megan would absolutely love to take this to school, she takes her school book and reading record, homework folder and p.e kit, then comes home with 10 colourings, acorns stones and pine cones, gems and anything else she finds in school xxx

  11. Elzbieta Znyk
    November 1, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    To the park and she would take some food in it.

  12. sarah rees
    November 1, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    take to nannys for a sleepover

  13. iain maciver
    November 1, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    probably everywhere

  14. Angela Treadway
    November 1, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    To grandads and it would be teddies x

  15. Sidrah Ahmed
    November 2, 2017 / 12:12 am

    My daughter would take it to the park and when we go out on days out and she would pack some snacks,books and toys

  16. Sue McCarthy
    November 2, 2017 / 7:14 am

    So cute! I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  17. Tracy Hanley
    November 2, 2017 / 9:48 am

    When we visit the park , she would carry her own drink and snacks

  18. Amimul Ahsan
    November 2, 2017 / 11:41 am

    I never had this idea to carry a little bag for my little angel. Thank you.

  19. Rebecca Sutton
    November 2, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    my daughter would take it each time when he would go to her nanny’s house.

  20. Joo Dee
    November 2, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    would be a gift for nieces little one, no doubt would go everywhere!!

  21. Sarah Austin
    November 2, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    We would use for taken the woods and collecting fir cones for Christmas!

  22. Keith Hunt
    November 2, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Looks nice for a friends child that is have Christmas at Euro Disney.

  23. Margaret Gallagher
    November 2, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Esmay would take to nursery and here when she has a sleepover so cute

  24. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    November 2, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    My daughter mia would pop her gymnastics stuff in this and take it to her classes 🙂

  25. amy bondoc
    November 3, 2017 / 4:59 am

    we always go walking at the weekend she would porbably put a sandwich and some toys in it!

  26. alison fisher
    November 3, 2017 / 5:08 am

    my 5 year old would deffo use this for school ..she always has so much to carry water bottle pe kit books ect

  27. Becky Yeomans
    November 3, 2017 / 6:20 am

    To the park and maybe a snack and drink!

  28. Heather Hibbert
    November 3, 2017 / 10:33 am

    He would take it for his sleepovers at Nana’s house and take his favourite teddies and toys

  29. Ray Dodds
    November 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

    To school with her packed lunch in it

  30. Liam Bishop
    November 3, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Would make a lovely school bag to take his things in each day!

  31. Inga Andersen
    November 3, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    I think she’d love to take it to school or when she’s sleeping at her grandads 🙂

  32. abigail edkins
    November 3, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Lillie pops would probably use it for school and to take to daddies house

  33. Hannah Rowley
    November 3, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    My little girl would love to take a walk to the park wearing this backpack and she would carry all her snacks and her peppa pig in it xx

  34. Maureen M
    November 4, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    It’s so lovely I think it would go everywhere !!!!

  35. Angie McDonald
    November 4, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    We would take it to the park so it would have to fit a drink, snack and favourite cuddly bunny inside!

  36. Lia Burns
    November 4, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    We are going to Butlins next month so would take it there with us x

  37. Sarah Lambert
    November 5, 2017 / 10:16 am

    We visit my Dad a lot he lives in Newcastle and we live in South Yorkshire so this would be the perfect chance for my little girl to take a littlelife backpack and no doubt it will get filled with her favourite teddies

  38. janine atkin
    November 5, 2017 / 10:28 am

    mine would go the the park loaded up with dinosaurs

  39. Lorraine Stone
    November 5, 2017 / 10:50 am

    It would be ideal for visiting Granny, with floppy dog and dolly Molly in it!

  40. Kerry Taylor
    November 5, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    This would be ideal for our trip to Disneyland, but my little boy would probably fill it with cars and Peppa Pig merchandise…

    November 5, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    my granddaughter is off to the philipines next year aged 21 months so she will need a backpack full of her fav snacks!

  42. Claire glace
    November 6, 2017 / 9:15 am

    My grandaughter would use it for trips to Nanna,s house and pack her overnight things x

  43. Helen Stratton
    November 6, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Our next trip will be to York, so it will come with us there. She will pack mittens, her hat, colouring stuff, snacks and a bottle of water.

  44. Holly Brazier
    November 6, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    This is super cute!

  45. Ruth Harwood
    November 7, 2017 / 9:19 am

    To her grandmother’s for Christmas with little pressies for everyone and probably her fave doll!

  46. leigh boyle
    November 8, 2017 / 10:38 am

    her fav teddy to go to butlins with her x

  47. Jen Schofield
    November 9, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    We would go to aunties and take toys

  48. Nigel Rummey
    November 10, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The zoo with her lunch and some toys

  49. Rachel Butterworth
    November 10, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    The park, taking her favourite fluffy unicorn.

  50. Sarah Swainsbury
    November 11, 2017 / 6:18 am

    Pack lunch at the museum ?

  51. Danielle Pooley
    November 11, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    To the beach for a picnic

  52. Susie Wilkinson
    November 11, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I think it would become her new school bag with all the usual school essentials!

  53. EJ Dunn
    November 11, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Probably water babies. It will have her swimming stuff in there.

  54. Clare Hubbard
    November 13, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    My son would take his toy cats in it to the park

  55. Rich Tyler
    November 13, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Through fields and woods on an adventure

  56. Sharon Lou Johnson
    November 15, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    to pre school with loads of unicorns in it!

  57. jules eley
    November 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    My little girl would take it to the shop with her purse and pennies in it.

  58. tina edwards
    November 18, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    my little grandson loves to carry a backpack to take his big sister to school, he insists on taking one of hers so he would love one of his own

  59. misty
    November 18, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    my son would love this to wear on walks so he can lug all his beanie babies with him

  60. claire woods
    November 19, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    On a country walk and he’d put his bear in it.

  61. Kelly Cooper
    November 20, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    My daughter is going on her first shopping trip
    To town with her auntie I’m sure she would love this bag to fill with all her goodies

  62. Shelley Jessup
    November 21, 2017 / 2:15 am

    Sophie would take it to the zoo & play park, she loves carrying around a bag

  63. Christine Lockley
    November 22, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I’d love to my grand-daughter to use it when she comes to visit, it would be great for her pj’s and all her treasures that she insists on bringing (her jewels, lip gloss and small dolls)

  64. Yolanda Davis
    November 22, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    we would use it when we go and visit family at xmas

  65. craig austin
    November 23, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    to the beach.. and she’ll try putting everything she owns into it as she cannot be without anything

  66. Sheri Darby
    November 26, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    She would probably take it to school with her lunch and pencils in it

  67. kelly L
    November 27, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    On walks to the park, walking to nursery and going to the shops!

  68. Kev Cannon
    November 27, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    It’ll be filled with gadgets and fidgit toys to keep them entertained when we visit nannies

  69. Emilia nastaly-howard
    November 28, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I’m sure my daughter would take it everyday to preschool 🙂

  70. Mark Mccaffery
    November 28, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    To nursery with their lunchbox in it,

  71. trish
    November 28, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    These backpacks are so cute, my nice would love em.

  72. katie w
    November 29, 2017 / 8:28 am

    To Nursery or to school as she puts it, she would be in the favourite disney princess

    November 29, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I think it would be to the park and we would take our kite in it with some bubbles too.

  74. Nancy Bradford
    November 29, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    It would be full to the top with My Little Ponies and Littlest Pet Shops lol Maybe a few unicorns and fairies as well.

  75. Margaret Mccaffery
    November 29, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    They’d take it everywhere with their favourite toys.

  76. natalee gosiewski
    November 29, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    nursery and any travels

  77. jamie Millard
    November 30, 2017 / 12:39 am

    taking toys to gran’s

  78. Sadiyya Maryam
    November 30, 2017 / 4:39 am

    To visit her beloved grandparents and my family over the Christmas holidays and she would pack her snacks , her drawing pad and pencils .

  79. Rebecca Mercer
    November 30, 2017 / 5:40 am

    My daughter would love this for carrying all her bits and bobs for her dolly she takes a bag everywhere we go

  80. carol boffey
    November 30, 2017 / 9:17 am

    to carry her school books

  81. Tammy Neal
    November 30, 2017 / 10:01 am

    To nursery and to days out xx

  82. kate kathurima
    November 30, 2017 / 10:27 am

    my niece would love this and she will fill it with lots of little bits

  83. Tammy Stevenson
    November 30, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I think this would be perfect for heading out Christmas shopping and meeting Santa!

    I am sure it would be filled with cuddly toys!

  84. Kirsteen Mackay
    November 30, 2017 / 11:42 am

    My niece would take it on a beach walk and collect stones and shells in it.

  85. Rachel Craig
    November 30, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    Gran’s and would pack pyjamas, DVD’s and some books.

  86. Tracey F
    November 30, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    We would take it to the farm and pack our picnic, gloves and hat inn there!

  87. Danielle Graves
    November 30, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    It would be used for family days out, trips to nursery, everywhere!!

  88. Simone Griffin
    November 30, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    My son would love to take this on day trips with us and he would put some yummy snacks in it

  89. Rebecca Phillips
    November 30, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    My daughter would put all her disney princess figures in and bring them to her nanny’s so she could play with them with her cousin Willow. There’s only four months age difference between them and they’re so cute together.

  90. Linda Curtis
    November 30, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    my granddaughter would wear it to nursery with her
    packed lunch and some spare clothes

  91. Adrian Bold
    November 30, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    We often go on long journeys to visit friends and family. This would be ideal for my daughter to keep things in it to keep her occupied on route.

  92. Michelle Ferguson
    November 30, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    My nephew would take it on his holiday and probably put a book and some sweets in there

  93. Natalie Crossan
    November 30, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    We go on long walks together walking our dog, this would be perfect xxx

  94. ellie spider
    November 30, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    my niece wouldtake it to school and she would have her reading book, cuddly bear and snacks in it

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