Summertime often means packing up the kids and hopping on the interstate for a family road trip. While they say the journey is more important than the destination, ask any parent who has spent a few hours cooped up in a car with an antsy toddler and they’ll tell you that keeping kids entertained is more than half the battle. Flip through our album to discover some engrossing apps that’ll divert even the most impatient junior road warrior and help delay the inevitable question, “Are we there yet?”

Bumpy Road

For the couple in this sweet and engaging driving app, going for a Sunday drive is less about a leisurely excursion and more about a trip down memory lane. Players don’t control the vehicle that the characters are riding as much as they modify the roadway to bump and propel the car forward. As the characters collect coins and memories on their drive, they travel through the history of their relationship, which players can view as vignettes in advanced levels of gameplay. Beautifully rendered graphics and a lovely soundtrack make this a trip that kids and parents alike will enjoy.

For ages 6 & up.

Available on iTunes, $2.99.

  • Bumpy Road
  • Minecraft Pocket Edition
  • Crazy Road Trip—Messy Family Camping Day
  • Draw Rider
  • Extreme Road Trip 2
  • iStoryTime
  • Mr. White Cloud Astros Plan
  • Postino
  • What's the Plate?
  • Zombie Road Trip

What’s your favorite family road trip app? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kipp Jarecke-Cheng

All images are app screen shots; featured image from flickingerbrad via flickr.


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