Great British holidays are all about keeping the family entertained, but often wet weather entertainment options are expensive, especially for those with a large family.

So what can you do, when it’s raining, you are broke and all of you are sat in a small tent for the evening?

Well, for a start, it’s worth having a chat with the campsite owner, as many have a games box tucked away for such eventualities – prepare for a night of good old fashioned family fun!

However, just in case that draws a ‘no’ there is one classic game that’s perfect for camping, it’s cheap, takes up hardly any room and has remained popular since the ‘70s.

Top Trumps is a perfect travel companion for family camping holidays and this year, with the introduction of Top Trumps Quiz and Top Trumps Match, there’s even more choice of compact holiday games for the whole family.

From fast cars, football or Star Wars, Top Trumps is the card game that brings your favourite things to life, playing against friends to find out who’s is the ultimate Top Trumps champion. Even if the weather is great, the game is perfect for keeping kids entertained on long journeys, bringing a welcome relief from cries of ‘I need the toilet’ and ‘are we there yet?’

I didn’t realise there is such a huge variety available, but I’m advised that for the RRP of just £4.99, (though EBay have a great selection too!) you have a huge choice of packs for the classic card game in a whole choice of themes. with classics such as Wonders Of The World, Dinosaurs and Baby Animals, or hot character-led decks from your kid’s favourite film or TV Series, like Despicable Me 3, Marvel Universe and Paw Patrol.   Worryingly for this household, they do make a ‘Frozen’ pack… don’t tell my husband, he will moan ’til Midnight!

New for this summer are Top Trumps Match ‘The Crazy Cube Game’ and Top Trumps Quiz ‘with a twist’, which does what it says on the pack – and again, both are camper friendly!

Designed to fold and pack away into a neat ‘tablet’ format, Top Trumps Match was born to travel. Using cubes, this simple strategy game for aged 4+ requires players to match five of the same character in a row. Priced at £15.99 each, Disney Princess and Marvel Avengers, are great choices for young ones, as well as coming soon games Harry Potter, Star Wars, Emotis and Shopkins.

With 500 questions to answer, Top Trumps Quiz is a fun game to test all the family’s knowledge. Suitable for ages 8+, each game has a twist – to remember what you just heard to go into the next round – so even if you do not know the topic, you can still get involved and enjoy gameplay. Hot topics for the family to enjoy include Top Trumps Quiz World Of Animals, Sport and Star Wars, priced £9.99 each, plus coming soon releases WWE and Disney Classic editions.  You can see the full Top Trumps range at

We’d recommend keeping a pack or two handy for keeping the kids amused this summer.