Family caravan holidays are great fun for everyone, adults and children alike! Providing the opportunity to spend quality time together, exploring our beautiful country and making priceless memories that will be treasured for many more years to come, caravan holidays are relaxing, fun-filled, and nostalgic.
While you are enjoying the peaceful surroundings of your staycation, the younger members of your family can explore the park, play games, and run off some of that endless energy whilst you enjoy some peace (and perhaps a nice glass of wine!)
Many holiday parks have dedicated children’s play areas where the little ones will stay entertained for hours. Alternatively, some holiday parks also have an onsite swimming pool. Whether you prefer splashing about in the pool, swimming laps, or lounging poolside, this is perfect for the whole family!
However, before you begin your holiday, you must pack the car and prepare for what could be a long journey to your home away from home – with the kids in tow. Young children and long car journeys are often a recipe for disaster, and bored children regularly lead to upset, arguments, and even fights among siblings.
To help everyone get through this initial holiday hurdle intact, we have put together some of our top tips to help you have the best possible start family getaway!
While the specifics of what you need to pack will depend on several factors like who is coming, the season and weather, and what is included with your caravan, it’s important to be prepared.
Here is a quick guide to the essentials:
- Clothes, jackets, and shoes for the family. Don’t forget your swimwear if you’re heading to one of our parks with a pool! Similarly, additional outfits for accident-prone youngsters are probably a sensible idea
- Toiletries and a first aid kit, just in case. Don’t forget to pack the sun cream if the weather is going to be good, and let’s be honest, even if it’s not expected because you never can tell here in the UK!
- Food essentials – especially if you plan to do a lot of cooking in your caravan. Snacks are always important, too!
- Tech like phones, cameras, e-readers, tablets or laptops and, most importantly, chargers
- Entertainment – books, comics, colouring books and pens, toys, etc
- Baby or toddler essentials like changing equipment, a travel cot, cuddly toys, and so on
- Outdoor games and toys like balls, a frisbee, and a bucket and spade for the beach
We also would advise to pack some things to do in the car for your journey, iPad, books, snacks and plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated, a few stops along the way is also advised to let everyone stretch their legs!