Going on holiday as a family is one of the most exciting experiences you’ll have – but it’s also very daunting.
Not only do you need to get the little ones in gear and organised for travel day and plan the holiday (amongst other important things), but you’ll need to ensure that you have all of the essentials packed ahead of time. No matter where you’re travelling to – whether it’s somewhere in this country or further afield, there are certain items you can’t forget.
So if you’re excitedly planning your next holiday, here is a list of the top 5 essentials every family must pack!
A Medicine Bag
This might sound like an obvious one, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to pack this! In your medicine bag, you should not only have paracetamol and plasters but other practical items like mouth ulcer gel, baby wipes and insect spray.
You don’t want to get to your destination only to find that you’ve forgotten this – especially if you’re in the middle of nowhere with no convenience shop nearby to run to!
Important Travel Documents
Another essential that you should pack is important travel documents. In your handbag/backpack, you should check that you have everyone’s passports, any visas you require, any booking confirmations (for flights, accommodation, etc.), credit cards, travel insurance documents and the correct currency for where you’re going.
Perhaps the most crucial items, it’s sensible to pack these ahead of time so that you have the peace of mind you have them with you when you get there.
Ok, so this might sound like a given. But you don’t want to get to your destination only to find that you’ve packed the wrong clothing. So, when you’re planning your holiday, make sure that you check the weather forecast. This way, you’ll know whether you need jumpers or summer clothing.
As well as clothing for your holiday, it’s also worth deciding what you’ll wear on your travel day in advance. This way, everyone will feel comfortable and not too hot or cold when travelling. The best way to do this is by layering your clothing.
As well as all the essential medicine-related items, you must also pack toiletries for your family. From shampoo to toothpaste, sunscreen, body wash, etc. – whatever your family will require for your holiday.
Any Technology You Require
In the modern day, this is one of the most essential things to remember. As well as phone chargers, you’ll also want to pack cameras, laptops and any other technology items you’ll need throughout your getaway.
So there you go! Those are just 5 of the travel essentials you should pack ahead of your family holiday. Even though a holiday might feel years away with the pandemic, it will soon come round. So there’s no harm in preparing what you’ll pack – whether you’re eagerly organising a winter getaway or one for next summer.