If you fit the descript of someone who has a serious case of the travel bug, but also has a little one (or two!) to contend with, then you know how difficult it is to get away for a holiday. That’s why, when all the stars - your time off work, the kids being out of school, the weather cooperating and finding the perfect place to escape to - align, you’re keen to get going. But before the thrill of the trip, whether it be exploring or pure relaxation, you must engage in another step of prepared-parent duty- the packing. Even after you’ve got all your stuff sorted out, there's still the small matter of packing for your your mini-me’s. To elate some of that hectic stress you’ll experience when you find you’re lacking a pair of swim trunks that fit, let us make the process a little simpler. We’ve laid out all the essentials any parent needs pack for their kids, from clothing to toys that will keep them dressed, occupied and entertained. Well how else are you going to get a moment to yourself? Stick to these shopping essentials, and you can guarantee your little ones stay prepared and stylish while abroad - and you can have peace of mind.
What To Pack In Your Little One's Suitcase This Family Holiday
Whether you’re going to be cycling around Centre Parcs or lounging around on a Mediterranean beach, these are the essentials you’re going to need for a summer holiday with the kids.
For Dressy Days
When you’re heading out for a nice evening dinner and want the kids to look dapper, make sure you pack a little shirt and trousers or summer dress for the outing, something that ensures they’ll look smart but stay cool. For the boys, take some style cues from Daddy with a tropical shirt and shorts. Girls won't want to change out of their favourite floral dresses.
For The Water
Assuming you’ll be near the sea or close to a pool (fingers crossed), the kids are going to need their swimming costumes.
If you’re planning to do some on-land activities that stray from the town centre and involve a little more mobility, make sure you bring along clothes for the kids that aid the leisurely exercise. For boys, go for a classic white tee and jersey, tie shorts, and for girls a simple striped top and shorts will work great for their
Toys and Books
We know that when it comes to plane rides and bus trips, or car travel, bringing along toys for the kids to play with will never be a regret.
Mini Airport Cases
It's all very well knowing what to pack, but what about what you pack it in? Kids will even carry these sweet children's backpacks and cases along themselves!