Holiday essentials I won’t travel without

I’m yet to take the children abroad and very much doubt I will just yet, I’m a little scared of doing so if I’m honest.
It’s much easier for me to pack up the car and head off somewhere in the UK, at least I know I can stop along the way if needed and if the kids get poorly we can head home again – they have this tendency to be ill on holiday.
We’ve taken a few UK breaks in the past few years including:

Cornwall – staying on a working farm and in a premier inn for a few days
We’ve been to Butlins Bognor a few times
Had a few long weekends away, and tomorrow we are off to Camber Sands for a long weekend.
As we pack up the car I tend to over pack, this isn’t always a bad thing though especially as the weather is always so unpredictable, and it can never hurt to have some home comforts around for the kids.
There are a few things I don’t travel without. These are usually children’s things as it tends to make my life much easier and the nights especially a little easier:
My children’s essentials which I never forget are (apart from essentials such as clothes):
  • Their own pillowcases
  • Nightlight
  • Milk cups
  • DVD
  • Story book
  • Teddy

Spending the night in a different bed is strange for children so packing a few home comforts helps to ease that and lets face it us parents are on holiday too so want a little peace and quiet, so the easier the kids go to bed the longer evening and relaxing time we get!

Today I’ve been packing my essentials, for the caravan this weekend.  My essential items were a little practical and a little luxury and included:

  • Tea bags, Coffee & Sugar
  • Biscuits
  • Weetabix
  • Marmite
  • Sweets for the kids
  • Champagne – well I am off on holiday after all
  • Chocolate…..well you always need chocolate!
  • Ribena
  • Calpol – the kids are always ill

Everything else I will buy when we get there but I know that as long as I grab bread and milk we can last a day if the kids don’t fancy going out for dinner, we arrive to late for anything else or the kids are driving me bonkers after a car journey then I know I will be fine with my chocolate and champagne – I can lock myself in my room and have a mini holiday alone!

This is my entry post into the UK holiday must-haves competition

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