What to Take on a Caravan Holiday

Caravan holidays are great fun for you and your family, but you don’t want to end up forgetting something you desperately need! When it comes to starting packing you can feel overwhelmed by trying to remember everything, so here’s a handy guide to help you remember everything you’ll need and have a great time.

Stay Safe in the Sun

If you’re going in the summer, be sure to pack plenty of suncream – there’s nothing worse than getting burnt and being stuck in pain for the rest of your holiday! It’s a good idea to bring a range of SPF factors for different skin types, including some 50+ even if you think you won’t need it. Don’t forget that it’s possible to get sun damage even when there are clouds, so it’s best just to apply some and know you’re protected. P20 is a great choice as you can apply it in the morning and then forget about it all day – as it provides 10 hours of sun protection. Don’t forget to pack some after sun to cool you off after a day spent outside in the (hopefully) lovely weather!

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Toiletries and Kitchen Kit

Don’t forget items for the bathroom including your favourite shower gel or soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and any pampering kit you might want! It’s a good idea to pack plenty of kitchen essentials, including washing up liquid, a dishcloth and some Tupperware boxes for any leftovers. Make sure you have plenty of toilet roll as well – you really don’t want to be caught short! You could always just bring enough of these to get you through the first few days, and then venture out to a shop once you’ve settled in. If there are laundry facilities where you’re staying, make sure to bring some of your own laundry detergent as a change in type can cause skin irritation.


You might decide to eat out a lot, but it’s always a good idea to have a few bits in just in case you don’t fancy it – but also for breakfasts and snacks. Self catering gives you the freedom to enjoy cooking your own family meals if you want to, so know where your nearest supermarket is and stop off there on the way down for things like milk and cereal – if you want you could make a list of ingredients for one or two meals and get those as well, but be sure to check the sell-by dates as you don’t want them to go off before you use them!