If you’re like us, then the sound of caravanning with kids immediately fills you with excitement and dread in equal measure. Sure, it will be great to spend some quality time together as a family on holiday but what about all the extra work that comes with traveling with children? Don’t worry though – we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about caravanning with kids and give you a few handy tips along the way. By the time you finish reading, you’ll be ready to hit the open road!
What to take with you on your caravanning holiday
First of all, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to take with you on your caravanning holiday. Obviously, the items you pack will vary depending on the age and size of your children but we’ve put together a general list of essentials that should cover everyone:
Some useful items to take with you.
Sunscreen and hats – Caravanning in the sun can be a lot of fun but it’s important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Make sure you pack plenty of sunscreens (and reapply regularly) as well as hats for the whole family. Even you can enjoy caravanning with TV.
Insect repellent – With all that open space, there’s sure to be plenty of bugs around. Make sure you pack a good insect repellent to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Swimwear and towels – A caravanning holiday is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a swim in the pool or ocean. Be sure to pack your swimmers and some fluffy towels for drying off afterward.
Sunshades – Caravan parks can be quite busy during the summer months and it’s likely that there won’t be much shade around. Pack a few sun shades to help keep your family cool.
Games and toys – It’s inevitable that kids will get bored at some point on a caravanning holiday. Make sure you pack a few games and toys to keep them amused.
First aid kit – Caravanning can be a lot of fun but it’s important to be prepared for any accidents that may occur. Make sure you pack a comprehensive first aid kit.
Food and drinks – It’s always handy to have some snacks and drinks on hand, especially when traveling with kids. Be sure to pack a few favorite snacks and drinks for the journey.
Spare clothes – It’s always a good idea to pack some spare clothes, just in case of accidents or spills.
Money – You’ll likely need money while on holiday, whether it’s for food, drinks or souvenirs. Make sure you have some cash on hand.
Passport and tickets – Finally, don’t forget to pack your passport and tickets! You won’t be able to go on your caravanning holiday without them.
Indoor toys Cuddle up with your baby on the living room sofa and read a bedtime story while snuggling under a soft comforter. You’ll find stuffed animals, teddy bears, dolls, blankets, and other plush toys to cuddle up with – all for just $20-30 each! while you’re at it get yourself some of the new toys like Hatchimals, Fingerlings, or PJ Masks.
Outdoor Toys – If you’re looking for a toy to keep your toddler occupied while outdoors, take a look at Little Tikes’ outdoor toy selection. You’ll find everything from swings and slides to sandboxes and climbing walls – all perfect for hours of fun in the sun.
Uno, Dobble (this is a popular one), Snap, Top Trumps, Dominoes, or tiny games like Guess Who are all suitable options.
Electronics – There are a lot of ways to entertain yourself on your holiday. Take, for example, Kindles, tablets, smartphones, and GPSs—you may choose whatever you like. You could download a few movies, games, and maybe ebooks. To avoid squabbles, take headphones along!
Awning – When you have kids of any age, this is a very useful feature. Bikes, shoes, and outdoor toys can be stored in it, although it’s typically quite useful as an additional piece of (dry) storage or lounging space.
We hope this guide has been helpful and that you have a safe and enjoyable caravanning holiday with your family.
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Caravanning with kids can be a fun and rewarding experience for the whole family. To make sure your trip is as enjoyable as possible, it’s important to pack all the necessary supplies and gear. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to take along on your caravanning adventure. By above these tips, you can rest assured that everyone will have a great time!