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June 8, 2023

What to Pack For A Caravan Holiday?


Struggling to decide what all you should pack for your caravan holiday? Planning a caravan holiday is an exciting experience, allowing you to explore new destinations with the freedom to take all your home comforts with you.

However, when packing everything into a car, it can be tricky knowing which items are essential and which are best left behind. In this blog, we offer our top tips on what to pack for a caravan holiday and provide you with a comprehensive list of must-have essentials to ensure your holiday is enjoyable!

Create a Caravan Holiday Packing List by Categorisation

Start your packing preparation by categorising all the items you will need to take with you and grouping them into categories (kitchen, living area, bedroom etc). This will allow you to easily identify what needs to be packed and which room it belongs.

Bedroom caravan holiday essentials

When packing for the bedroom, prioritise comfort items such as clean bedding, pillows, blankets and nightwear. 

Unlike some caravan parks, when you hire a static caravan for a holiday at Holgates, you’ll be provided with inclusive fresh linen, so you can focus on your holiday plans without worrying about any extra charges. It may also save you some space in the car when travelling to the holiday park! 

If you are taking children on your caravan holiday, then make sure to add in their favourite teddy bear, comforter blanket or toy to keep them settled.

Bathroom basics

Pack all your toiletries and essentials, such as shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and toothbrushes in a separate bathroom bag. Caravan bathrooms are often small, so it’s best to keep any products stored away to maximise space.

Guests at Holgates are welcome to bring their own towels to our holiday home accommodation, or we can provide high-quality towel bundles for just £5! 

Living room must-haves

The living area is arguably the most important space in the caravan, so pack items which will make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Consider bringing books, board games, a DVD player and films for those chilly nights or wet days. Another good idea is to pack cards and travel games to keep everyone entertained. 

Kitchen supplies

Next, prepare a kitchen checklist of all the items you will need for meal times. This can include cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and any cooking utensils. However, when you choose a static caravan for hire at Holgates, everything you need is provided! 

You’re also welcome to bring a portable or disposable BBQ, perfect for cooking great food outdoors. Please speak to our on-site Holgates team regarding BBQ areas and guidelines.  

Outdoor Entertainment

Although the views at our holiday home parks provide enough entertainment, you may want to bring some additional outdoor games, sports equipment or even your bike for a cycling holiday. 

Consider games for the whole family, such as rounders, croquet or even a large garden set game of Tic-Tac-Toe or Four-in-a-row. 

As the night settles in, a small torch and a radio can be all you need for a relaxing evening under the stars. 

Stock up on Entertainment for the Road and When You Arrive at Your Destination

Preparing for a caravan holiday can be exciting, but sometimes the journey can be tedious. That’s why it’s important to stock up on entertainment options for both the drive and the arrival at your destination. Whether it’s downloading your favourite podcasts or purchasing audiobooks, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained during a long drive.

If you’re bringing the kids away for a break in the school holidays, remember to plan some games, such as the classic Eye Spy, for the road trip. Activity and colouring books are also great and creative ways to pass the time while travelling. If you’re bringing an electronic device along for the journey, e.g. an Ipad or Nintendo Switch, don’t forget your portable charger! 

Once you arrive, you may want to continue that entertainment streak with board games, playing cards or even planning an outdoor adventure to make the most of your trip. By packing entertainment options, you’re sure to have a trip full of fun memories and activities for all ages.

Assemble First-Aid Supplies in Case of Emergencies

Emergencies can strike unexpectedly, so it’s essential to be prepared. Assembling a first-aid kit is one way to ensure that you have the necessary supplies to respond quickly to any injuries or illnesses that may arise. Some caravan holiday essentials to include in your kit are band-aids, gauze, medical tape, and antiseptic wipes.

You might also consider adding a thermometer, pain relievers, and allergy medication. By taking the time to assemble a first-aid kit, you can feel more confident and better equipped to handle emergencies as they arise.

Static caravan holidays at Holgates

By planning and packing caravan holiday essentials, you can ensure that your trip will be memorable. Start your caravan packing list by categorising items according to room, then stock up on entertainment options for when you arrive. 

Caravans are the perfect way to enjoy a stress-free holiday with all the comforts of home. With our static caravan holidays, you can explore the beautiful countryside while still having all the necessary amenities.

Book your stay today and start planning a memorable holiday that you won’t soon forget! For more information, contact us at info@holgates.co.uk or on 01524 701508.

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