Going on holiday with your children is the perfect way to make special memories to look back on as they grow up and is an amazing way to take some much-needed time as a family to rest, relax and have fun.

While going on holiday is all fun and games, packing can be a nightmare and is often the most stressful and least fun part of holiday planning.

While you may have an idea of what you yourself will need to take with you, deciding what to bring for your children can be much more difficult. A list can make this much easier to manage and organise.

There are many items your child may need on holiday and many more they may simply want to bring with them. Getting the basics organised and packed gives you a better idea of how much room you will have to bring non-essential items with you.

If you have younger children, packing for them is the easiest way to make sure that you do not encounter any difficulties and upset along the way. If you have older children, asking for their input may be useful as they can help to decide which outfits and items to bring.

Ensure you have all the clothing basics covered. This will vary depending on the weather in the location you are visiting, however you should also make sure you cover all bases just in case as you never know when the weather may change.

Packing a variety of tops, bottoms and one or two pairs of sensible footwear should be enough. If you are visiting a hot country, it is still worth packing a jumper or cardigan for your child in case the weather turns chilly or for travelling.

Shoes can be tricky, however a pair of shoes which are comfortable for walking in every day and a pair of shoes which you don’t mind getting wet, sandy or otherwise dirty should be enough for a short trip.

Make sure to pack enough underwear and socks for your trip and also include several spares. Accidents can happen and being prepared is better than having to locate a washing machine last minute.

Hats, sunglasses and swimwear are also important to make sure your child can enjoy their holiday and not worry about getting sunburnt or the sun hurting their eyes.

When packing toiletries, you may wish to simply include your childrens with your own to save space and to minimise the number of liquids and items you take with you. Shampoo, body wash, toothpaste etc... can all be shared on holiday. This also goes for medication such as painkillers or other medicines as well.

Once you have the essentials packed, you can now think about what other items to take. These can be comfort or entertainment items such as a teddy, toys or games, books and other activities and any electronics.

These can usually fit in hand luggage and are handy to bring along for entertainment on the journey as well as during quiet down time while you are away.


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