One of the best things about going on a UK holiday is the freedom and flexibility to pack what you like. Unlike an overseas holiday, travelling in the UK means you’re not restricted by baggage weight limitations and liquid restrictions. However, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the sheer scope of what to pack, here’s our list of what you need to make the most out of your UK holiday.
Many holiday parks in the UK provide their own form of entertainment but it’s always worth bringing your own for those days or nights when you fancy some quiet family time in your holiday home. With that in mind, make sure to pack your favourite books, toys, games and DVDs to really make the most of your downtime. Plus, you know you can’t always rely on British weather during the summer holidays!
Clothes for all weather
When it comes to UK holidays, clothing for all weather really is a must. So make sure you pack wellies and raincoats as well as sun hats and glasses. This is especially true if you’re planning long walks, especially in the autumn/winter months. And with that in mind, you need to pack clothing that is tailored to your specific plans. So whether you’re planning on spending all your time at the beach, on woodland walks or in cosy pubs – that’ll inform your clothing choices.
Holidaying in the UK, unless you’re in a hotel, is usually a self-catering affair so that means you’ll need to bring your own toiletries to use for the duration of your stay. So remember shampoo, conditioner, soap, hand wash and any other toiletries you use regularly. And don’t forget the sun cream during the summer!
As we’ve just mentioned, a holiday in the UK is usually a self-catering affair, especially if you’re in a holiday park. And while you may eat out in various pubs, cafes and restaurants both in your holiday park and in the surrounding area you’re staying, you’re likely to have some meals within your holiday home. So bring food you can easily whip up within your holiday home – especially tasty breakfast foods. Plus, you’ll need to consider essentials such as coffee, milk, juice and any snacks!
Don’t forget about the dog! One of the best things about going on holiday in the UK is that you can take your dog! So pack all the doggy essentials your pooch will need to have a fun and comfortable holiday. Think beds, blankets, food, treats, toys and a raincoat.