I thought I would do a little series on what we take with us on a family holiday. This post is all about what we took with us to our self catering holiday to Holland. We had booked our trip to Holland over a year ago through Eurocamp. As our holiday was a self catering holiday, we took some food along for Little K (he is gluten and milk free). We used our packing cubes which we really like using and we find they come in so handy for family travel. You can find out what we took below with us.
What’s In Our Bag – Holland
For our boys:
- 7 x sets of clothes each
- Swimming Kit each
- Nappies & Wipes (for the youngest)
- 1 x jumper each and an outdoor jacket each
- Bike helmets and some cycling gear to go cycling in
We also took extra blankets as our caravan was freezing on a previous trip to France in April, so we thought it would be best to stock up on extra layers. This might sound a bit OTT but my dad also took with him some heaters in the hope they will help if it does get a bit chilly.
For myself and Nick we took 5 changes of clothes and a few more dresser items for evenings in case we go out for an evening meal. We didn’t take any summer items as it’s October and Holland wouldn’t be hot.
Other Items We Took
- Pram and Rain cover and our baby carrier
- Big K’s bike
- Changing Bag
- Snacks for our trip duration
- Camera, Tablets, Chargers
- Little K’s milk, special dairy free butter, and snacks
- Also washing up liquid, scrub brush, toilet roll and a picnic blanket
- Toys for the boys
As you can see we probably packed way too much, but we do like to go prepared when we are going away. When travelling by car it means we can over pack as we are not restricted on weight of suitcases etc… you never know if we run out of boot space we can just buy a trailer! Ha!
If you are doing a road trip this year, then why not check out our post about keeping kids entertained in the car. You might find something useful to help you on your journey.
What essentials do you pack to go away?