We are super excited because next week we are setting off on our holidays to Bluestone in Wales and as I'm currently making a list of things we need to pack I thought I'd write a quick post on my top 4 essential items to pack for the kids when we're off on holiday.
Like most holiday parks Bluestone has a water park so something we'll most definately be taking for both of the kids are the amazing Trunki PaddlePaks, they're water resistant kids backpacks that are perfect for carrying the kids swimming gear or holding everything they need for a day out at the beach. The PaddlePaks have high visibility reflective trim, Trunki storage grips, adjustable straps and a padded mesh back so they're super comfortable for kids to carry. They come in two sizes, 2yrs+ and 5yrs+ and are available in a wide range of different aquatic designs, Riley has Kaito The Killer Whale and Summer has Pinch The Lobster.
Snacks are essential especially on long car journeys which is what we'll have when we head over to Wales, I like to give the kids healthy snacks and their favourites at the moment are the Yu! fruit snacks as they're just like jelly sweets but contain no added sugar and are 100% real fruit, the kids love them and so do we so we'll definately be taking lots of them on our holiday.
We're not sure what the weather is going to be like while we're away yet but you need to be prepared for rainy days so we'll be taking some activity/colouring books and crayons. One of the books we'll be taking is Doodle, Spots, Stripes and Squiggles, this book encourages your children to finish the patterns, squiggles and shapes to help them exercise their artistic abilities.
Another essential item for the long car journey are the SnooziHedz by Trunki, Summer will no doubt be falling asleep in the car on the way to Wales and car seats aren't always as comfortable as you'd like them to be so the SnooziHedz are great. They come in a range of super cute designs and the character unzips to reveal an inflatable pillow and cosy fleece blanket which attach together with the Trunki grip which stops the blanket from sliding off which will also be really useful when Summer naps in the pushchair.
If you like the look of the Trunki PaddlePak and SnooziHedz then keep your eyes peeled as I've got an exciting giveaway coming in the next few days.
What item can you not live without when holidaying with kids?