Holiday Packing List

What to pack for holiday!

You have booked your caravan. Now you need to think about what to pack for holiday. Here is your essential Holiday Packing List. Without a doubt you want to make sure you have what you need. However, space in the car is at a premium. Here is our guide to the everything you may need to bring along on holiday.

Grab the suitcase down and let’s get packing. Clothing will probably be the hardest part of your packing list. Depending how long you are travelling for you will want to pack light, definitely consider taking a warmer outfit or hoody for those chilly nights. Shorts and t-shirts are the staple go to for any seaside break away. You can’t always trust a British summer, so absolutely consider an easy to pack and quick to dry jacket for those days when the weather changes. When it comes to packing rather than folding clothes, roll them instead. You will avoid creases and rolled clothes take up less space than folded. Along with this consider vac bagging towels and bedding to save space in your case. Don’t forget to fill your shoes. This extra space can be used for storing socks and other small items of clothing.

Splashing Fun!

For those holidaying on a site with a pool or close to the beach don’t forget to pack those swimmers. In addition to your swim gear make sure to pack beach towels and swimming essentials. Arm bands and swim nappies can often be purchased from the pool directly. However if you are able to pack these you will save yourself some pennies.

Heading to the Beach? Make sure to pack those buckets and spades for the annual sandcastle competition. Undoubtedly a wind break is essential for a day on the beach. Not only offering protection from the breeze but also privacy for your family. A top tip we picked up was to bring a spare fitted sheet to the beach with you. By weighting down the corners and creating little barriers all the way around you stop the sand entering in and onto your belongings. A day at the beach will create so many memories so make sure you capture them. Bring your camera along and ensure those memories last forever. If you are using your phone camera at the beach, pop it into a sandwich bag. This will protect it from any sand working it way into the handset.

Splashing Fun!

For those holidaying on a site with a pool or close to the beach don’t forget to pack those swimmers. In addition to your swim gear make sure to pack beach towels and swimming essentials. Arm bands and swim nappies can often be purchased from the pool directly but if you are able to pack these you will save yourself some pennies.

Heading to the Beach? Make sure to pack those buckets and spades for the annual sandcastle competition. Undoubtedly a wind break is essential for a day on the beach, not only offering protection from the breeze but also privacy for your family. A top tip we picked up was to bring a spare fitted sheet to the beach with you. By weighting down the corners and creating little barriers all the way around you stop the sand entering in and onto your belongings. A day at the beach will create so many memories so make sure you capture them. Bring your camera along and ensure those memories last forever. If you are using your phone camera at the beach, pop it into a sandwich bag. This will protect it from any sand working it way into the handset.

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What To Pack For A Caravan
What To Pack For Holiday

Holiday packing check list.

We all create a holiday packing check list and often find we have many documents we need to take with us. Our self-check-in service takes the stress out of figuring what documents you need to take. When booking your break, one of our knowledgeable Guest Co-ordinators will arrange to email all your documents  to you. Self-check-in allows you the benefit of avoiding the queues at reception when you arrive.

Get the kettle on!

What better way to start your holiday then heading straight to your caravan, putting the kettle on and getting your feet up. One important piece of information we will send you is the Park map. Again there is no need to print this as we will send it as a PDF. Standard check in is from 4pm, during the summer the sun will still be shining at this time however for those travelling on Winter breaks you will find the light to be lower around check in. We would recommend bringing a torch to help you in finding the correct caravan.

We are here to help

In addition to emailing, you with details we will also send the most important bits via text message. If you were to experience any issues whilst on stay, we will provide you with an Emergency out of hours number to call. A member of our team will be on hand to assist you at any time day or night. It should be noted we are not based on site but will do everything we can at that moment to rectify the issue. If we are unable to, we will follow up and arrange for one of our appointed teams locally to come and assist.

Pre Arrival

The day before you arrive you will receive a text message confirming the details of the team that have cleaned and prepped the property for your arrival. In addition to their name you will receive their contact details so if there is an issue you can contact them direct and they will arrange to come back and see you. You should not have to use this number but for peace of mind we send it across to you. The last text you will receive will be to confirm the key safe code for arrival.

You will find a key safe at the property when you arrive which will store your keys. A four-digit code is provided to allow you access to these. We would recommend using the key safe across your stay to ensure that keys do not go missing.

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Things to pack for holiday

When it comes to things to pack for holiday, we have covered most of the essentials like clothing, towels and swimmers. Along with these key items there are some other extras we would advise to bring.

Smiles Galore!

Firstly, bring along those smiles! You will be making many happy memories on your seaside break. Make sure to come prepared to smile all stay long. In addition to your comfy home from home many parks also offer a packed entertainments programme. It should be noted that access to park entertainment often will require passes. These passes must be arranged with the park directly either on arrival or prior to your trip. Your park passes will allow entry to the clubhouse, arcades, bars and swimming pools. Depending on your resort choice your Parkstars, Troupers or Red Coats will be on hand to ensure you have a great time. Secondly, to make sure you look your best you will want to bring along your best party clothes. Nothing says you are ready to dance the night away than turning up in your best threads.

Let’s Dance!

No stay at a British Holiday Park is complete without a party dance. Your entertainment team will make sure you are all up on your feet Cha Cha Sliding, Following The Music Man or Jiving with Jive Bunny. Although not an item to pack, head to Youtube before you visit and get the family practising those important dance moves. California Cliffs in Great Yarmouth has a large dance floor with enough space for the whole family to join in the fun. The entertainment venue is centrally located on park so you are never a few minutes away from the action. Alternatively, if you wanted to be a bit further away from the hustle and bustle consider booking one of our properties in the Magpie or Lapwing area of the park. This is situated across the road from the main site and is a lot quieter and relaxed.

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What to pack for a caravan?

A big question we get asked is What to pack for a caravan? With more people choosing to holiday in a caravan we have generated a list of essential items you will need to bring on your caravan holiday.

Bring the essentials!

Firstly, you will need to bring along some self-catering essentials. What do we mean by self-catering essentials? Importantly you will want to make sure that you pack some arrival essentials like tea, coffee, sugar and milk. It may be worth packing some squash if you have little ones or need something refreshing after your car journey. Most parks will have small stores where you can pick up essentials. No one wants to particularly cook when on holiday but it always handy to have some bits in for that spontaneous beach picnic or nibbles on the decking. Many parks now allow for a supermarket delivery so if you do wish to cook up a storm you can have your groceries delivered.

Household Essentials

Whilst your holiday home will be furnished with everything you would expect to be able to cook and dine there is a couple of bits, we would advise you to bring along. When packing your normal towels make sure to grab a couple of tea towels for drying your dishes. In addition to this it may be worth bringing an oven glove if you intend on cooking with the oven. All your plates, cups, bowls and glasses will be provided for you to use at your leisure. Top tip that we always do is to bring some picnic plates and cups for the little ones.

Entertaining the little ones.

With parks offering live entertainment you should never be bored. However sometimes it is nice to have a night in. Many parks have take-aways on site be it Chips or Pizza, order in and have a family games night. Go traditional and bring a pack of cards or dominoes. Teach the little ones more traditional games.

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