We're lucky enough to be staying in a yurt (the main attraction being the posh-ish loos), so at least we don't have to pack the tent. Good job, because I doubt there will be room in the car! Here's our essentials... I am grateful for any advice about how to cut things down!
- Bottles of water
- Washing up bowl, sponges and liquid
- Tea towel
- Cool box
- Rubbish bag
- Laundry bag
- Fruit, so we eat something decent!
- Toilet roll
Husband and I
- Clothes for four days
- Toiletries for the odd shower and teeth brushing (freezing campsite showers brrr!)
- iPod to drown out the person snoring in the next tent
- Snacks for late night hunger pangs
- Kettle and tea bags - the yurt has power - hoorah!
- Ibuprofen, insect repellent, sun cream
- Phone charger - the internet is oxygen don't you know?
- Clothes for four days, plus spares (!)
- A cap for sunny days (please let there be sunny days)
- Rain coat for rainy days (noooo)
- Pyjamas, plus tracksuit bottoms and hoody in case it gets cold
- Teddy, oh my gosh, we can't forget Ted
- Books for bedtime to *try* and get him to sleep
- Toiletries, plus his toothbrush and paste, Calpol and suncream
- Drinks bottle
Toddler girl - here's where the list gets long!
- Travel cot, bedding and sleeping bag
- Favourite taggie blanket to help her sleep
- Blanket for daytime nap
- Clothes - enough vests, leggings, t shirts, cardigans to sink a battleship
- At least two babygros to use as pyjamas
- Our Chicco Snappy stroller and rain cover (it's brilliant for travel )
- Milk, frozen, so it lasts a few days in a cool box
- A couple of frozen meals so she has something decent to eat on the first day
- Cool bag with bibs, her cutlery, plate or two, sippy drinking cup
- Nappies and Cheeky Wipes, nappy bags and mucky wipes bag
- Change bag for when we're out and about
- Back carrier - we love our Chicco Caddy knapsack
- A few toys and books to keep her amused
- Her LittleLife bumblebee rucksack for use as reins
- Toiletries, comb, toothbrush, suncream
- Hats, at least two because we're bound to lose one
Phew! It certainly seems easier sometimes to just stay at home. Have I missed anything? I doubt it - it feels like we're packing the kitchen sink! Is there a way to cut this down? I'd love to hear how you manage it!