Holiday packing tips

Today is the day that we all truly put Christmas behind us and start thinking about our summer holidays. It may only be the first day back at school, but today is apparently the busiest day of the year for flight bookings, peaking at about 1pm as we all rush online in our lunch breaks, desperate to get away already after only a few hours back at work.

Whether you’re going abroad or staying in the UK, deciding what to pack for your holiday can be one of the most stressful things about it, especially if you have young children. Before you start your holiday packing this year then, check out this little infographic to help you decide what’s a suitcase essential and what can probably be left at home with the kitchen sink:

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[Image provided courtesy of Center Parcs, specialist in family holidays.]

What are your holiday must haves? Funnily enough I don’t often forget to take my appetite with me, although I have been known to accidentally (on purpose) forget my swimming costume.




  1. 7 January, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    Hm, I guess winter skiing in Alps (we usually go to Austria but Switzerland and Czech Republic happend, too and it was amazing) and summer chilling in South Europe or visiting family in the Eastern part :) After so many vacation I already have such a chart in my mind – and it terrifies me to go anywhere to be honest. But as the years go by it gets easier, thank God! :) Hope you were able to book your trip and it will be fantastic!

  2. 18 January, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    We hire out baby and children’s equipment which may help some families with not having to pack travel cots, linen, car seats, portable high chairs, monitors etc! We are Renting for Rascals based in West Midlands however there are plenty of others around the country and in other countries too!

  3. Rose winslet
    15 February, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    If you are planning for the best holiday trip then you must include with some important tips like start your planning a week before and hire a best car from the affordable company which can compensate your expenses. You must keep in mind that there are so many car hiring companies which can help you in best possible ways.

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