As we approach the middle third of the year, the sun starts beating down and holidays are on our mind. I always find that going on a family holiday in the summer is a great way to connect with your family and really bond as a group. Bearing that in mind, I’ve put together a nice little checklist of things you should remember to bring on every family holiday:
Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer bringing a proper camera on my family holidays instead of using my phone to take pictures. Why? Well, you just get better quality pictures meaning they can be printed out in better quality too ready for your family scrapbook or collage. If you don’t have a camera or just don’t want to bring one, then your phone will be fine. Either way, you need to take as many photos as possible of all the memories you create. Trust me, you’ll look back on your holiday pictures for years and years after they were taken.
Now, we just spoke about bringing your phone to take pictures if you want, but you need to bring it along anyway. Not only that, make sure your family all brings along their phones too. Why? Because it means you can communicate with one another of course! If you have teenage kids or even older kids, they might want to go and do things on their own. Similarly, they might want to stay at the hotel while you go out. So, you need to have a means of communication, and phones are the easiest option. Plus, they can double up as sat-nav devices to help you get around your holiday destination.
First Aid Kit
No matter where you’re going, you need to bring along a little first aid kit. You don’t have to include loads of stuff here, just a few little essentials that will come in handy in case any problems happen. Get some plasters, some medication, a few gauzes, etc. If your first aid kit is feeling light, then you can always get some first aid kit refills to bolster your supplies ready for your next trip. If you’re flying, then it always makes sense to bring along a main first aid kit that can go in your hold luggage and a mini one that you can carry on the plane with you.
Of course, you can’t go away on a nice sunny holiday without bringing some protection from the sun’s rays. So, get yourself down to your local store and buy some high protection sun cream for you and your kids. It’s especially important that your kids are protected from the sun, so get them the highest protection possible. Also, make sure everyone brings sunhats and sunglasses for added protection too. Now, your family is ready to feel the warmth of the sun’s rays safely.
These are just a few things you should remember to bring with you on your next family holiday. Obviously, there are other things like your passport and luggage! But I’d hope you remember them easily, without needing reminding!