Hopefully the summer holidays will include some impromptu day trips and to keep things simple why not have a box of activities and essentials in the boot so you are ready to go when the mood takes you.
The Sevenoaks Mums team give their essential list:
Suncream – Child’s Farm suncream gets our vote. They say: ‘Our sun cream has an actual SPF of 66.8, allowing us to say it’s 50+. It’s also water resistant to keep young and sensitive skin fully protected, moisturised and hydrated in the sunshine. Suitable for babies and children from 6 months upwards. Dermatologist approved for sensitive and eczema-prone skin’.
Snacks – think long life snacks so you don’t open the boot to find a rotting apple (yes I’ve done this, yuck!). How about cereal bars, dried fruit, breadsticks etc just to keep you going in emergencies or to top up the sandwiches or fish & chips.
Water – have a pack of small water bottles, preferably ones with sports caps to reduce spillages.
Wipes – you can never have enough wipes! Antibacterial hand wash.
Plastic bags for the rubbish and wet/dirty clothes.
Towels – those quick drying camping towels are great or small hoody kids towels. JoJo Maman Bebe has this cute dinosaur hooded towel.
Activities – Sticker books, colouring pens on a string, a bucket & spade, crabbing line & net, kite. Supermarkets stock cheap and cheerful versions of all of these.
Suntent and picnic blanket
And because this is the UK after all, a waterproof!!
Have a wonderful summer!