The Ultimate Guide to Kids Holiday Essentials

Going away on holiday with your family is a great way to create memories that you’ll cherish forever. Getting to see your little one’s reaction to experiencing a new part of the world is enough to warm any heart. Of course, if you speak to any parent about their experiences going away with their children on a kids' holiday, they will tell you the same thing. While you will create some special memories, you will also more than likely come back feeling more tired than when you left for the holiday.

What to Pack for a Kids' Holiday

In order to try and make the trip as relaxing as possible, it is vitally important that you pack everything you could possibly need to keep your little one happy. Discover the Crafty Pods Ultimate Guide to Kids Holiday Essentials.

Clothing & Toiletries, Including Spares

The first thing you will think about when forming your list of things to pack for your kids' holiday is clothes and toiletries. A top tip that you may have worked out now as a parent is to bring spares of most things, just in case any accidents occur. 

It is also important to remember toiletries for your kids, items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and shower gel/shampoo etc. Remember, if your child uses a particular brand of child-friendly shampoo (for example) your accommodation is likely to only have a regular version, so don’t forget to bring some with you.

It would also be wise to pack a small first-aid kit with your toiletries. You never know what mishaps your little ones might get up to as their curiosity gets the better of them.

Key Clothing Essentials for Your Holiday

  • Towel Poncho - These are great to take with you to the beach.
  • Sun hats with rear flaps - When out in the sun all day, the rear flap adds much-needed protection.
  • Easy Shoes - These will prevent any tears when sand inevitably sneaks into their socks!
  • Rash vests - Essential if your little one will want to play in the sea waves.

And of course, the most important item to ensure you remember to take with you (or buy when you’re there) is suncream.

Keep them Entertained on Holiday with Crafty Pods

There will be times during your holiday when you will have to keep your child entertained when you desperately want to relax, and the best way to do that is with a Crafty Pods play-mat. The beauty of having a Crafty Pod to hand when on holiday is if there is a moment you want to kick your feet up while your little one still requires entertaining, simply unfold one of our pop-up pods.

Thanks to each pod being quickly-collapsible, they are easy to pack in your bag to take with you and pop up when the opportunity arises. Available in small, medium and large sizes means there is always a Crafty Pod to suit the occasion.

Be careful not to doze off or leave them unattended when your little one is playing their Crafty Pod while at the beach or hotel. Make sure you’re still with your child while they play.

Outdoor Activity Ideas for Crafty Pods

On a busy beach, it can sometimes be difficult to stay on top of everything. A great way to reduce the number of things that could cause stress is by bringing the activities of the beach to your pod. Why not fill it with sand so they can build their own castles in a safe space? Or why not fill it with water, along with our messy mats, and let them play with their ocean toys, like sharks, whales and boats? The possibilities are endless! 

Keep Some Essentials in a Carry-on Bag

If you’re travelling abroad by plane, it is important to remember that most airlines will only allow a specific size of bag to be stored in the overhead compartment. With this in mind, make sure you take advantage of this space. Be sure to keep items such as wet wipes, tissues and nappies (if at that age). This will save any stress when they come to be required.

Discover a Kids’ Holiday Essential at Crafty Pods

Our Crafty Pods are designed to make playtime as easy and mess-free as possible, making them the perfect accessory to bring on your holiday. Contain any mess your child may make in one of our pods with a messy mat.

If you have any questions about our pods, please feel free to get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. In the meantime, please consult our FAQ section.

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