Summer holiday essentials for a British (hopefully sunny!) beach holiday!
Heading away over the school hols? Here are some of the essentials we will be taking! Crossing everything for sunshine!
There are various versions on Amazon. I love these for separating clothing items by type, or by family member if you are bag sharing. I have them in a couple of different colours and they are various sized fabric cubes with a net top so you can see what is in them. Makes packing and unpacking so much easier and also easier to find stuff when you are there!
If you are planning to spend quite a bit of time on the beach, as we are and have a toddler who is very fair, a parasol is a must. This beautiful one is from Boho Parasol hut and we have also used it in the garden to create a shady play space.
Hammam towels are quick drying and really light to pack. We love them as our holiday towels, especially as space is always tight! They also look great (if you care about these things!) There are loads of options on Amazon.
Bucket and spade
This gorgeous set (pictured above) is from Kidly and squashes right down for easy packing! The colours are fab as well.
We also love KIDLY jelly shoes. I actually bought the size up as well in case she grows over the summer as we love them so much. They are Velcro fastened, comfortable and Daisy can put them on herself.
Now both £11 each.
because you need to keep your lunch cool! We love this Smiley cool bag from Tiba & Marl keeping you and your food cool!
Mama Designs Beeswax Sandwich wraps
This is our new product and perfect for your packed lunches and picnics for holidays! Also use at home for leftovers! £15 for 3 beeswax wraps.
The Aussie’s know a thing or two about sun care. We are loving this sensitive sun care range from Aussie brand We are Feel Good Inc, available at London lifestyle store TWIIN. Suitable for babies and beyond.
Daisy loves twinning with big sisters costume! These gorgeous leopard sun suit and swimsuits are from Lindex. They also have matching sun hats and boys swim shorts. I love the fact that Daisy’s version covers all of her arms.
Waterproofs for everyone and a big umbrella – because you never know what the weather will do. Mine is from British brand Protected Species. Ideally anything that packs away small as there will likely be 5 in one bag! I will also take wellies for Daisy!
Neoprene Nappy Clutch / Wet Bag
These are great on holiday for sorting out your beach bag, keeping your smaller items in or suntan lotion or even for your wet cossies! We always took one away whether we had a little one or not as they are so useful!
They work as a sheet, light blanket, beach blanket, impromptu sarong or anything else you can think of!
Reusable swim nappies –These are such a great idea. This one is from Baba + Boo in a gorgeous tropical print. £9.95 each
Toys – we always take a few books and toys that can be used in multiple situations. For example the Rosa & Bo stacking dolls work in the bath or on the beach as well as anywhere else. The Teddo Play cards are great as they don’t take up a lot of room. As well as this, Daisy’s favourite doll, some cars and some lego will be coming with us too!