Packing Essentials For A Touring Holiday

13 Feb 2023

If you’re setting off on a static caravan touring holiday, you might be wondering what exactly you need to bring with you. Of course there are essentials, luxuries and things that can be left behind in order to enjoy your time at Maguires Country Parks!

Living on the road in a small, confined space for a number of weeks can put your ability to be minimalistic to the ultimate test, especially when storage is limited. That’s why it’s important to pack sensibly and practically in order to enjoy your touring break hassle-free.

If you’re new to holidaying in a static caravan or have been a few times, it can still feel overwhelming when it comes to packing.

Here is our essentials checklist for your self catering caravan trip at Maguires!

Homeware for touring

When it comes to setting off for a well-deserved caravan holiday, there are some homeware essentials you mustn’t forget. Otherwise, things could get a little awkward!

  • Bath towels and bath mats
  • Oven gloves and tea towels
  • Bedding (you may also want to pack extra covers, blankets and pillows in case you need them!)
  • If necessary, child-friendly crockery and glassware is essential to ensure your little one is catered for

Outdoor touring equipment

Without proper outdoor equipment on your checklist, you wouldn’t be able to embrace outdoor life at our beautiful country parks. Here’s what not to forget!

  • Camping chairs
  • Foldable tables
  • Portable/disposable BBQ (remember utensils, charcoal etc)
  • Windbreaks for the little ones and furry friends!
  • Entertainment

If your touring motorhome doesn’t have a television or speaker system for music, you’ll need to entertain yourself another way. Here are some ideas to keep you and the kids occupied!

  • Camping games
  • Books and magazines
  • Handheld computer games
  • Recipe book to enjoy some baking!

Groceries – food/cleaning essentials

Let’s be honest, nobody goes on holiday to spend their time cooking every night. However, it may not seem realistic to eat out every night or order food in. That’s why it’s vital to pack up some essentials to keep you ticking over.

  • Milk
  • Tea bags, coffee, sugar etc
  • Bread
  • Oil/cooking spray
  • Margarine
  • Condiments
  • Salt and pepper

There are also a few important cleaning products you could do without forgetting!

  • Toilet rolls
  • Kitchen roll
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Washing up liquid
  • Bin bags
  • Hand wash
  • Antibacterial spray or wipes

Necessities for a beach day out

A beach day out is a must when the summer touring months come around, so here’s what to pick to enjoy a day of sun, sea and sand!

  • Beach towels
  • Beach tent or windbreaker
  • Suncream
  • Beach bag
  • Bucket & spades
  • Wet weather gear
  • First aid kit

Book your touring spot with Maguires Country Parks today. Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team who will be happy to help you plan your holiday.

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