What can you not bare to leave behind when holidaying in the UK? I think everyone’s holiday essentials are fairly similar – pants, socks, a few outfits and an iPad (if you’re travelling with kids! and a million more things if you’re travelling with a baby or toddler) – but when you add the beautiful words “in the UK” all of a sudden the must-haves can include everything from your favourite plant to the kitchen sink. Literally. It is hugely subjective!
As we’re on a UK holiday to the Peak District as we speak (at a little place called Pickle Cottage!!) it seemed the perfect time to analyse when we’ve packed and share a few of my personal UK holiday essentials!
UK Holiday Essentials – What I can’t bare to leave behind
1. The Organic Veg Bag
And any other perishables for that matter – nothing needs to go to waste while you’re away. But I do really love our veg bag!
2. Ingredients for pancakes
We’re big fans of pancakes. No weekend would be complete without a few of my 4 ingredient easy pancakes. Plus, Reuben is notorious for getting even fussier on holiday, so this is my go to for making sure he at least gets a bit of protein even if it is hidden in something sweet!
3. A Juicer (or at the very least a stick blender!)
I love a green juice, especially after a few days of over indulging on holiday! Unfortunately I think Mike would have kicked me out the car if I insisted on bringing the juicer, so I compromised with a stick blender (which will also come in handy for pancakes!).
4. Wellies and walking boots
For wholesome family fun outdoors and to take in some of the beautiful British landscape!
5. Loads of toys and books!
With all that extra space in the car, we were able to stock up on more toys and books to make the cottage a home from home!
6. Decent coats
This is a ‘wish I had’…I have a lovely coat but it’s a bit big for enjoying a good walk, so I had to borrow Mike’s coat!
7. A Camera
To capture precious moments like this…racing with daddy!
8. Sunday Best
I’m all for packing light but you’ve got to have your sunday best for a wee walk down to the pub for Sunday lunch when you’re in the countryside!
9. Toddler Carrier
I mentioned earlier in the week that we really needed one of these and since then the owner of our cottage actually found one for us – hurrah! And we had a lovely walk today thanks to it. This would definitely make the holiday essentials list in the future.
10. My family!
On this occasion I’m so happy that my parents, my younger brother and their 2 dopey (massive) dogs could come too!! The ultimate of the holiday essentials.
That’s my top 10 UK holiday essentials!
What are your Holiday Essentials? What could you not bare to be without on a UK holiday?!
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