What should you pack for your next budget-friendly UK holiday?
Planning a holiday can often be an expensive experience, but it doesn’t have to be…
To make things cheaper, you could look into exploring the beauty of the UK and embark on a selection of cheap UK breaks.
One of the most important parts of setting off on holiday is packing, so here’s a quick guide to help you plan what to bring along, so you don’t have to fork out on expenses while you’re away…
1. Essential clothing
Comfortable clothes: Take into account the UK weather at the time you plan to set off, especially as it can be temperamental, so make sure to bring a selection of waterproof items. Remember to bring clothes that you can layer up too, so you have options whether it gets hot or cold – t-shirts, jeans, and light sweaters are a good starting point. It’s also a good idea to take into account the activities you’ll be doing whilst away – will you need walking gear, for example?
Sturdy footwear: As well as clothing, it’s important to bring comfortable footwear that’s also sturdy. If you have lots of outdoor adventure plans, remember to bring hiking or Wellington boots.
Swimwear: Whilst you’re away, there are plenty of options for indoor swimming or bathing in a hot tub, so if you’re planning on using these facilities, you’ll want to bring swimming gear. Swimming trunks, bikinis, goggles, and extra towels are some essentials you might need.
2. Personal care
Medication: Something vital that may be forgotten is any prescription medicines or everyday vitamins you usually take. This will ensure you don’t have to spend more whilst you’re away, as medication can often be expensive. With everyday vitamins, it also ensures you’re energised and ready for plenty of adventure days. Alongside these things, bring a mini first-aid kit for any minor emergencies, so you’re prepared for anything.
Toiletries: Essential toiletries include the likes of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and shower gel – however, bar soap is often cheaper and lasts longer if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option. Also, remember to bring shampoo and conditioner, as these may not be provided.
Bed linens and towels: Packing these items depends on your chosen holiday park and accommodation. Make sure you double-check what’s included within your chosen holiday home so that you prevent bringing duplicates and therefore save money along the way.
3. Self-catering essentials
Long-life food: If you’re opting for a self-catering accommodation option, bringing along long-life food can help to cut costs. Taking tinned food and long-life milk to your holiday home, for example, means you can leave any unused food in your accommodation for your next holiday – further saving on costs.
Snacks: Bringing along your favourite snacks can create a sense of comfort whilst you’re away, but it also means that you have snacking options between meals. It can help you save money so you don’t have to buy as much whilst you’re away and serves as a convenient bite to eat.
Basic kitchen supplies: Always check before you embark on your next holiday park getaway to see what’s in your accommodation already, but there may be certain kitchen supplies that you want to bring along – saving you money on having to buy when you get there.
Of course, there are other essentials that you might need to bring along, but here’s a good start on how to plan for your next budget-friendly holiday!