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Holiday packing for a family can be stressful. So much to remember, so little space to fit everything in.

We’re here to save you time and hassle with The Ultimate Holiday Checklist, a HUGE list of everything you need to think about when it comes to packing for your family holiday.

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family-holiday-cheklistThe Ultimate Holiday Checklist

Early planning stages

Booked flight
Booked hotel
Booked car hire
Booked airport parking
Bought travel insurance
Bought car hire excess insurance
Booked airport transfer
Passports valid
Need visa
Ordered prescription medicines
Got EHIC for Europe (health insurance card)
Checked immunisation needs
Arranged pet sitter/plant-waterer
Cancelled deliveries eg milk, newspaper
Mobile: checked roaming fees
Ordered foreign currency

Things to pack

Passports
Currency
Driving license
Train or coach tickets
Flight details/boarding pass
Hotel reservation details
Car hire details
Sun cream
Insect repellent
First Aid kit (plasters)
Travel sickness tablets
Wipes
Ear plugs
Shampoo
Shaving kit
Cotton buds
Tampons
Contact lenses and solution
Glasses
Towels
Goggles
Snorkel
Arm bands and pool toys
Kids entertainment
Devices (Kindle, iPad etc)
Travel adapters
Travel wash
Camera
Camera batteries
Prescriptions
Tickets for any attractions/events
Book or magazine
Paper and pen
Torch
Travel iron
Kids’ cutlery
Nappies, nappy sacks, swim nappies
Travel cot
Bib
Dummy
Bottles
Booster seat
Baby monitor
Pushchair
Travel pillow
Hairbrush
Mirror
Hair straighteners
Fan
Bottle opener
Sewing kit
Waterproof money bag
Medical details in case of emergency
Food and drink for journey
Hand luggage

Clothes & Accessories

T-shirts
Shirts/tops
Shorts
Trousers
Jeans
Skirts
Dress
Jumper
Hoodie
Sweatshirt
Bras
Pants
Socks (inc trainer socks)
Tights
Stockings
Swimwear
Sarong
Sun hats
Sunglasses
Bags
Suit
Pyjamas
Dressing gown
Flip flops
Slippers
Shoes
Sandals
Trainers
Walking boots
Coats
Waterproofs
Thermal underwear
Ski-wear
Belt

Just before you go

Got maps and directions
Researched things to do/events
Researched nearest shops/eateries
Unplugged appliances – TV, kettle, iron!
Considered storing valuables elsewhere
Considered any bills due
Put bins out
Locked windows
Adjusted heating
Turned alarms off
Considered turning water off
Turned on timer lights
Locked outhouses, shed, garage
Left emergency contact details and spare keys with neighbour/friend/family
Put contact details on all luggage
Uploaded back-up of docs to online storage (eg Google Drive, OneDrive)
Checked luggage weights and bag sizes
Decided hand luggage
Confirmed flight times

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Emergency telephone numbers

Credit card:
Bank card:
Travel insurance:

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