Holiday Packing: The kids checklist

Packing your kid’s case can be chaotic, but by penning a helpful holiday list in advance can make the whole chore seem child’s play. Limit the list down to the essentials and follow our top travel tips below.

Shelter sensitive skin from the sun

From sun lotions to sun hats, we’ve got your kid’s summer safety covered.

Be careful and cover them up…

Sun cream  – protect young skin from sore sunburn with a strong SPF. Nivea Sun Children’s lotion is highly water-resistant so won’t get slippery after splashing in the sea. And for quick coverage it even comes in a simple-to-apply spray for lively little ones who won’t stay still!

Sun safe swimsuit – A practical pick for protecting your kids, sun safe swimsuits are made from a special fabric that shields against unkind UV rays. They feature sleeves and legs in a slightly longer length for additional coverage. Your little one will really make a splash in our cute character cozzies like Minnie Mouse and Thomas the Tank – the perfect way to get stubborn youngsters on board with covering up!

Sun Hats – Kids aren’t shade seekers, so pop on a sun cap for portable protection and shade like these boys fashionable fisherman hats and this girl’s cute crocheted cap. Very also offer some fun sun safe swimming hats to hide heads from the strong sun!

Sunglasses – Stylish sunnies aren’t just an accessory, they shield eyes from sharp sunlight. Go for summer sparkle with these girls pink diamante sunglasses, or aviator style for adventurous boys.

Pack plenty of shorts and vests


Kids can get mucky. Dribbling drinks or ice cream down their tops or looking as though they’ve showered in sand are all possible summer scenarios. Be prepared and pack plenty of vests and shorts for quick changes. These multipacks from Ladybird, Demo and Freespirit are handy holiday staples and can also be mixed and matched for some fashion fun!

Pick smart yet cool evening wear

kids-smart-summer-wear 2Hot holiday evenings make dressing your child difficult. Swerve the outfits that will make them sticky and sweaty and go for strappy sundresses, cool chinos and short sleeved shirts for smarter summer nights.

Sensible summer shoes

kids-summer-shoes 2Jelly sandals are perfect for playing poolside thanks to their water-friendly material, and they even protect feet from sharp stones and shingle while at the beach. Boys trekker sandals offer cushioning, a cool airy design and a sturdy sole making them great summer staples for active adventures along the seashore.

 Spare swimsuits

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Kids will spend the majority of their holiday paddling in pools and swimming in the sea, so be shore to have plenty of spare swimsuits. Buying a couple of costumes can be costly, that’s where multipacks come into the holiday picture. But before you dive into the cheapest kids clothing shop you can find, value packs don’t have to mean budget prices and bad quality! Very offer a wide range of great value sets that will last season after season. And in splashes of bright colours and patterns, your little ones will be jumping in the pool with joy.

Cover-ups for chilly days

kids-coverups 1We can’t always rely on warm weather, so be equipped for the elements with a light layer. A cute cardi or hip hoodie are always practical, and remember to pack a parka to shelter from those sudden summertime showers!

Shop our kids summer selection for more brilliant buys!

Have a Very happy holiday, love Very_Gemma xxx

4th July 2014
Written by Very_Gemma