Complete Beach Holiday Packing List For Kids

Going on holiday used to be so straightforward- I’d pack a few days before our departure date and wouldn’t worry too much about forgetting something as I could always pick up any necessities at the airport or at our destination.

Of course, all that’s changed now that we are parents and we have to consider every possible scenario whilst we are away- what if they get sick or what if we can’t find the right brand of formula? I know that it can be overwhelming when you’re planning a trip with young children but the more you do it, the easier it gets.

A comprehensive packing list is an absolute must for me and I start the process at least 3-4 weeks before we leave- if anything is missing I still have plenty of time to buy the items without having to rush.

I keep a small notebook where I write an individual packing list for each girl; every holiday is different of course (I wouldn’t have to pack beach essentials for a city break for instance) so each list I make is slightly tweaked according to the requirements of our impending trip.

Packing List:

*Clothes*:

Maya (5)

– 2 travel outfits

– 3 pairs of pyjamas

– 4 pairs of socks

– 14 pairs of underwear

– 8-10 day time dresses (some could be dinner outfits too)

– 3-4 outfits (shorts & t-shirts/vests)

– 2 pairs of sandals (tan & white)

– flip flops

– 5 swimsuits

– cover up

– 2 leggings

– 2 long sleeved tops

– 3 vests

Amaara (2)

– 3 travel outfits

– 3 pairs of pyjamas

– 4 pairs of socks

– 8-10 dresses

– 3-4 outfits

– 2 pairs of sandals (tan & white)

– flip flops

– 5 swimsuits

– swim cover up

– 2 leggings

– 2 long sleeved tops

– 4 vests

Imaani (1)

– 4 travel outfits

– 6-8 sleepsuits

– 10 bodysuits

– 8-10 dresses/outfits

– 5 swimsuits

– swim cover up

– 2 pairs sandals (tan & white)

– 3 warm outfits

*Toiletries*

Maya, Amaara & Imaani

– shampoo

– bodywash

– toothbrush

– toothpaste

– moisturiser

– Andrex wipes

– sun cream

Only Amaara & Imaani:

– pull ups

– nappies

– wipes

– nappy sacks

– swim nappies

– nappy cream

– baby oil

*Miscellaneous*

Maya, Amaara & Imaani

– beach towels

– sunglasses

– sun hats

– snacks for travel

– Neurofen, Calpol & Syringes

– Cough Medicine

– Baby vicks

– tissues

– insect repellent

– antiseptic cream

– saline spray

– ear plugs

– hair ties & bows matched to outfits

– goggles

– plasters

– laundry bags

– thermometer

Only Amaara & Imaani:

– swimming armbands

– formula

– milk bottles

– bottle brush

– travel steriliser

– spoon & bowl

– sippy cups

– muslin cloths

– bibs

– sleeping bag

– spare dummies

*Entertainment*

– books

– activity magazines

– colouring pencils

– card games

Click here for a printable version of this list! I hope that this was useful for some of you and let me know if there’s anything you would add to this list.