These days, most caravans are equipped with a wardrobe and adequate storage spaces. But what to wear when traveling to a caravan park? When going on a caravan holiday, it is important to pack appropriately.
There are several factors to take into account when packing for your holiday.
First of all, always check the weather where you will be staying. This is especially important if you won’t have access to a weather forecast via the internet or local news channel.
Next, check the time of year you will be traveling; some regions only offer seasonal amusement parks, which may have different clothing requirements.
It doesn’t have to be difficult; it’s quite easy. You want to dress for comfort while also looking smart enough, so you appear presentable while meeting other holiday-makers or managers of the site.
A few days of nakedness will make anyone self-conscious and wreck the escapism aspect of the holiday. You’ll feel better overall if you’re wearing a decent outfit.
You will be spending a lot of time in the caravan, so it is important to be comfortable. Here are some tips on what to wear.
Essential Caravan Holiday Packing Items
– The smallest, most comfortable pair of jeans you own that don’t look too worn out from being washed multiple times a day to avoid a laundry situation.
– A couple of T-shirts that suit the season and climate, which you already have in your wardrobe at home.
– Your everyday underwear. No one wants to see your granny pants but pack some just in case they’re needed.
Caravan Holiday Items That Are Nice To Have
– A light jumper or hoodie for chilly nights. Pack light layers. This will allow you to adjust your clothing depending on the temperature.
– Passport. If you’ve booked a static caravan abroad, or taking your caravan abroad then do not forget your passport or any other necessary travel documents.
– Sunscreen, a sunhat and sunglasses for the hot days. The sun can be very strong, especially in the middle of the day. Make sure to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
– A raincoat or poncho for wet weather. Pack a waterproof jacket and pants. Even if it is a hot day, there’s always a chance of rain which can ruin your holiday if you don’t pack appropriate rain gear.
– Comfortable shoes that you can walk in easily. You don’t want sore feet before you’ve even started your holiday, so wear shoes that you’ve already broken in before.
Wear comfortable shoes that have a good grip. You will be walking around outside, so you need a good pair to avoid slipping on the slippery rocks.
– A couple of belts for smartening up outfits and making them work appropriately.
– Pack clothes that can be dressed up or down. You will want to mix and match your outfits so you can go from a day at the beach to a night out without having to change clothes.
– Pack insect repellent. There’s a good chance you will contact mosquitoes and other bugs, so it is important to pack insect repellent to keep them away.
– Towels. Pack two towels, one for the shower area and one for the outdoor area.
– Pack a variety of color-coordinated outfits that complement each other. You can’t go wrong with neutrals like black or blue. You’ll be astonished at how many ensembles you can put together with only a few things if you make sure they all match.
– Choose wrinkle-free clothing that dries quickly and doesn’t require ironing because laundry can be a hassle. Wrinkle-resistant fabrics include lycra, polyester/cotton blends, rayon/lyocell, denim, and knits.
You don’t have to take all these items with you, but pack them in your car before traveling to your caravan park if you prefer to be prepared.
If, however, it’s less hassle not having to worry about packing at home, then buy them when you get to the caravan park.
There’s usually a store on-site where you can buy some last-minute items. Caravan parks are becoming increasingly popular, so you’re sure to find what you need while on holiday.
Things You Don’t Need For A Caravan Holiday
– A suitcase full of clothes. There’s no need to take all your clothes with you as you can not do the laundry.
– A book for the car. If you have a long drive ahead of you, take some music or podcasts to listen to as white noise, so you’re not tempted to read.
If you’re still confused and new to caravanning and going on the caravan holiday for the first time then:
Warm Weather Clothing For Caravan Life
A pair of lightweight fabric and denim shorts
Lycra 3-4 sports shorts or tights
1-2 pairs of jeans or chinos
4-5 tee shirts
5 pairs of underpants and bras/crop tops
2-3 singlet tops
2-3 summer dresses
1 summer blouse or shirt
Sarong or cover-up
Runners, thongs and a pair of sandals
2 pairs of sports socks
Cold Weather Clothing For Caravan Life
A pair of jeans
2 pairs of leggings or tights
A pair of Chinos
2-3 knitted jumpers or cardigan
A raincoat or windbreaker
2 long sleeve tee shirts
2 blouse or shirt
2 winter jacket or puffer vest
5 pairs of underpants and bras/crop tops
Runners, Boots, Ugg boots/Slippers and lace-up shoes
5 pairs of socks
When going on a caravan holiday, it is important to pack the right clothes. You will want to pack clothes that are comfortable and versatile. It’s a good idea to have extra clothing in case of bad weather.
Rainwear is especially important for youngsters, and you may also want to bring something comfy to gear to laze around the trailer after a day of activities or at the beach.
Pack for the occasion; if you intend to do a lot of sightseeing, pack comfortable shoes and clothes that will allow you to explore easily. Bring along swimwear and accessories if you plan to spend most of your time by the pool or the beach.