What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

Figuring out what to pack for a caravan holiday in the UK can be a difficult task with the varying weather conditions we often get! Even in the summer months you could have gorgeous sunshine, warm, bright evenings and scorchers at the beach, or you could have cold temperatures, downpours of rain and chilly nights! You might even get both! Depending on the weather, your activities may change, so making sure you have all the right clothing, essentials and gear for your activities will ensure you make the most out of your precious time away. 

Whether you’re heading to the picturesque Scottish Highlands, the charming countryside of Wales, or the stunning coastline of Cornwall, having the right essentials packed can make all the difference. We’ve tried our best to list all of the essentials you may need on your next caravan holiday, with a few product recommendations along the way! 

For The Kitchen

Caravan Kitchen Essentials

If you’re a regular tourer, your kitchen may well already be stocked with everything you’ll need, but if you haven’t travelled in a while, or it’s your first time, you’ll need to stock up with some kitchen basics. 

You’ll thank us for reminding you of the following:

  • Bin bags
  • Washing-up bits: cloth/sponge, washing-up liquid and hand wash
  • Tea towels
  • Oven gloves
  • Kitchen roll
  • Kitchen foil or clingfilm to wrap and store food
  • Plastic plates, cups and cutlery if you have young children and don’t want things getting broken
  • Tupperware
  • Sharp knives 
Cooking in a caravan. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

Caravan Kitchen Accessories

If you’re in need of some kitchenware and utilities, or want to upgrade what you currently have, take a look at some of our recommendations:

View the rest of our kitchenware.

Caravan Kitchen Accessories. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

Caravan Kitchen Cupboard Supplies

You aren’t going to want to purchase the following items every time you do a food shop to go adventuring, so here’s some food and drink staples to stock in your caravan for the long term:

  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • Squash
  • Salt & pepper
  • Condiments (make sure to bring these into your fridge at home when you’re no longer using your caravan)
  • Cooking oil
  • Your favourite tasty treats (for you, the kids and maybe even the dog)
Tea and coffee. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For The Bathroom

Caravan Bathroom Essentials

Ensuring your bathroom is full of all the essentials is important for when you’ve had a long day at the beach, or traveling around, and you’re looking forward to a nice, relaxing shower.

  • Hand soap
  • Towels and a bathmat
  • Cosmetics and toiletries (listed below)
  • Toilet rolls
  • Hairdryer
  • SPF 30 (or higher sunscreen) – a waterproof sunscreen is better, even if you are not swimming, as it protects you better if you sweat
Caravan bathroom essentials. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

Toiletries to remember

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Soap for the shower
  • Face wash
  • Moisturiser
  • Sun cream
  • Plasters
  • Painkillers
Toiletries. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For The Wardrobe

Clothing is obviously a personal preference, and also depends on the location you’re traveling to and what you’re expecting the weather to be like. We’ve compiled a suggestion of clothing items and other essentials to bring with you to be as prepared as possible. For the adults, we’re talking jeans, t-shirts and cosy jumpers through the winter months and shorts, tops and summer dresses when it’s warmer.

  • Pants and socks
  • PJs
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Jumpers
  • Jeans
  • Coat
  • Hat (either a wooly hat or a sun hat)
  • Swimming costumes
  • Outdoor clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Nightwear
  • Cosy night clothes like a hoodie, fleece onesies or dressing gown if it’s going to be cold
  • A light jacket or cardigan
  • A warm coat incase it’s cold
  • A waterproof
Pile of folded clothes. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday


  • Trainers for everyday wear
  • Smarter pair of shoes for days/ evenings out
  • Comfy walking shoes or boots
  • Sandals or flip flops for the beach, swimming pool or when it’s hot
  • Slippers for cosy evenings
  • Wellies
Selection of shoes. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For The Pool Or Beach

If you’re planning on spending some time at the beach or by the pool, especially if you have the kids with you, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared so you can fully enjoy the day. Don’t forget to bring (if you require them):

  • Swimwear
  • Goggles, armbands, inflatables
  • Swimming towels or microfibre beach towels (these fold up small so they’re not too bulky to carry)
  • Floats and swimming nappies for little ones
  • A spare bag for your wet clothes
  • Beach chairs
  • Big picnic mat
  • Changing robes if you plan to swim 
  • Wetsuits
  • Cool box or a cooler backpack for drinks and snacks 
  • Small portable BBQ
  • Umbrella
  • Beach tent
  • Buckets and spades
  • Water bottles
Sunset on a beach. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For The Activities

If you’re planning on being adventurous on your holiday, then you may need a few extra bits to keep you active! Here are some suggestions:

  • Sturdy pair of trainers
  • Walking socks 
  • Clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and are suitable for the conditions outside
  • Sports clothing
  • Hair ties
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Planning on spending some time in the sea? Bring your life jacket, kayak or paddleboard
  • Planning on going fishing? Remember all your equipment, and rod licence
  • Planning on playing golf? Remember your clubs and a sun visor/ golf hat
  • Bikes or scooters
  • Cricket set
  • Football
  • Bats and ball
A man hiking in a forest. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For Your Entertainment

For those rainier days and cosy nights in, or even the days sat relaxing in the sunshine, don’t forget to bring some entertainment:

  • Electrical devices such as iPads for playing music and games
  • Chargers for all your electrical devices 
  • Board games
  • Toys
  • DVDs or downloads onto laptop in advance 
  • Leads and adaptors needed to connect laptop or games console to the TV
  • Books
  • Playing cards
  • Gaming console 

If you don’t have a TV in your caravan and you’d like to invest, check out the range of TVs and WiFi systems available at Webbs Outdoors. 

A child playing on their device. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

Accessories for Awnings and Your Outdoor Camp

You may have an awning to protect the outdoor area of your camp from rain, strong winds or scorching sunshine, or you might just want to make the most of the space around your caravan whilst the sun’s out. Here are some accessories that would enhance your experience:


If you’re considering investing in an awning, or would like to upgrade your current one, we have a range of awnings for sale at Webbs Outdoors

Caravan awnings at Webbs Outdoors. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For The Dog

If you’re bringing the family dog along for the ride, it’s important to make sure they have everything they’ll need, especially if you’re expecting warmer weather. Bringing your dog on trips with you guarantees so many special memories, to make sure you’re prepared as best you can be, check out our blog about taking your dog with you.

  • Dog towels 
  • Dog blanket
  • Dog brush
  • Poo bags
  • Bowls – water and food, transportable water bowl too
  • Food
  • Treats
  • Dog bed
  • Dog lead, collar and tag (bring a spare lead if you have one, just in case)
  • Toys – tennis ball
A dog jumping in the sea. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

For The Extras

Here’s a few extra essentials you might also need: 

  • Small backpack for days out
  • Pushchair for babies or toddlers
  • A night light if your children don’t like dark rooms
A person running with a pushchair. What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

Wherever you’re heading off to on your next trip, you’re bound to have the best time visiting new or familiar places, rain or sunshine, if you go prepared . We hope our packing checklist helps take the stress out of your preparations and reminds you of a few things you might have forgotten! 

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What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

What To Pack For A Caravan Holiday

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