Things to pack for your campervan holiday

When it comes to campervan holidays there is quite possibly no worse feeling than when you realise you have left something at home, whether it was a wash bag, phone, or charger. It will also cause an issue on your trip. 

No matter what it may be, we are certain you thought it would never happen again after the last time. So what can you do about it? Turn back? we don’t think so, knowing you’re already halfway through your journey is enough to make your stomach twist. Even when it feels like you have checked and checked again, there will always be something that has slipped your mind. So to ensure you have everything, we have assembled a guide which will inform you on all the must haves for your next trip away.

Whether you’re planning on travelling through Europe or taking a dive in rich British history sheltered by an umbrella, we are certain this list has got you covered from any problems and weather that you may face.

1. Bedding 

Although a lot of life in a campervan is on the road, it’s certain a great deal of your time away will be consumed with life on a campsite, so to ensure your adventure away isn’t marked with any negativity then you will want to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. So what’s the best way to do this? Check all your bedding is packed. This means the following day can be full of adventure.

This includes: 

  • Pillows 
  • Duvets
  • Sleeping bags 


2. Clothes 

Having appropriate clothes and footwear is essential to a relaxed trip away. The last thing you want is to be faced with pouring rain when you have only packed for summer weather. Or alternatively the sun suddenly begins pouring light onto your thick winter coat and umbrella. Regardless of the sticky situation you may be in, you want to ensure you have packed at least two items that can battle any weather condition. 

This list involves: 

  • Hoodies
  • Scarfs, hats & gloves 
  • Boots
  • Coats
  • Sun hats & glasses
  • Flip flops & sandals
  • Swimsuits  


3. Food 

We would say some of the most enjoyable times in a campervan is spent in the kitchen, cooking up a meal shining with character; but what’s a meal with no ingredients? After a long journey or a roaring adventure, one of the most rewarding gifts is having the ability to dish out a flavourful meal before unwinding. Whilst there are most likely shops near where you are planning on staying it is always useful to pack some of the essentials. 

We suggest packing for your trip away: 

  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Snacks 


4. Towels & toiletries 

Although a lot of perspectives on camping life are filled with mud, dirt and filth, we are here to inform you that it doesn’t have to be this way and by ensuring you have packed your basic toiletries, we are almost certain your trip away will be consumed with the exact opposite of this, glamour and cleanliness. We know, nothing beats being blanketed by a warm towel after a hot shower. Which is why we have compiled a list with essentials.

These toiletries include:

  • Towels
  • Sun cream
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Shampoo and conditioner


5. Entertainment 

Whilst a campervan holiday will mainly include action packed activities and days out exploring, there may be times where you have nothing planned. It is important that you are prepared with entertainment for everyone, even when you are stuck indoors. So we have compiled a list that we are certain will lift everyone’s mood.

This list involves: 

  • Board games
  • Bikes & scooters
  • Electronics
  • Books & Magazines
  • Cards
  • Paper and pens
  • Paints 

At California Campers we have a brand new fleet of campervans waiting to be taken on an adventure, whether it is a long weekend away or a week full of exploring. Plus with our list of things to pack you can guarantee to have an unforgettable experience without forgetting any necessities. View our campervans today or contact us today for more.

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