Get the family ready for summer with our must-have holiday essentials

Family Fun:
George’s Favourite Holiday Essentials

The school summer holidays bring plenty of opportunities for you and your kids to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But, knowing what to pack for a summer full of fun can be tricky!

Whether you’re a family of campers or swimming and sunning enthusiasts, our budget-friendly holiday essentials will have you ready for action in no time. Featuring holiday clothes and staycation suggestions, as well as swimwear and tents, check out our top picks below!

Camping Trips

Children with an adventurous spirit will be over the moon at the suggestion of a family camping trip. From cooking a BBQ breakfast to roasting marshmallows and going for walks, there’s lots for kids and adults alike to look forward to. Even so, the number one thing to remember when you’re camping is to prepare a cosy sleeping space.

To give your tent that super-snug feeling, we recommend filling it with comfy cushions and throws. Not only will this set-up make the whole experience seem extra special, but it’ll help you feel rested and ready for a day filled with activities.

Adventuring? This blue tent is perfect for a night spent sleeping under the stars

Get set for the beach or pool with our colourful beach towels

Beach Days

Whether you’re heading to sunnier shores or taking a trip to your local beach, it’s a good idea to plan your beach bag packing list. After all, you don’t want to arrive only to have forgotten your swimwear!

Alongside the all-important bikini and swim shorts, other essential items to pack include sun cream, beach towels and your favourite book.

To make the most of your day, you can also prepare sandwiches and snacks in advance. As well as saving you money, this trick will ensure your little ones have enough energy for all the swimming and beach games.


Featuring all the comforts of home with none of the fuss of travelling, staycations are becoming more and more popular each year. If you’re planning a staycation for you and your family, you’re going to need some summer essentials to give your space that holiday feeling.

As well as transforming your garden with garden furniture, you can also fill up a paddling pool for little ones to play in. Ideal for helping them cool off from the sun, a paddling pool is a simple way to add an island atmosphere to your home.

Transform your garden with a stylish sofa set

Designed with all-over florals, this dress features a Bardot neckline and front split

Your Holiday

However you and your family choose to celebrate the school summer holidays, you’re going to want to look your best while you do it, but if you think that updating your wardrobe is going to be as costly as it is time-consuming, think again.

From summer dresses and jumpsuits to cargo shorts and outfits for kids, we have plenty of affordable (and fashionable!) items to give your holiday clothes a new season update.

For extra style points, you could even step out in matching mini me outfits!

Still searching for the perfect seasonal footwear? Check out our summer shoes for women, men, boys and girls, including stylish sliders, supportive sandals and flip-flops.