Updated: Jul 22
The Ultimate Staycation Holiday Packing Checklist
Whether you’ve opted to book a long weekend or a few weeks in Wales. We’ve put together a handy holiday luggage checklist for you to follow.
One of the reasons that Wales is a popular destination, is that it offers such a diverse range of sights, a variety of activities and many stunning landmarks.
As such, it can sometimes be a little overwhelming when thinking about what’s crucial (especially if you have little ones to pack for too!)
How Seaborne House takes some of the pressure off packing
The great thing about staying at our luxury holiday cottage is that you have plenty of access to amenities like a washing machine, tumble dryer and even a wetsuit hanging space for those beach trips!
We’ve also made sure to include everything that you might need to have a great Welsh holiday.
From good quality sharp knives to cook for your family, dishwashers and coffee machines for those early wake-up calls!
What to pack for your self-catering holiday in Wales
Not all holiday lets are created equally, so whilst we provide white fluffy bath towels, professionally laundered bed linen and hand towels as standard, other holiday lets may not.
It’s always best to err on the side of caution and pack something that isn’t needed. This is why our holiday packing list covers many things that we provide as standard.
Clothes to pack for your holiday
Comfortable walking shoes to enjoy the local walks
Enough spare clothes to make sure you won’t run out
Something light and airy for warmer days
Warmer clothes to cosy up in the evening, or for those blustery days at the coast
Coats to keep you warm and dry (it’s a good idea to pack something thin and light and something more heavy-duty!)
Plenty of spare pairs of socks!
Flip flops or sandals (great for the beach or hot weather)
Slippers and a dressing gown
Pyjamas that suit cold weather and some that suit hot weather
Beach holiday essentials
Beach towels (Seaborne can provide these)
Spare swimming trunks
Armbands for the little ones
Bucket and spades
Wellies for wet beach days
Weather-specific items you might need on holiday
Sun cream! Always very important.
Sun hats and sunglasses
Umbrellas and waterproofs
Wellies for splashing in the rain
A warm hat and gloves for when it gets colder
Toiletries to pack for your Welsh staycation
Hand towels and bath towels
Shower gels, soaps and shampoos
Deodorant and aftershaves/perfumes
Loo roll and toilet roll for the kitchen
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Hair products, hairbrushes and hair styling equipment
Make-up (if you like to wear it)
Other Essentials Holiday Packing Items
Phone and other device chargers
Guide books and maps to explore the areas
A small first aid kit for when you’re out on walks
Lunch boxes for enjoying lunches on the go
Cool bags and ice blocks to keep food chilled
Any medicines you might need while away from home
A dirty washing bag to identify which clothes have been worn and which clothes haven’t
Money, wallets, vouchers or bank cards
Hand sanitisers or antibacterial wipes
A reusable water bottle
Holiday items to pack for babies/toddlers or young children
Toilet seats or potties suitable for little ones
High chairs to make feeding times easier
A cot if your holiday let doesn’t provide it
Steps to make sure they can reach things like the sink to wash their hands
Soft toys or teddies
Any night lights to help them sleep
Baby wipes, nappies and a changing matt
Plenty of entertainment
Slippers and a dressing gown for lazy mornings
Any special cutlery or foods/bowls that are needed for food times
A hot water flask or a milk preparation machine
A way to sanitise your bottles
A day bag which can fit all the necessary items you might need on the go
Nice things to have on your UK staycation
Board games for entertainment
Deck of cards for playing with
Films to cosy up at night
Books, newspapers or magazines
A music device like a radio or portable speaker
Snacks that you know you all enjoy
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Hopefully our essentials holiday packing guide was helpful and you’re able to not stress as much about your luggage.
Seaborne House is proud to be a luxurious self catering holiday home which is great for everybody from couples to large families.