Packing for an adventure weekend away with kids

Packing for an adventure weekend away with kids

Planning an adventure-filled weekend away with your little ones is an exciting prospect. Whether you're heading to the countryside, exploring a new city, or embarking on a camping trip, packing efficiently is key to ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience for the whole family. In this article, we'll guide you through the essentials you need to pack for a memorable weekend away with your kids. So, grab your suitcase, get ready for an adventure, and let's start packing!


When it comes to packing clothes for your weekend away, think of practicality and versatility. Consider the weather forecast and pack accordingly. Here are the essentials to include:

  • Comfortable clothes - Pack a mix of t-shirts, trousers, leggings, and shorts, depending on the season and destination. Opt for breathable fabrics that allow freedom of movement.
  • Layers - Don't forget to pack lightweight sweaters or hoodies for cooler evenings or unexpected temperature changes. Layering ensures your kids stay comfortable throughout the day.
  • Waterproofs - Wherever you go, you may experience bad weather so pack waterproof all-in-ones for the little ones.
  • Swimwear - If you're headed to a destination with water activities, pack swimsuits or trunks for the kids. Even if there's no swimming planned, having swimwear handy can come in handy for impromptu water play or a visit to the local pool.
  • Nightwear - Remember to pack pyjamas or comfortable sleepwear for peaceful nights away from home.


The right footwear is essential for a successful adventure weekend. Consider the activities you have planned and pack accordingly:

  • Sturdy walking shoes - If you're heading for nature hikes or long walks, ensure your kids have comfortable, closed-toe shoes that provide support and grip.
  • Sandals - Pack a pair of sandals for warmer days or trips to the beach. Look for styles that are easy to slip on and off.
  • Spare shoes - It's always a good idea to pack an extra pair of shoes, especially if you're planning activities that might get the kids wet or muddy.


In addition to clothing and footwear, here are some essentials you shouldn't forget:

  • Snacks and drinks - Keep your little ones fueled and hydrated during the journey by packing their favourite snacks and water bottles. This will save you from frequent stops and keep hunger tantrums at bay.
  • Medications and first aid - If your child requires specific medications, ensure you pack enough for the duration of your trip. It's also wise to carry a basic first aid kit with essentials like band-aids, antiseptic cream, and pain relievers.
  • Entertainment - Long journeys can be tiring for kids, so pack some entertainment options such as books, colouring books, puzzles, or portable games to keep them occupied.
  • Travel documents - Don't forget important documents such as passports, identification cards, booking confirmations, and any necessary travel permits or visas.

Packing for a weekend away with the kids at DUNK Waterproofs

A well-packed suitcase is a foundation for a successful adventure weekend away with your kids. By carefully selecting clothing, appropriate footwear, and essential items, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for the whole family. Remember, the key is to pack smart, be prepared, and focus on creating lasting memories with your little adventurers. So, double-check your checklist, gather the essentials, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend away with your loved ones!

While out and about, you can prevent mud from getting all over your kid’s lovely clothes with camouflage waterproofs, animal print waterproofs, and many more designs. You can even stay dry with our range of adult waterproofs!

If you want to get in touch with DUNK, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about our fantastic range of waterproofs.
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