Second trip for us. I did a last minute trip at Christmas, just me and the kids (So, Christmas from Daddy). And am now back for the summer. DH here atm, but got 6 weeks after he leaves. Were moving round the UK tho, as our house is rented out. Kids not been phased either. But we have been totally up front about what is happening, and who will be there. Depending on what the shopping is like where you are, consider bringing an empty suitcase to fill. I packed one suitcase, and then put that case in another suitcase. Also had 2 other bags. Hopefully I don't do more shopping than that Enjoy, and consider jumpers and rain coats!!!