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Autumn Half Term Holiday in Caravan Park - Packing list and meal ideas?

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GoldenPeppermintCreams Mon 08-Oct-12 17:09:31

Haven't been on one of these since I was a child, so a newbie at this. Does anyone happen to have a list of things to pack? And meal suggestions.

We will be taking our own linen.

ChippyMinton Mon 08-Oct-12 17:18:45

My list:

bed linen
spare pillows
bath mat
wash kit

swimming costumes, towels etc

washing up liquid
dettol spray
kitchen towel
tea towels
brush or sponge
tinfoil (to line grill pan)


Don't rely on the oven being any good, and usually smaller than domestic cooker. Quick & easy is the way to go:
Cottage pie to reheat on arrival, peas, ketchup.
Stuffed pasta and fresh sauce
Meatballs and rice
Takeaway fish & chips

hot chocolate
spreads -marmite, jam, peanut butter

ChippyMinton Mon 08-Oct-12 17:19:37

slippers/thick socks (floor will be freezing)


GoldenPeppermintCreams Mon 08-Oct-12 18:09:11

Oooh thank you. Forgot about matches, and a few other things.

Cee3008 Tue 09-Oct-12 19:13:08

A torch - the sites can be really dimly lit

Rainy Day activites:
Board games

Stir fry
English breakfast - but have it for dinner!
Chunky soup with fun things for all the family to 'dunk' - veggies, bread, breadsticks, potato wedges - fun family time meal!

Warm clothes - the heating can be a bit wimpy!

StinkyGOLDfeet Tue 09-Oct-12 19:17:55

loo roll

Doshusallie Tue 09-Oct-12 19:24:54

We did Haven 2 years ago, me and BF plus 4 boys ageing from 2 to 6. What were thinking? grin

I took a laptop so 2 youngest could watch 1 DVD, 2 oldest could watch another.

We took lots of wine.

Took their scooters.

Take 2 sets of swimmers and towels so you can use the swimming pool complex more than once without having to do any washing.

It will be Halloween, so we took games to play (a bucket plus apples to do dunking, extra loo roll to play dressing up as mummies, face paints etc). Take halloween dress up outfits too, as the parks often do a fancy dress event.

Take extra loo roll anyway.

Take a bath mat, a drying up cloth or two, a cloth for the sink, a hand towel for the bathroom

Bake a fruit cake and a banana bread for snacks

We also took pens, colouring books etc

Have fun. We go to Butlins each October half term now, and packing has stayed essentially as above!

GoldenPeppermintCreams Wed 10-Oct-12 10:33:32

My list is getting bigger. Hope it will all fit into my vauxhall corsa! Thanks.

cestlavielife Wed 10-Oct-12 16:26:33

warm clothes. is it heated?

GoldenPeppermintCreams Sat 13-Oct-12 10:25:26

It's a budget busting The Sun £9.50 caravan. It has one fire in the living area. Warm clothes, extra blankets, and hot water bottles are on the list.

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