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Caravanning: The Ultimate Checklist

Caravanning: The Ultimate Checklist

If you fancy getting away for a while after the craziness of Christmas, we don’t blame you. The festive season is a fun time of the year but it is also one which is full of stress, arguments and a lot of money being spent. That’s why a caravan trip could be the ideal way to start off 2019 with a bang.

Caravanning is a great way to spend some time away from the stresses of life and it will allow you to enjoy some quality time with the people you love. You can either rent a caravan for a week or but one yourself using this handy financing here, and the possibilities for your trip will be endless. Once you are planning your trip, there will be lots of things you’ll want to make sure you bring with you on the journey.


The first port of call when it comes to your caravan is the comfort factor. Caravanning is similar to camping but the difference is that you will have a real bed to sleep in at night, and this means you need to think of comforts. Here are some of the things you’ll want to pack for the general comfort in the caravan:

  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Bath towels
  • Bath mat
  • Linen

Once you have all of this stuff packed up we can move onto food.

Food and cooking

As you will likely know, a caravan is a self catering vehicle and this means it will have some of the essential appliances you need such as an oven and a microwave for cooking food. This means you will need to stock the kitchen up with all of the tools and utensils you think you will need as well as make sure you have plenty of canned goods at the ready.

  • Plates, bowls and mugs
  • Tupperware
  • Cutlery
  • Cooking knives
  • Oven gloves and tea towels
  • Utensils: tongues, spatula, fish slice, pizza slice etc…
  • Glasswear
  • Pots and pans
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cutting board
  • Washing up soap and sponges

Barbecue and outdoor essentials

If you are planning to sit outside in an awning during your stay and you want to enjoy a barbecue or two, here are just some of the things you will need to bring.

  • Awning
  • Tarpaulin
  • Disposable barbecue
  • Fire lighters
  • Matches
  • Skewers
  • Marinades and sauces
  • Folding chairs
  • Table
  • Cooler box

If you have all of this handy you can always choose a sunny day to chill out by the caravan for the afternoon and enjoy some lovely food and drink with your family.


Of course, no caravanning trip would be complete without some games and entertainment to keep you all happy during the holiday. Think about thing such as different board games for you to play as a family as well as a pair of wireless speakers to provide you with music. Most caravans will have a TV so you can see if they have a DVD slot and bring along some of your favourite flicks. It might also be a good idea to bring some books or art supplies if that’s your hobby because it will be a great way to relax.

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