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Holiday Checklist

Whether you are going on a winter or summer holiday, backpacking or camping, it’s a good idea to make a holiday checklist before you go. We've all been there; you think you have everything packed, you arrive at your destination and realise you've forgotten something. Sometimes this situation can be a minor irritation, for example if you forget your sun glasses. Other times, it can threaten to ruin your entire trip; forgetting your passport would be a disaster. In order to help you pack for your next holiday, Airparks have created this handy holiday checklist.


These are the things that you simply cannot forget, or your holiday might not happen at all. Although they might seem obvious, they can be easily overlooked during the chaos of packing your bags. Essential items to pack or arrange before your journey are:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Airline tickets
  • Hotel documentation
  • Any necessary prescription medication
  • Cash/Credit Cards
  • House keys


With so much to pack and so much to remember to do, useful items can be forgotten when packing your main luggage. Check off the below to make sure you have everything you need:

  • Clothes and underwear
  • Jacket*
  • Shoes/Trainers
  • Swimming costume
  • Beach towels
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Toiletries and medical kit (plasters, aspirin etc)
  • Travel adapter
  • Mobile phone charger

*Even if you are travelling somewhere you expect to be hot, it may be worth considering taking a light jacket, as nights can be cold even in usually temperate destinations depending on the time of year.

Hand Luggage

Here are some useful things to include in your hand luggage, which you may otherwise overlook:

  • Sunglasses
  • Wet wipes
  • Destination guide book
  • Camera
  • Lip balm
  • Notepad and pen
  • Photo ID
  • Mobile phone

If You Are Travelling with Children

Travelling with children often requires you to bring along specialist equipment. Any parent will know that a well-timed sweet or entertaining toy can be a life-saver when on a long flight abroad, both for you and your fellow passengers. The list below provides some handy hints to ensure you avoid being caught unprepared, should your child become bored and irritable.

  • Magazines/Books
  • Sweets/snacks/drinks
  • Favourite toy
  • Blanket
  • Nappies/changing mat/nappy cream/talcum powder
  • Bottles of milk
  • Baby food
  • Dummy
  • Travel sickness medicine

And Finally

In the excitement of packing for a holiday, one thing a lot of people forget to arrange until the last minute is where they are going to park at the airport. Although this may seem like a minor consideration, it can turn out to be a costly oversight, as Airport parking prices are not always cheap, and on-the-gate tariffs are generally a lot more expensive than booking in advance. Fortunately, Airparks has a great range of secure parking facilities at airports across the UK, and with our Best Price Guarantee, we are unbeatable on price. Airparks parking options include:

So make sure your bags are packed, you've got your essentials, and you’re paying the lowest price for quality airport car parking.