Looking for one last trip this summer? How about a long weekend away with the family in a campervan? Campervans can be a cheaper option because it takes away the need to pay for a hotel, restaurants, and transportation.

Prior to travelling, it is important that you take out campervan insurance, to ensure that you are covered in case of an accident. Below is a list of the essentials that you will want to take with you.

Sleeping essentials include bedding and pillows




Nothing makes you feel worse than a restless night. Comfort should be at the top of your list, especially if you have jam packed days planned with fun excursions. As a guideline, make sure you have the following packed:

  • Pillows and duvet
  • Mattress topper [who can resist extra comfort?]
  • Bedding
  • Any cuddly toys your child may need for sleeping

Cooking and eating essentials

When it comes to cooking onboard your campervan, opting for dry ingredients are often the best things to bring as they don’t expire quickly and can be kept in a cupboard. It can often be best to prepare or pre-cook some meals in advance, to save you time whilst you are away. Consider packing the following:

  • Pots and pans
  • Camping kettle
  • Dry ingredients which can be used for multiple meals.
  • Snacks that everyone can enjoy
  • Plenty of drinks
  • Disposable plates and cutlery [because who wants to do the dishes on holiday?]
  • Foldable chairs and table to dine outside the campervan
  • Bin or binbags to dispose of any waste

Tech essentials

Although it is always nice to have some time away from our phones and consoles, this is not always easy to do and often during long journeys it is great to have some music playing or an iPad to entertain the kids with. Make sure you pack any chargers that you will need.

Personal items

Probably the most obvious – but any trip away entails bringing and packing some clothing. Due to the unpredictable British weather, it is best to pack a waterproof even in summer in case you become caught out in a rain shower – also remember some walking boots, pjs and comfy clothing that you can wear around the campervan.

Other essentials

  • Battery powered flashlight; you never know when it’ll come in handy
  • First aid kit
  • The campervan manual
  • GPS as well as a paper map
  • Collapsible bucket to carry wastewater

And finally, while this isn’t something you can pack… don’t forget to have fun! Make sure you plan your journey well in advance to ensure the roads are big enough for your campervan.

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