We’ve made it a little easier to write your To-Do list for your next sunshine getaway - here are the key travel essentials to remember when it comes to packing for your summer holiday...and you can buy them all at once in store and online at Morrisons.

For The Journey

Whether you’re enjoying a staycation and need to prepare for a long car journey, or you’re heading overseas on a plane, keeping everyone entertained is easy when you plan ahead. Take a look at our Top Road Trip Tips for more ideas.

Remember to pack...

  • Travel sickness relief
  • Books and magazines
  • Luggage tags/labels
  • Ideas for games
  • Phones, devices and car chargers
  • Ear/headphones

For The Toiletries Bag

A few home comforts in your toiletries bag always makes things easier when you’re on holiday. As well as your favourite make-up and perfumes, choose a ‘beach’ shampoo, an SPF lip balm and a brush for detangling longer hair.

Remember to pack...

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hairbrush & ties/bobbles
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Make-up (and removers)
  • Lip balm
  • Moisturisers/lotions
  • Clear bags and containers for the plane

For The Medicine Bag

It’s a good idea to pack a mini medicine supply before you jet off, so you have everything you need when you need it - it can be hard to find the products you’re used to abroad. Staples like headache tablets are the obvious choices, but people often forget to take insect bite relief and plasters.

Remember to pack…

  • Allergy relief
  • Insect repellant/bite treatment
  • Waterproof plasters
  • Diarrhoea tablets
  • Pain killers

For The Pool

And...relax. It’s time to chill out by the pool and recharge your batteries (remember to pack those too if you’re taking a camera). These essentials will make sure you have what you need during those lazy days.

Remember to pack…

  • Bag
  • Wipes
  • Ear/headphones
  • Cooling mist spray
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Protective phone cases
  • Camera/batteries

Top tip: Apply sunscreen with care and, ideally, put it on 15-30 minutes before going out into the sun. Don’t be stingy with it either – use generous amounts to ensure even coverage. You’ll need it even when it’s cloudy or you’re in the shade, as you can still burn. Reapply every two hours, or more frequently if you go in the pool or sea.

For The Beach

It goes without saying that the most important thing for the beach is skincare. Always wear sunscreen that’s at least factor 15 – this will give you over 90 per cent protection from harmful UVB rays. Even better, a ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen also blocks out UVA rays. Water-resistant creams are essential if you’re in and out of the water – and always make sure they’re within their use-by date.

Remember to pack...

  • Earphones
  • Beach-wallet or purse
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach Towel
  • Picnic blanket
  • Cash capsule or travel purse/wallet

For The Kids

Keeping the kids safe and entertained is what it’s all about on a family holiday. From books and games to make your car, train or plane journey lots of fun to swimming essentials for when they want to splash about in the sea or dive-bomb into the pool, here are some key things to pack this summer.

Remember to pack...

  • Swimming nappies
  • Armbands
  • Goggles
  • Activity and reading books
  • Hats
  • Suncream
  • Junior painkillers/allergy relief
  • Inflatable/small pool toys