Essentials to Pack on your Summer Static Caravan Holiday

If you’re heading on your summer holidays to a static caravan this year, you may be wondering what essentials to pack. If you’re staying in the UK, the weather could be an issue, so you’ll want to ensure you pack enough clothes for both hot and cold temperatures!

We’ve put together all the essentials to help you pack for your time away, ensuring nothing gets left behind!

The Basics

Forgetting the basics on your static caravan will quickly cause chaos and Dad running out to the shops! We would recommend you remember to bring some of your own tea towels, bath towels, washing up bits and toilet roll, as these are unlikely to be supplied for you. Remember to take bed linen with you if your static caravan doesn’t already have some.

Remember to take pots, pans, cutlery, cooking utensils and crockery if you don’t already have them in your static caravan; you won’t want to be caught without these.


It’s a good idea to keep some tinned food in your static caravan for the entire season, to avoid having to entirely stock up every time you go away. Many people choose to bring some fresh food bits with them on their static caravan holiday to avoid having to nip to the shops after a long day of travelling. We’d advise bringing bread, tea or coffee, milk, sandwich spreads and ready meals with you.

You can then stock up on other bits later once you have settled in, meaning you won’t have to shop immediately and can visit local markets for fresh produce.


We all know British weather can be very unpredictable, which can mean some forms of entertainment may be required. Whilst there will be a lot of activities in the holiday park itself and its surrounding areas, you should bring some family games, DVDs, magazines, crosswords and other things you can enjoy on a rainy day!

You should also bring some entertainment for sunny days, like bikes, bucket and spade, fishing rods, balls and frisbees, for example.


As previously mentioned, you should bring an array of clothing with you that will suit the ever-changing English weather. Pack some sandals, wellies, swimsuits, jackets, thermals, shorts and everything in between! It’s better to bring it with you and be prepared then caught out in the rain wearing 30-degree attire.

If you’re interested in owning your own static caravan, we can help. We have several beautiful holiday homes available to purchase, all of which come with a generously spaced pitch, private garden and standard facilities at our fantastic Burnham-on-Sea location.

For more information, you can get in touch with the Retreat Caravan Park team by visiting our contact page or by calling us on 01278 795006.

Top 10 Items to Pack on a Caravan Holiday

One of the best things about a static caravan holiday is that it’s like a home away from home. However, this means you’ll need to bring your home essentials as they’re unlikely to be provided for you. With England holidays comes unpredictable British weather, meaning you’ll need to ensure nothing is forgotten! We’ve put together our top ten items to pack on a static caravan holiday to guarantee you’ll have everything you need for a great week away.

  1. Towels

Though towels may be provided in holiday resorts, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be given them on a static caravan resort. Don’t be caught out by only packing a bath towel, you’ll also need beach towels and tea towels if you’re planning on doing some home cooking.

  1. Cooking Utensils

If you are planning on doing some home cooking whilst away in your static caravan, you’re going to want to remember to pack some cooking utensils. Bring a spatula, wooden spoon and tongs in case the weathers nice and you decide to have a BBQ! You won’t want to be caught without them.

  1. The Basics

You’ll want to ensure you take some extra toilet roll, kitchen roll, cling film and tin foil with you if you haven’t stocked up in your static caravan. Though these things will be easy to buy on or around the caravan park, you’ll want to have them readily available at all times.

  1. Food

Save some time and a boring trip to the local supermarket by bringing some basic food with you. Many people want to enjoy a nice cup of tea after travelling across country, so it’s important to have the essentials like teabags and biscuits at the ready! Stock up on non-perishable items in your caravan for future trips, too- just in case.

  1. Entertainment

Holidaying in England means you should be prepared for the unpredictable weather. If you’re on a break away with the kids, you’ll want to ensure there is some entertainment available for rainy days. Bring an array of board games to play as a family or even some DVD’s to watch together.

  1. Furnishings

Not necessarily for the static caravan itself, but furnishings like foldaway beach chairs and umbrellas are important to pack if you’re opting for a holiday by the sea. A good beach chair will help you to stay comfortable and you can even sit outside the caravan itself to talk to your neighbours.

  1. Clothes

You won’t forget to pack your clothes, but you might forget to pack an array of different garments for different weather conditions. Remember it might rain, so wellies and a jumper are a must for the suitcase, whilst shorts, swimsuits and vests are a necessity for the (hopefully) sunnier days!

  1. Toiletries

If you don’t keep a supply of toiletries in your static caravan, you’ll want to ensure they’re packed to bring along. Bring sun cream even if you don’t think you’ll need it- remember the weather is susceptible to change! A first aid kit is also a must for any accidents that might occur.

  1. Area maps/Guides

If you’re relatively new to the area, it might be beneficial for you to take a map or guide of the area along with you. It will help you get around without getting lost and could give you some fun and exciting ideas of where to visit with the whole family, saving you spending days indoors bored.

  1. Last-Minute Things

The easiest things to forget and some of the most important. Do a last-minute check of your home to ensure you’ve packed the basics like your toothbrush, hairbrush, phone charger and other necessities that you may have used before you need to get up and leave!

If you’re looking to buy a static caravan for unlimited holidays all year round, take a look at the current caravans and lodges for sale with Retreat Caravan Park here.

For more information or to talk to a member of the Retreat team, get in touch by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 01278 795006.