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Packing your Trunki for a family getaway!

We love living in Bristol and like finding interesting places to visit near by but when our weekly routines and city life get a bit much we like to pack up the car and head off for a weekend away and the Butlins Just for Tots breaks are the perfect get away for families with young kids.

We like to visit places where we can go for walks and explore new places and our boot is always stocked with wellies, extra socks, scarfs and coats just in case we find somewhere great to stop for impromptu adventures!

But one of my main stresses when planning a family holiday is figuring out everything we need to bring with us. I struggle at being a practical packer and suffer with chronic over packer syndrome. I need to take at least three pairs of shoes with me to feel comfortable, even if just for a weekend! Luckily when we take the car its ok to shove a few extra things in “just in case” but travelling on public transport and on planes fills me with a little bit of dread about not having space to pack everything I ‘might’ need.  My husband on the other hand is pretty militant when it comes to packing, and only ever packs EXACLTY enough for the amount of days we are away. I hope that Theo will fall in the middle of our packing habits.

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Since Theo was young he’s always been excited about going on journeys, and visiting people and is a very good little traveller. I’m excited now that he’s older he can get involved a lot more with the planning and packing process and giving us a helping hand, and with his own Trunki case it means there’s more space in mine!

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We tend to leave the packing to the last minute, I know, we’re those people! But I find whether we’re packing for a weekend visit to family or a holiday to Butlins in Bognor Regis there’s always so much to think about for a family of three.

So with Theo finally being able to make decisions on what he wants to take himself makes the whole last minute thing a bit easier. He definitely has preferences of clothes and toys and we always like to take the time to pick out which books we’re going to take for bedtime stories. Now that Theo has his own Trunki to pack and pull along (or ride on!) I’m hoping our packing isn’t going to be so stressful!

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Sometimes even if we’re not going away we like to pretend we’re going on exciting trips and pack our bags and pretend to drive the car. Theo likes to talk me through what he’s packing and where we’re going. So far we’ve only pretend visited London and family, but I’m hoping for some more pretend exotic destinations soon so we can pack our swimsuits and towels, our jungle explorer kits or even our mountaineering packs!

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Enter the Butlin’s Trunki competition here!

Abigail Oliver

Abigail Oliver

Abigail and the future is a visual diary of one small families adventures. Based in Bristol I like to share the places we visit, the sights we see, the people we meet, the activities we do and the ups and downs of family life. We're obsessed with the great outdoors, travel, treasure hunting and filling our home with our finds.
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