Spring has sprung and the days are staying lighter for longer. It’s time to make the most of your weekends by planning a fun day trip with the family, but make sure you’re prepared for all events.
We’ve picked our top five day trip essentials to help kickstart your family adventure.
Before you think about all of the equipment needed for a day trip, you’ll need somewhere to put it all. This daysack from Go Outdoors is the perfect choice, designed with two zip compartments so you can store away all of your essentials safely, ready for your expedition. It’s lightweight and has a breathable back system to ensure a comfortable and supportive wear.
For coffee addicts and juice lovers alike, this thermos flask from Debenhams is the perfect container for your beverage of choice. The vacuum insulation technology will keep drinks hot or cold thanks to its stainless-steel interior. Simply twist the top and pour, ensuring you stay hydrated throughout the day.
Thermos Stainless Steel Duck Egg Flask, £22.00, from Debenhams
Take a Break
For those making the most of a full day outdoors, it’s important to stay energised, taking frequent breaks if the day requires a lot of walking and time on your feet. Rest up on this stylish picnic blanket from House of Fraser – it provides the perfect spot to sit down and enjoy some tasty sandwiches and snacks. The padded surface adds extra comfort whilst the blanket is attached with two toys for the kids to play with.
If you’ve selected a day trip promising beautiful views and scenery, you may want to capture the picture-perfect moments on film. This Canon superzoom camera is compact making it lightweight and easy to carry, whilst the 25x optical zoom lens allows you to capture the distant landscapes with ease. The built-in WiFi means you can share pictures, making it the perfect accessory to look back on special memories with the family.
Canon Powershot Superzoom Compact Camera, £179.00, from Curry’s
Prepare For All Weather
It’s true that you can never predict the British weather, so it’s important to prepare for all conditions. This stylish grey raincoat from Dorothy Perkins is the ideal choice – the lightweight, waterproof material will ensure you stay warm and dry whilst the internal draw cord ensures a snug fit. Bonus, it’s machine washable!