12 essentials to pack for a fun day out...2020 addition

12 essentials to pack for a fun day out...2020 addition

I've been packing for day trips with my kids for so many years it's second nature to me. But recently when I was caught panhandling for sunscreen in the parking lot of Canada's Wonderland, I figured even I could use a little help.

at the beach in a full body swimsuit

That's how the original post started two years ago-inspired by a trip to Canada's Wonderland. While some things are still closed, there are still lots of places open and lots of places we can go. Getting outdoors with our Littles may be different from last year, but it's still so important to get outdoors.

at the beach

Summer of 2020 Day Out Packing List:

  • wipes comes in at number one, or a wet cloth in a baggie
  • plastic bag to transport wet towels and swimsuits back home
  • plastic bag for garbage
  • frozen juice boxes-they'll melt by lunchtime
  • sunscreen
  • food
  • water
  • blankets for sitting and wrapping cold swimmers
  • bug spray and afterbite
  • bandaids
  • New this year-hand sanitizer and masks 

But my favourite item isn't one to take to the park, it's to get your kids home happily at the end of the day.

  • A box of Smarties (or whatever their favourite little treat is that won't melt).

Maybe it's a good idea to keep a lot of these things ready to go in a beach bag, it's not that hard to have duplicates of a lot of these items, that way your aren't packing and unpacking all the time. 

Hope this list helps you be prepared and enjoy some day trips with your Littles, and if you need one, our UPF 50 Full-body Swimsuits are in stock and ready to make your life a little bit easier.

Cheers

Anna





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