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Essentials For A Day Out With Kids


Getting prepared for a day out with kids is not easy, in fact it’s like a military operation! We’ve all been there (or at least I know I have) when you get to your destination and you realise you’ve forgotten something really important and it pretty much ruins the day.

So I like to make a list on my phone the evening before a day trip, just to ensure that I don’t miss anything. Depending on where you’re heading to, you’ll need to take different things of course, but for me the basic essentials always stay the same.

Baby wipes

I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without baby wipes in my life! I seem to use them for everything these days; makeup, cleaning, you name it. They are a must for after snacks and meal times, and definitely for after an ice cream!


Hand sanitiser

We have been using the Organic Children Sticky Hand Sanitiser from Green People recently and we really like it. It’s perfect for a day out with kids to clean away the germs before lunch without needing water. It’s organic so there are no harsh chemicals in it and no alcohol so it’s even safe to use on faces.

Also great for mums after a nappy change!


Snacks and drinks

About 10 minutes into the journey the kids will need a snack or a drink and this will probably be the case every hour of the day, so I have to make sure I’m well prepared! Raisins, crisps and rice cakes are all winners with my kids.


Change of clothes

Whether you’ve got a baby that likes to poop up their back, or a potty training toddler, or just a kid who likes to find mud and dirt in every single place you visit, then you will definitely be needing a change of clothes. You know that the one time you don’t take a change with you, will be the time that you really needed it!

Favourite toy

A favourite toy, teddy bear, favourite blanket or even an ipad, basically anything that can be used as a distraction when you can see a full blown meltdown about to erupt! These will also come in handy for the car journey, especially if it’s a long one.


What are your essentials for a day out with kids?

Thanks for reading.

Thank you to Green People for sending us their sticky hand sanitiser to try out.

Pink Pear Bear


  1. June 27, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I am beginning to realise just how essential baby wipes are going to be when my little one is born.

    • June 28, 2016 / 10:20 am

      You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them! x

    • June 28, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Thanks for reading 🙂 x

  2. June 27, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how useful baby wipes are for everything. My eldest who is 4 only needs to see the snack bag, then he is asking for food, that’s before the journey has even started! lol. xxx

    • June 28, 2016 / 10:18 am

      They are amazing aren’t they! I couldn’t live with out them now, sad isn’t it haha x

  3. June 28, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Yes to all that you have listed. I don’t know what I would do without baby wipes back then. Now that my children are older, I never leave home without my hand sanitiser. I also usually bring a plastic bag – handy for soiled clothes. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • June 28, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      It’s easy to get a bit obsessive with the hand sanitiser isn’t it? Or is that just me, haha x

  4. July 4, 2016 / 8:44 am

    I’ve heard good things about the green people will look into this as monkey has eczema and so we struggle with alcohol gel. #Thebigpinklink

    • July 4, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      You should definitely try their stuff, it’s fab. I reviewed their sun lotions too which are great, my son also has eczemax