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Planning a static caravan holiday at Holiday Resort Unity (HRU) in Brean Sands? Whether you're a seasoned caravanner or new to this kind of getaway, having a well-prepared caravan holiday checklist can make all the difference.

Ensuring you have the right essentials packed not only makes your holiday stress-free but also helps you make the most of your stay from start to finish.

Here’s a handy guide to the essential items you need on your caravan packing list for seamless and memorable static caravan holidays at HRU.

1. Clothing

When it comes to packing for your static caravan holiday, clothing is a top priority. The British weather is famously unpredictable, so being prepared for all conditions is key.

From sunny beach days to cool evening strolls, here’s how to ensure you have the perfect wardrobe for every occasion at HRU's holiday parks.

Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Pack a mix of clothes for both warm and cool days. Lightweight, breathable fabrics and swimming costumes are great for sunny days, while warmer layers are essential for cooler evenings.

Layering for Cooler Evenings

Nights can get chilly, even in summer. Pack plenty of layers to stay warm and comfortable. Sweaters, hoodies, and thermal tops are perfect for layering, letting you adjust to temperature changes throughout the day.

Waterproof Jackets

Sudden rain showers are common in the UK. A waterproof jacket is a must to keep you dry and comfortable. Choose one that’s lightweight, durable, and has a hood for extra protection.

Comfortable Footwear

HRU offers activities ranging from beach walks to exploring local attractions. Comfortable footwear is essential. Bring sturdy walking shoes or trainers for day trips, and flip-flops or sandals for the beach.

Clothing for Themed Weekend Breaks

At HRU, we host a variety of themed weekend breaks throughout the year, ranging from country music festivals to a decades feature weekender.

To make the most of these special events, pack outfits and accessories that align with the theme. Dressing up adds to the fun and enhances your experience during these unique themed events.

2. Towels

Towels are a must-have for your stay at HRU, as they are not provided in the caravans. Ensuring you pack a variety of your own towels will keep you comfortable and prepared for everything from beach days to cosy evenings in.

Here’s what you need to bring to make sure you're fully covered:

  1. Bath Towels and Hand Towels: Since Holiday Resort Unity does not provide towels, bringing your own bath towels is essential for a comfortable stay.
  2. Beach Towels: If you're planning to spend time at the beach or pool, pack a few large, quick-drying beach towels. These are perfect for lounging on the sand or drying off after a swim.
  3. Tea Towels: Tea towels are a small but essential item for your caravan kitchen. They are versatile, perfect for drying dishes, wiping surfaces, and handling hot pots and pans.

3. Toiletries and Hygiene

Keeping up with your daily hygiene routine is just as important on static caravan holidays as it is at home. Packing the right toiletries ensures you stay fresh and comfortable throughout your stay.

From essential items to a few extra comforts, here's what you need to bring for a hassle-free and enjoyable holiday.

Essential Toiletries

Packing essential toiletries is key to a comfortable holiday. Start with shampoo and conditioner. If space is a concern, choose travel-sized bottles or decant your products into smaller containers.

Next, choose a soap or shower gel that suits your skin type. If you prefer using a loofah or washcloth, make sure to pack one as well. Don’t forget your toothbrush and toothpaste. To keep your toothbrush clean, consider bringing a travel case. If you use mouthwash, dental floss, or interdental brushes, add those to your list as well.

A well-stocked first aid kit is essential for handling minor injuries. Include items like bandages, antiseptic wipes, and any over-the-counter medications you may need.

Lastly, if you take any medications regularly, ensure you pack enough for your stay, plus a few extra days in case of unexpected delays. It's also a good idea to bring a copy of your prescription and a list of your medications in case you need a refill.

Sun Protection

Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is important, especially if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors.

Pack the following sun protection essentials:

  • Sunscreen: Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Apply generously and reapply every two hours, especially if swimming or sweating.
  • After-Sun Lotion: In case of sunburn, after-sun lotion or aloe vera gel can soothe and heal your skin. These products provide hydration and help to reduce peeling and discomfort.

4. Entertainment and Leisure

A holiday is the perfect time to unwind and have fun, and bringing along the right entertainment can make all the difference.

Whether it's games for family fun, books for quiet moments, or gadgets for those rainy days, having a variety of leisure activities ensures everyone stays entertained. Here’s how to make the most of your downtime at Holiday Resort Unity.

Games and Puzzles

For cosy evenings or rainy days, having a selection of board games and puzzles can be a great way to spend time with family and friends.

Pack games that cater to various age groups and interests, such as classic board games, card games, and jigsaw puzzles. These activities are perfect for encouraging fun and engagement without the need for electronic devices.

Books and Magazines

Bring along a few books or magazines that you’ve been meaning to read. E-readers can be a space-saving option if you’re an avid reader.

Electronic Devices

While it's great to unplug and enjoy nature, bringing along some electronic devices can enhance your leisure time. Tablets, laptops, and portable gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch can provide hours of entertainment. Download your favourite movies, TV shows, or games before you leave, as internet connectivity might be limited. Don’t forget chargers and adapters.

Arts and Crafts

Pack some arts and crafts supplies for creative downtime. Activities like painting, drawing, knitting, or scrapbooking are relaxing and enjoyable, especially for kids.


Brean Sands and the surrounding areas provide stunning backdrops for photography enthusiasts. Whether you’re using a professional camera or just your smartphone, take some time to capture the beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and memorable moments from your holiday.

Photography can also be a fun activity for the whole family, with each person documenting their perspective of their family holidays.

5. Food, Drinks and Cooking Supplies

HRU caravans come with kitchens, making self-catering easy.

  • Essentials: Stock up on non-perishable foods that are easy to store and prepare. Pasta, rice, and canned goods are staples that can be turned into various meals.
  • Breakfast Supplies: Bring breakfast essentials like cereals, oats, and bread. Don’t forget spreads such as butter, jam, and marmalade.
  • Lunch and Dinner Items: For lunches and dinners, consider items that can be cooked quickly and easily. Canned beans, soups, and ready-made sauces can be combined with pasta or rice for a quick meal. Fresh vegetables and meats can be stored in the caravan’s fridge and cooked as needed. Or treat yourself at one of our many on-site dining options!
  • Snacks and Drinks: Stock up on snacks like nuts, crisps, biscuits, and fruit. For drinks, bring tea, coffee, soft drinks, and perhaps a bottle of wine for the evenings.

Book Your Perfect Caravan Holiday Today

A well-planned static caravan holiday at Holiday Resort Unity can provide unforgettable memories filled with fun, relaxation, and adventure. By ensuring you pack these essential items, you’ll be ready for anything, allowing you to fully enjoy your stay.

Ready to experience the perfect getaway? Contact us today and start planning your dream holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are pets allowed at Holiday Resort Unity?

Yes, Holiday Resort Unity offers dog-friendly caravans. If you plan to bring your pet, ensure you select a pet-friendly caravan during booking.

Bring along their favourite bed, blankets, and toys to help them feel at home. Don’t forget their food and water bowls, and enough food for the duration of your stay. A few treats can also help keep them happy and entertained.

Keep your dog safe by packing a leash, collar, and ID tags. It's also wise to bring a pet first aid kit and any necessary medications. Familiarise yourself with the pet policies at the caravan parks and designated pet-friendly areas to ensure a safe, hassle-free stay.

2. What dining options are available at Holiday Resort Unity?

The holiday park offers various dining options, including on-site restaurants, cafes, and bars. Guests can enjoy a range of food, from traditional British meals to international dishes. There are also grocery stores nearby if you prefer cooking in your holiday home.

3. Are there accessible caravans for guests with disabilities?

Yes, Holiday Resort Unity provides accessible caravans designed for guests with disabilities. These caravans include features like ramp access, wider doorways, and adapted bathrooms to ensure a comfortable stay for all guests.

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