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What To Pack
Try not to over-pack. Remember, our resorts are relaxed and informal environments, so it is good to pack accordingly. Washing machines are available at all resorts, so it is usually easy to wash and dry clothes.
It is a good idea to pack a warm set of clothing as sometimes nighttime can be chilly. Likewise, it is recommended to pack rain gear so that inclement weather does not mean you have to stay indoors.
Your accommodation is available from 4.00p.m. If you know you will arrive before this time, it is a good idea to have the family’s swimming gear packed separately in a small bag. That way, you can all cool off & unwind after your journey in the pool until your accommodation is ready.
Most resorts have strict regulations with regard to swimwear. To be on the safe side, pack conventional swimwear only, no T-Shirts or baggy swimming trunks. Please see here for rules & regulations.
We often organise painting sessions at our Buzzy Bee Clubs so we advise you to pack some old clothes for the kids.
Buy plenty of high-factor sunscreen prior to leaving. However, should you run out, similar brands are always readily available at similar prices in most places.
It’s advisable to pack some common painkillers, as these cannot be bought from supermarkets in France. (Pharmacy’s only)
Pack plenty of insect repellent – the sprays on ones are generally easier to apply. Ensure that your insect repellent contains DEET.
If travelling by ferry, it’s a good idea to ask your local pharmacist to recommend motion sickness tablets for adults as well as children.
We provide duvets; duvet-covers, pillows and pillow-slips for all KelAir Campotel accommodation.
You can hire Beach Towels, Bath towels, Hand towels, Tea-towels & sheets.
There’s no need to pack a cot, highchair or stroller as these are available on all KelAir Campotel resorts, subject to request at time of booking (charge applies).
Bottled water is not suitable for babies, but boiled and cooled tap water is perfectly fine.
Baby Travel Shop packing list.
While it may be tempting to bring the kitchen sink with you, babies and young children will find things to play with wherever they are. A beloved soft toy or blanket, a few blocks or books and mum, dad and siblings and baby will be happy anywhere.
YOUR PACKING LIST:
- Swim nappies
- Baby wipes
- Nappy cream
- Plastic nappy sacks
- Waterproof changing bag
- Cellular blankets for shade and warmth
- Cloth or plastic bibs
- Breast pump
- Portable bottle warmer
- Sterilising fluid and plastic container, or steamer
- Clothes – you will need lots of these, but luckily they are small
- Sun hat, umbrella and sun tent for the beach
- High factor suncream designed for young babies
- Sling or lighweight buggy
- Travel cot
- Insect net
- High chair or booster seat
- Clip-on reading light for you
- Toys – soft toy, books, fold down baby gym
- Baby monitor
- Plastic bowl and spoons
- Car seat – if you are taking your own car
- Baby’s passport – if you are leaving the country
First aid kit including:
Thermometer, liquid paracetamol or ibuprofen for babies, first-aid spray for stings or insect bites, tweezers, insect repellent, calamine lotion, cold pack, cotton and plastics, anti-diarrhoea medicine.
Visit www.babytravelshop.ie for more Travel Tips and information.
There is no need to pack a hairdryer or an iron, as these are available on loan from your courier, on request and subject to availability.
Do pack continental adapters, as most sockets in KelAir Campotel accommodation are two-prong sockets.
220-volt electricity is generally available in France, Italy and Spain.
If you are planning to use your mobile phone while abroad, we recommend that you bring a charger that can be used from your car.
It is advisable to take some basic supplies with you, such as your favourite brand of tea. It’s also a good idea to pack basic supplies in case you arrive at your resort on a Sunday or a public holiday as supermarkets may not be open.
Most supermarkets offer similar products to those available at home (although they may be branded differently) so, it’s not recommended to pre-pack food for the entire holiday. France is renowned for its fine foods so, sample the local treats!
If anyone in your family has any special dietary requirements, it’s recommended to pack enough for the duration of the holiday.