What do I need to take with me?
For all of our holidays we provide guests with a list of items that you need to take with you when you travel on holiday, which are specific to the itinerary you will be enjoying. All of this information can be found in the trip dossiers, which are available on every holiday page and will be uploaded to your personal account at the time of booking with us.
During the winter months, we will also provide you with some seriously cosy clothing for the activities to keep you all toasty warm in our colder climates. Basically there is no need for you to spend hundreds of pounds on specialist, expensive gear for your ever-growing children as we’ll provide the outer layers and snow boots for you.
In the summer, items such as sun cream and hats become exceptionally important and, again, these will be detailed in the individual trip dossiers.
All necessary safety equipment will be provided for all of your activities in all destinations and it is maintained by expert staff.
There are some items that, irrelevant of your holiday, your family will need to make sure that they pack.
Passport and visas – please see our passport and visa section for more information. It is your responsibility to ensure that everyone has the correct validity and documentation required for your holiday. Details can be found in our trip dossiers.
Final travel letter – this will be uploaded into your online account around two weeks before travel and contains vital information about joining your holiday and emergency contact numbers.
Airline tickets – these will be uploaded into your online account for you to download and print if we are arranging your air travel
Trip dossier – this contains vital information about your holiday and is well worth carrying with you. You should read this BEFORE you travel. Please note that the order of activities is subject to change and you will be provided with your final itinerary upon arrival.
Travel insurance – this is a prerequisite to travelling with us. Please see our section on Travel Insurance for further details.
EHIC cards – this is applicable if you are a British passport holder and travelling within the EU. It entitles you to the same level of medical care that a national of the country you are visiting will receive without charge. Please check the expiry date on existing cards.
Full driving license – if you are hiring a car or would like to drive a snowmobile then please ensure that you take your license with you. You either need to take your old paper licence or the photocard part of the new licence. (see trip dossiers for further details).
Cash and credit card – Most major credit cards are accepted in our destinations. However, we would recommend you avoid depending on American Express or Diner’s Club as these are less widely accepted. Cash points are not always available in our destinations. It is generally worth advising your bank that you are travelling overseas to ensure that you do not have any issues using your card abroad. If you travel with cash then please ensure you keep it safe and secure. Also check the limitations of your travel insurance.
Glasses/contact lenses (if required) – you are going to see some spectacular places and it would be shame to miss any of it! Pop them in your hand luggage if you are flying in case of delays to your luggage.
First aid kit and medication - You should always carry a first aid kit with you when you travel and ensure that any essential medication you require is carried in your hand luggage (in case of any luggage delays). You will need to ensure that you have the relevant accompanying documentation for any medication and that it complies with all of the rules and regulations regarding items that you are allowed to carry on board an aircraft.
Toiletries – although some accommodation may provide the basics this is not the norm and so you should take all that you need with you.
Chargers for cameras, phones, tablets etc. - whilst we recommend switching off on holiday, please remember the chargers for any electronic equipment you want to use whilst away.
Plug adaptors – the adaptor required in your destination will be detailed in your trip dossier.
Snacks and toys for the journey – we know that each family will have their own travel favourites so we recommend making sure that you take them with you as you may not be able to get them in your destination.
Reusable water bottle – this item is ideal for any activity holiday as in both the heat and the cold you will need to remain hydrated. It is also much better for the environment if you take a refillable bottle with you.