The Ultimate Checklist For Your School Holiday Trip Away
School holidays are a time to break out of our daily schedules and enjoy adventures. To relish in spontaneity, explore new places and create precious memories with your loved ones.
Before you head off, make sure you’ve got all the essentials organised and ready to go so you can ease into holiday mode the moment you set off. Head into Taigum Square with this list and pick up everything you’re missing before you go.
1) Make sure your documentation is good to go
Pop into Australia Post for a new passport photo and pick up a holder to keep it in pristine condition. Traveling with a large group of family and friends? Head over to Strandbags for a travel wallet to keep all your documents in order. While you’re there, why not pick up a travel journal to document your adventures in.
Have you done a health check up? If not, ensure your family is in great shape by popping into Priceline Pharmacy before you depart.
Plan your outfits, from activewear to evening elegance
Keep your luggage in check by planning your looks for each of your holiday activities, whether it is dining out or a picturesque stroll. Katies and Surf Dive N Ski’s new range of fashion is sure to impress while BIG W has all the activewear you’ll ever need. Pick up some packing cubes from Strandbag to maximise your packing space.
Turn the page on bad holiday reads
Enjoy some time away from technology and pick up a book you’ll actually enjoy. Treat yourself to a best-selling romance read, or throw yourself into solving the next best crime novel. Whatever your tastes in books, BIG W and Gympie Nextra will have the perfect screen break for you.
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Stock up on those all-important toiletries
Avoid your first holiday activity being a trip to the store because you forgot your toothbrush. Prepare here so you can relax there. Stop by Priceline Pharmacy and Mode Hairdressers and stock up on a great selection of travel-sized necessities, that are as cute as they are practical. Don’t forget to replenish your hand sanitiser and first aid kit.
Organise failproof entertainment for the kids
Board games, toys, colouring books – anything to help your little ones get from point A to point B without getting bored. BIG W has a great range to choose from. Looking for something a bit more creative? Why not try customising your own box of games. Add cards and dice from Sanity, some fun markers and a notepad from Gympie Nextra, a themed puzzle book or even an embroidery kit from BIG W.
Ensure your devices are charged and connected
Between the napping and happy snacking, it can be easy to drain your phone battery before you realise. Pick up a spare cord or adapter from Strandbags to avoid missing that perfect photo when you need your phone the most. If you’re going to be on the move regularly, a portable charger from Phone Case Indulgance is the perfect solution to on-the-go battery challenges.
Don’t forget your creature comforts
We all know the woes of travelling when you’re uncomfortable. Don’t be the person enviously eyeing those with neck pillows strapped to their bags. Flex your preparation skills by picking your own pillow, some earplugs, eye masks, luggage tags and earphones from BIG W. If you want to be even more efficient, pack a travel mug and insulated water bottle from Robins Kitchen and never miss a beverage at its peak temperature.
Get your holiday off to the best start by being well prepared with the items above. Gympie Central has everything you need to make your next trip a wonderful success, so drop by and get packing.