What to bring
Stock the car with tissue, toilet paper, wet wipes and plastic bags (rubbish, dirty clothes, last-minute vomit receptacle).
Take your kid’s pillow, blanket and soft toy to make them feel more comfortable and encourage them to sleep as much as possible. They can also use these in wherever you’re going to be staying and it’ll help them to settle in easily.
Pack a selection of healthy snacks and nothing that can spill or be wiped on seats. Having an insulated lunch box is a good idea to keep drinks, fruits and vegetable sticks cool. Be prepared for the aftermath if you succumb and offer the kids sweets, cookies and soft drinks.
Always have an overnight bag on hand with a complete change of clothes, toothbrush and basic first aid kit (plasters, antibacterial cream, painkillers, mosquito repellent).