Top 5 Things to take on a Day Out with the Kids Featuring SnoozeShade

Summer is round the corner and that means more days out with the kids. I love taking the kids out on fun days out but I do find myself packing everything including the kitchen sink and still forgetting something! I have put together my top 5 things to take with you on a day out with the kids. These are the things that I just can’t do without when we are out and about.

Drinks & Snacks – Anyone elses kids always hungry? If I stopped to get Little Man something to eat every time he said he was hungry on a day out I would spend a lot of money and we wouldn’t get much else done. That’s why I pack a packed lunch and loads of snacks too to take with us. Often eating out can really bump up the price of a day out so I prefer to take our own food anyway but it is so much easier to grab something from the bag rather then queue up somewhere to eat too.

Spare Clothes – Spare clothes are a must on a day out especially in the summer. From nappy leaks to ice cream disasters to the kids falling in a muddy puddle (I am talking about summer days out in the UK after all) there is always a need for a change of clothes. These are a must in the changing bag.

SnoozeShade – I have trained Little Lady to fall asleep in the dark in her bedroom which is great but when we are out and about that isn’t usually an option for nap time. Missing nap time equals a very grumpy girl so SnoozeShade has saved me from this. SnoozeShade is a cover to put over the buggy, pram or carseat and it acts as your black out blind. When it is nap time I just simply attach this to the buggy and Little Lady has no distractions from napping. It also protects her from the sun so great for really hot days out where there isn’t much shade. It is really quick and easy to pop onto the buggy and unlike her rain cover Little Lady is quite happy to have it on! It has a great peep hole to keep any eye on them too. If you don’t have a SnoozeShade in your life, you need one!

Antibacterial Gel – From farm trips to picnics antibacterial gel is a must for me. I even use it after we have used a public loo because lets face it some of them are disgusting.

Toys & Games – If you are going on a longer journey for a day out things to play with on the car or the train are usually a good idea. Sticker books are great for the train and so are mini board games. My kids don’t have comforters but they do both always like to have a favourite toy with them so I do always try to remember something for them to keep them occupied on a longer journey.

So those are my top 5 must haves on a day out. Do you have anymore apart from the kitchen sink?


The SnoozeShade was very kindly sent to me in return for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

Join me going from anxious to organised.

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