What to pack for a school trip—The essential school trip kit list

1 Apr 2022, 09:18 by Sam Taylor


What do I pack for a school trip?

We've all been there. It seems like it was only yesterday that you paid the deposit for that school trip in the oh-so-distant future and now your child's setting off *checks calendar* next week. Cue frantic last-minute shopping and panicking. Well, it doesn't have to be that way.

It's true that the run up to a school trip can bring on a flurry of emotions. Maybe it's the first time your child has been away from family or visited another country and experienced another culture. Whatever the case, you and your child should be excited for the rich experiences ahead and the memories to be made—not nervous about whether or not they'll be the only one without a waterproof jacket.

How to prepare for a school trip

The best way to keep any of that unnecessary stress or anxiety at bay is to make sure you know exactly what to pack for a school trip, and as the school trip experts, we've got your back.

Follow our school trip packing list so you can avoid any dreaded "what if...?" or "I can't believe I forgot that" moments and spare yourself the sleepless nights knowing that your child will be covered for every eventuality.

School trip packing list

  • Passport – Make sure your passport is valid post-Brexit.
  • EHIC or GHIC – Our trips include insurance, but we recommend each child has their own EHIC/GHIC card.
  • Mobile phone
  • Phone charger & UK to EU adapter plug
  • Personal medication
  • Pocket money
  • Toiletries
  • Waterproof sun lotion (High SPF)
  • Insect repellent
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Torch (or a headtorch)
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Trainers
  • Hoody / Sweatshirt
  • Light long-sleeved shirt
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Wind / Waterproof jacket
  • Pyjamas
  • Casual clothes
  • Shorts
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bin liner for dirty clothes

Your child is in safe hands with Voyager School Travel

We take pride in placing the safety and wellbeing of the students travelling with us above everything else. Our tried and tested safety management systems and health & safety measures at our centres and school accommodation partners are backed up by rigorous internal and external auditing; which is just one of the reasons teachers trust us to look after approximately 35,000 school students annually. All of this means that you can send your child off (perfectly packed case and all) with complete peace of mind.

Check out our family adventure holidays

Are you part of an active family? Bored of the same kind of holiday and eager for a truly memorable experience? Look no further! Over the summer, we open up our French activity centres to experience-seeking families. These fun-filled breaks in France are operated by Voyager School Travel's sister company, Family Adventure Holidays and offer a great selection of activities at great-value prices.

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