Avoid any last-minute dashes around duty free with our ultimate packing guide for kids

We all dread the sinking feeling that comes when we’ve forgotten to pack something crucial for the kids. Give yourself peace of mind and maximise hard-earned holiday relaxation time by packing a sturdy swimsuit. Let your little boy have fun in our octo-swim set. It’ll work hard inside the pool, and at the beach while your baby looks oh-so-cute

Leave space for at least one smart outfit for evenings out – like a shirt with shorts. Don’t forget the little things – a pair of kids sunglasses from our collection makes the pool their underwater playground and guarantees hours of fun in the water sun.

Soothing summer shades and florals – no girl will say no to these, especially when they’re on her swimsuit. Plus all kids swimwear is chlorine-resistant which means they’re built to last.

Put beach towels and swimsuits right at the top of your case so the kids can dive straight into the water after fractious journeys. Keeping them safe in the sun is important on a hot break, so also ensure to pack a sun hat, protective sunglasses and easy-to-apply sun cream.

Cut down on the temptation to bring everything but the kitchen sink and maximise their suitcase space by bringing pieces that work for multiple occasions (and will fit seamlessly in their summer wardrobe once you’re home.) We love this statement fruit-print cotton dress, which can be dressed up or down and will look just as good on a sunny day at home.