Paxo’s last minute caravan holiday essentials!


I, like many others, often look for late deals UK when it comes to booking my holiday to the South West.

It got me thinking of how I'm always rushing around last minute for my caravan holiday essentials, so I've decided to put together a list that should help you get a little more organised...



One of the main benefits of staying in a caravan over camping is all that extra room you can make use of in the car. Without the tent, poles, sleeping bags and roll mats there should be enough space for my first essential – your portable BBQ.

BBQ Sausages | late deals UK 

When I visit Ilfracombe Holiday Park in the summer I always spend at least one evening on Woolacombe beach, having a BBQ while watching the stunning sunset – ah bliss!

In addition to the beach, there are also plenty of scenic picnic spots where you can BBQ with a view!


Beach Games

When myself and the gang are not in the sea surfing we love to take a walk down the beach, find a big open space and have a game of cricket – it's a good job the beaches offer a lot of space as Kenny has a big hit on him!

Beach Cricket | last minute caravans UK

We also bring a football to keep Freddy busy while I chill out and catch up with my gossip magazines. He marks out a pitch on the sand and scouts the beach to make a couple of teams.



I love to cook, so my next last minute caravans UK essential would have to be condiments.

Salt & Pepper | UK late deal

I know it can be hard to rustle up dishes that are quick but also flavoursome while on your caravan holiday, which is where condiments come in to really enhance the taste.

My top 3 would be...

Barbeque Sauce – this can be used as a marinade or topping for your meat.

Salt & Pepper – to season and tenderise meat as well as adding flavour.

Parmesan Cheese – Cheffy cooks us a variety of pasta dishes and Parmesan cheese complements them perfectly.


Towels & Tea Towels 

Towels and tea towels have to be the most commons items to forget?

Beach Towel | UK late deals

Although the summer sun does a great job of drying, Freddy stays in sea into the early evening, so beach towels are a must.

Also remember to pack them on top, if you arrive early you can make use of the park swimming pools while your accommodation is prepared.


Your Dog!

This may sound silly, but don't forget your four-legged friend!

Beach Labrador | last minute caravan

If you're holidaying in Devon, Cornwall or Somerset there's no reason why your dog shouldn't come along.

The rugged cliff top coastal paths and miles of golden sandy beaches can only be fully appreciated on foot, I'm sure your dog would agree! Visit the National Trust for an extensive selection of local walks.

John Fowler Holidays offer a range of pet friendly accommodation throughout the South West from just £3 per night.

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