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    Default Do you holiday in a camper-van with kids?

    When I say camper van I'm talking about vans like a Jayco Eagle.

    If you do, what kind of things do you find your children need/use? We are possibly buying one shortly and the grandparents can use Christmas to help stock them up. They are fully outfitted with fishing gear and proper camping chairs.

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    We have a campervan and my kids love it

    Things we find useful are:
    - Sleeping bags
    - Head torch / kids lantern (handy for trips to the loo)
    - Personalised stubby holder (for their drink bottes)
    - Beanie / Warm clothes / rain coat / sun hat (have a set that remains in the van if you plan to go away a lot)
    - activities that can live in the van - playdough, colouring books, puzzles, etc, etc

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    Thanks JellyBub! That's an awesome list!!

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    Not for the kids, but we find a fold up table for luggage good set up in the annex. Sometimes there can be quite a bit of condensation in the annex depending on time of year so keep that in mind.
    Depending on the age of your kids, we found it good to have a travel potty in the annex set up ready for the mornings for the younger ones and also had one of those large rubber tubs that we used for washing and also was large enough to bath the kids.
    Small games they can play at the table are good - cards, board games, etc.

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    Great advice Little Ted! Cheers. Our kids are young but both in school and are dry overnight so hopefully we are good for toileting issues.

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    We have a camper trailer so a little different. We take sleeping bags as they are easier for the stretcher beds for kids to sleep in, stay warm & keep their beds tidy during the day. We have a small fold out table with the four seats attached from Kmart for the kids to eat at and do activities etc. I made them all large drawstring bags to fill with coloring books, pencils, books, stickers, cars etc depending on the child. So they can whip them out when we are having down time or the weather is poor. Card games/board games are handy to have packed away for fun family time depending on ages. We pack some pool toys, snorkeling gear, sand pit toys, bikes depending on the destination, they have their own torches too. That's all I can think of at the moment.

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    There is a good FB page Called travel Australia with kids you can ask lots good questions

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    Another great resource is www.myswag.org - it's a Camper Trailer Forum.


 

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