10 car essentials for a family day out

Whether the kids are clamouring to go to the latest theme park or to take a trip to the zoo, day trips are a much-loved part of summer holidays. Be prepared at all times by packing these car essentials!

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Whether the kids are clamouring to go to the latest theme park or to take a trip to the zoo, day trips are a much-loved part of summer holidays. Be prepared at all times by packing these car essentials!

There's nothing better than gathering the troops together for a fun day out. Whether it's a trip to the zoo, the latest theme park or even the beach, there's so much fun to be had when you're out and about with the family.

But those car journeys can be a bit stressful (not to mention boring) if you're not fully prepared! We've rounded up the top 10 essentials you need in your car before you set off, so you're always ready to go.

Have fun!

Stay fresh

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Bye bye sickness

Sturgeron

If your kids are prone to travel sickness, make sure long car journeys pass without any problems. A travel sickness pill taken a couple of hours before travelling should do the trick. Sturgeron is suitable for children over five and helps relieve nausea, vomiting and headaches.

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Get arty

Disney Pixar Mega Colouring Book

Colouring in film characters like Sully, Woody and Nemo will put a smile on any Disney fan's face. It's the perfect activity to keep them quiet on a long journey.

Disney Pixar Mega Colouring Book (opens in new tab), RRP £3.99

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Sun safety

Soltan Once Kids Waterplay Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion

At this time of year, it's really important to protect your kids' skin from the sun's harmful rays. We love Soltan Once Kids Waterplay Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion, which is a high protection cream that guards against UVA and UVB rays for up to six hours plus three hours water resistance. It's easy to apply and absorbs easily too.

Soltan Once Kids Waterplay Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion SPF50 (opens in new tab), RRP £16

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Keep charged

Kondor Micro USB In Car Charger and Power Cord Universal

Running out of phone battery when you're out and about is always an inconvenience, but this little device will put a stop to that. Great value for money, you can keep your phone charged while you're on the move so that the kids can use it to play games and you can capture those special moments on your day out with pictures and videos.

Kondor Micro USB In Car Charger and Power Cord Universal (opens in new tab), RRP £4

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First aid

Boots Pharmaceuticals St John Ambulance Essential First Aid Kit

Cuts, grazes, splinters? No adventure is complete without some small mishap, but with mummy nurse to the rescue it needn't spoil the fun. This handy kit contains all the basic first aid items you need when you're on the go with kids in tow.

Boots Pharmaceuticals St John Ambulance Essential First Aid Kit (opens in new tab), RRP £6.99

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Sing along

My Sing Along Nursery Rhymes CD

Keep your little ones happy and entertained on long car journeys with their favourite nursery rhymes. This CD has 35 fun classics, like The Wheels On The Bus and Humpty Dumpty. They'll be so busy singing along and doing the actions, an hour will slip by in no time!

My Sing Along Nursery Rhymes CD (opens in new tab), RRP £5

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Time to play

Travel Connect 4

A good travel game is a worthwhile investment to prevent boredom-related squabbles while you're getting from A to B. Kids aged six and over will love pitting their wits against each other with numerous games of this family favourite. Plus, it's small and lightweight enough to pop in your handbag.

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Snack attack

Sunny Raisins

Having a healthy snack handy will stop tempers fraying and will quieten down endless moaning for a sugary treat while you're on a day out. Mini boxes of raisins are a great hunger-buster to have in your bag when you all need a little pick-me-up in-between meals.

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WIpe away

Pampers Sensitive Wipes

Whether you've got nappy changes on your to-do list or not, wipes are a multipurpose day out essential. When sand gets where it shouldn't and wasps begin to hover around ice-cream drips, whip out a wipe and the kids will be squeaky clean in a flash.

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Where to next?

-Top 10 family photography tips

-15 summer activities the kids will love

-Loads of family day out ideas

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