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03/04/2013 at 08:41
It's blooming freezing and the weather doesn't look set to improve much over the coming week. Top temp next weekend will be 10 degrees but we are staying on the coast in a blooming caravan!
What would you take for yourself and the kids to wear? 3 nights in a van.
I've bought Lou 3 extra hoodies so can layer him up, he's got rugby shirts or tees to go underneath then a hoody and his big winter coat. Evenings(for the disco) he has long sleeved & short sleeved shirts.
We're also doing Peppa Pig World so need to layer up for that. Would Uggs be ok or am I better in long socks and riding boots?
03/04/2013 at 09:01
We're going at the end of April in a caravan, hoping it warms up a bit before then! We went last week of April last year and the weather was lovely but it was still cold at night. I put all the girls in fleecy all in ones with duvets on top. My littlest goes in a sleeping bag. Is linen included in your break or do you have to take it all? If you've got room but a few extra blankets in for layering. Layer underneath the pjs too with vests/socks.
Daytime you've got it covered fine, layers are good cos when you're inside the complex you can just take off as much as needs. Maybe add gloves/hat if you're going to be outside for long periods.
Evenings you've got it covered too, hopefully it'll be a bit warmer when L is running around to the disco!
If you're planning on going swimming take plenty of towels because it's really hard to get them dry in between swimming sessions.
Uggs or riding boots would be fine for you as long as they're flat cos there'll be lots of walking and standing around.
03/04/2013 at 09:06
We tend to do a van holiday once a year, and like you we layer up with fleece sleepsuits and duvets - I even take my own portable plug in heaters! But it's never been this cold when we've gone before, it's so so cold! My feet were ice blocs walking 100yards from the train station today. I wish it would warm up!
It's such a PITA trying to dry towels isn't it. The girls each need a bath & hair towel, as do so that is 6 plus swimming towels, plus the boys ones.....
H has said we'll plan on getting drunk to stay warm!
03/04/2013 at 09:15
We take our own heaters too!! Def will be having enough alcohol to keep warm! And eat lots of nice comfort food too. It's stupid the amount of stuff we have to take just for a 4 night holiday but it is just cos of the weather and all the towels you need cos if it's going to be raining lots that will mean more time spent in the swimming pool which means more towels!! Hate hate hate drying myself with a cold wet towel! Maybe we'll have a shock heatwave in April as the weather is so unusual at the moment it may happen??
03/04/2013 at 11:43
Just cosy stuff. PP World is lots of walking and queueing so maybe gloves and scarves?
03/04/2013 at 12:06
Defo need scarves gloves and hats. I going to buy one for myself too, we will freeze standing around!
03/04/2013 at 12:50
Slippers and extra socks, we were at a caravan last week and it was baltic. The only saving grace was radiators in all the rooms! Loads of cosy stuff though, dressing gowns if you have room or just extra jumpers. I slept with one of those night time jumpers oneach night!
03/04/2013 at 13:45
Oh lord we've only got basic accommodation it's gonna be freezing!
03/04/2013 at 14:10
Thermal vests and blankets if you can still buy them now the shops are full of sandals and tshirts. I think the east wind which is what is making it so cold is supposed to drop by this weekend. So although not warm may not be quite as chilling as it has been.
03/04/2013 at 14:31
well that is something Cedar. I begrudge having to buy winter clothes when we should be having warm weather!
03/04/2013 at 18:22
Ooh I like the sound of that cedar! Plus belle we were on the east coast, so probably colder where we were. Finding winter clothes in the shop is practically impossible now too, I needed new boots and the shops were full of sandals
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