Our Holiday Wish List for a Day at the Beach…

I love going on holiday, always have done. It’s changed a lot since I have become a mum, but I still love it. We have booked our family holiday for this year and we’ve decided this year to take the girls abroad. Alice has been abroad when she was twelve months old, but obviously doesn’t remember it. But, we haven’t yet taken them both abroad…

For me getting ready for our holiday starts will browsing online for holiday clothes for me and the girls. I always seem to end up looking and sticking with Next for their holiday clothes, they have so many gorgeous clothes at great prices.

We love to go the beach, packing a picnic and heading there for the day. Last year Alice loved building sandcastles. I worry about the sun and keeping them protected and always like to buy the sunsafe suits for them both to wear. This one I found comes with a hat that they can also wear whilst in the water.


1.Beach Top £18 2. Towel Set £18 3. Playsuit & Hat £13 4. Towelling Dress £12 5. Sunsafe Suit £13 6. Hat £7 7.Clogs £7

I love these towel set’s, where you get both a poncho towel and a beach towel. When Alice gets out of the water, she likes to take her swimsuit straight off and I put her in a towelling dress to keep her warm. Don’t you just love clogs, they are so easy for little ones to put on and off. Saves me lots of time!

Of course a trip to beach means a few new items for me too…


1. Bag £28 2. Lace Kaftan £42 3. Leather Toe Thong Sandals £22 4. £30 5. Pull-On Short Dress £28

This bag is a great size to fit all our bits in and I love that it has two ways to carry it. I love dresses that I can easy pull on when we need to pop to the shop or the cafe to buy an ice cream. Of course no trip to the beach is complete without a pair of sunglasses, so I can people watch without them knowing…I mean to keep the sun out of my eyes!

What are your beach essentials?


Mummy Lala


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  1. 12/04/2016 / 09:54

    I don’t really have any beach essentials but I do understand your love of going on holiday because I am the same 😀

  2. 12/04/2016 / 10:05

    A decent pair of sandles and a cover up are my essentials. I bought the nautical bag you’ve got in your list x

  3. Dean of Little Steps
    12/04/2016 / 10:21

    I love the beach too and your choices! 🙂 My essentials would flip-flops, beach towels, beach tent, disposable bbq (yes it is an essential for us 😉 Sunsuit/sunhat for little T, sunnies, shorts and t-shirt for me (I guess same for the husband) and loads of sun and lovely warm weather. x

  4. 12/04/2016 / 12:31

    Love that bag! Perfect for the beach, and stylish too. A cover up is essential for me, and I love those sunhats with the neck cover bit for Max too. Next do such lovely girls clothes at the moment – I’m always eyeing them up! Enjoy your holiday – I love family holidays!

    • 16/04/2016 / 15:36

      It’s fab isn’t it. Thank you, family holidays are the best x

  5. 12/04/2016 / 20:00

    I love that nautical striped beach bag it is gorgeous. I recommend a good sunhat and some cracking sunglasses to add to the mix.

  6. 12/04/2016 / 20:05

    I love sunsafe suits for my daughter too – we have a variety, and a lovely poncho towel to fling over the top. I try not to go too overboard before each trip as I do travel a lot, but I always find myself browsing new sunglasses (I usually end up scratching/dropping/breaking/losing them so always need a replacement!)

  7. 12/04/2016 / 20:15

    Oh this is fun!! I love those bags. We did our first family abroad last year with the boys. I picked up some awesome beach cover ups for me in primark!! Have a lovely holiday. FYI this kinky looks fun I’ll have to okay along.

  8. 12/04/2016 / 22:03

    Haha to people watch without them knowing, that’s really why we all where sunglasses! 😉 Next always has great stuff for kids, and at a decent value too! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, enjoy the sun… And please bring it back with you 🙂 xxx

  9. 13/04/2016 / 12:48

    I love holidays so much! The sunglasses and bag are lovely! You’ve picked some great items here 🙂 #TheWishlistLinky

  10. Alice Mills
    14/04/2016 / 21:12

    I love that bag!! My essentials at the beach are: swimmy, sun cream, sun hat and glasses, towel, money for ice cream and a darn good book!!!! Though that may have changed now I’ve got my son!! Mmmmm…….#TheWishlistLinky

    • 16/04/2016 / 15:09

      Me too!! Yes, I used to take a lot of books before I had my girls, but no time now x

  11. Oooh I hope you have a fabulous time abroad, very brave of you! Saying that, we would love to take Lily for some sun, sea and sand sometime soon!

    We love NEXT and I think your choices are spot on. Like you said, hats are a must for our little ones and the towel over-the-head robes are so easy to use. I love the playsuit and hat combo and for you, the sandals and sunglasses!

    Thanks for linking up to #TheWishlistLinky m’dear 🙂


  12. 08/05/2016 / 22:05

    Next is perfect for buying your holiday essentials, well any essential actually as they are always affordably priced. The towel set is brilliant for £18, such a gorgeous design. The beach bag is fab too.

    Thanks for linking up with #TheWishlistLinky and apologies for my extremely late comment!

    Laura x