Love Parks Week: Packing checklist for a day out with the kids

It’s Love Parks Week, so it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re planning a trip to your local favourite spot or going further afield to explore somewhere new, be sure to pack the essentials for a fun day out.

Something to sit on…

This lightweight and hardwearing mat is perfect as practical picnic mat, especially on damp ground and can be used at home too, under highchairs or even as a tablecloth. Simply wipe clean and it’s ready for action again.

Clear PVC Mat | Shop now

Something to keep things cool…

Keep bottles, drinks and snacks cool when you're on the go, in an Insulated Food and Bottle Bag, which is compact yet surprisingly roomy inside. And because it's lightweight and durable, it's ideal as a lunch bag for your little one or for yourself to pop into the buggy.

Insulated Food & Bottle Bag | Shop now

Something to eat from…

The adorable Pink Dino Bamboo Dinner Set is sure to encourage good table manners. Featuring a matching child-friendly plate, bowl, fork, spoon and cup with sweet dinosaur and floral designs, it will help little ones eat independently and will serve up some fun at mealtimes! Because it's made from Bamboo mix materials, this set has a lovely smooth finish and is dishwasher safe too.

Pink Dinosaur Bamboo Dinner Set | Shop now

Something to make life easier…

A genius storage solution for any play room, bedroom or nursery, the Play & Go Roadmap 2-in-1 Toy Storage Bag & Playmat is perfect for both play and tidy up time! The mat opens up as a roadmap for children to roll their toy cars around and doubles up as a storage bag when play time is over - simply pull on the drawstring and it swiftly converts into a bag with plenty of space for cars, dolls, Lego and more.

Play & Go 2-in-1 Toy Storage Bag & Play Mat | Shop now

Something to keep your water cool…

At JoJo, we strive to do the best we can for our planet, which is why we've installed water refill points in most of our stores. Now, we're doing even more to aid the refill revolution! We've designed this exclusive JoJo Elephant Reusable Water Bottle so you have even less of a reason to buy plastic water bottles on-the-go; simply keep your JoJo water bottle to hand and refill it at home, or at one of our stores when you shop.

Elephant Reusable Water Bottle | Shop now

Something to sanitise with…

So handy to keep in changing bags, the Vital Baby Aquaint Sterilising Water will kill 99.9% of bacteria in seconds. Because it's made from water, it's suitable for use on feeding bottles, soothers, tables, cutlery, toys, hands and even on dropped food. Simply give it a quick spray and germs are instantly killed - there's no need to wipe or rinse.

Aquaint Sanitising Water | Shop now

Something for when it starts to rain…

If you're looking for an everyday, all-purpose jacket, choose the Navy Pack-Away Rain Jacket. The lightweight design has been created to keep out the wind and rain, thanks to features such as fully taped seams, elasticated cuffs and waterproof fabric. Its pack-away design makes it easy to take with you wherever you go - just pop it into your buggy or car. Plus, the environmentally conscious will be pleased to know that this style has been made with 100% recycled polyester, using the equivalent of approx. 11 recycled plastic bottles!

Pack-Away Rain Jacket | Shop now

Something to protect skin from the sun…

The highest factor sun cream for total protection of your little one. Swiss-made preparation, free from perfume, oils, emulsifiers and preservatives, making it ideal for children and anyone with sensitive skin.

Ultrasun Extrmeme SPF 50+ Sun Cream | Shop now

Something to play with…

The Mini Micro Deluxe is the next generation 3-wheeled scooter. A meticulous redesign of the iconic Mini Micro, improving every feature to create a scooter that is unsurpassed. The Deluxe version has an adjustable handlebar to enable scooting adventures to start even earlier in your child's development, while the anodised stem, anti-slip silicone footplate and superior rear brake all combine to make this THE scooter for every discerning pre-schooler.

Mini Micro Scooter Deluxe Scooter | Shop now

Something to keep snacks in…

Cutting back on single use wrapping has never been so stylish! This set of 3 nesting containers is available in a fun animal theme, with each container perfectly sized to transport a variety of foods. A fantastic set for packed lunches and picnics.

Rex London Wild Wonders Snack Pots | Shop now