It’s Summer Staples Time: How We’re Preparing For A Hot June

Summer is almost here. In fact, we’re being promised one of the hottest June’s on record, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees!

That means one thing, days by the beach, adventures in the countryside, BBQs, cycling trips. The possibilities are endless.

With the season on the horizon it’s time to get fully prepared with the essentials for all the family.


Below you’ll find some of the summer must-haves for all the family to really make the most of a summer of sunshine…

The Essentials:

Sandal Season

Of course, it is sandal season and we’re looking forward to kitting out our kids with new ranges.

Last year the slider was popular and that looks to continue this season. Although we’ll all be looking for something a little more secure for those days out.

For the husband, Jacamo have a great range of sandals currently available, perfect to combine with some summery shorts, while supermarkets and department stores are now fully stocked for all the family.


Cool Bags


It’s always a good idea to get your cool bag sorted for the season. After all, nobody wants warm squash!

There are lots hitting the shelves now to suit all price ranges, and they’re ideal for those trips to the beach, the park, the countryside and more.

You can pick one up for as little as £10 on Amazon with 20 and 30 litres perfect for any trip.




In Britain, a raincoat is a necessity all year around and in the summer it’s no different. A lighter mac is perfect for tucking away in a bag in case of a shower.

Jacamo’s Snowdonia range is earning a good reputation for being both reasonably priced and high-quality, while the likes of Simply Be and JD Williams also offer a great range for women.


Picnic Blankets


Sometimes nothing beats a family picnic. When the sun is out laying a blanket and unveiling a feast for all the family is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon. When it comes to picnic blankets, it’s always a case of the bigger the better and you’ll find some gorgeous designs currently available at the likes of M&S and John Lewis.

There are also dozens on Amazon with this Jumbo rug our particular favourite.


Travel Games


Long journeys can be difficult for children especially, so travel games are ideal to keep them occupied. The likes of Top Trumps always go down well with the family, while other miniature games such as Pass the Pigs and Uno are perfect.

What’s more, they can be used anywhere from in the car to sat in an airport, or even of an evening sat in the garden.