Residential Kit List
Ahead of the Easter holiday, here is a suggested kit list for the trip to Somerset this year if you need to purchase anything especially:
Lightweight showerproof jacket/coat;
Footwear suitable for lots of walking - including climbing. Children may be on their feet for hours at a time and need stout, comfortable and waterproof footwear;
Indoor shoes - slippers or flip-flops for moving round inside dorms and showers;
Wash bag with shower gel, toothpaste etc. NO AEROSOL DEODORANTS PLEASE!
Plenty of towels as we may be going to the beach;
A couple of large plastic bags for wet/dirty laundry to protect clean clothes in the suitcase;
Children can bring their swimwear if they wish, however we may not get to be in the sea dependent on weather and tides;
Tee- shirts to cover shoulders - no strappy tops please because we will be out of the Youth Hostel for hours at a time and it will be hard to see if children are getting sunburned until it is too late. Cover shoulders please.
A hat or even two!
Sun cream that is easy for them to apply themselves;
A ruck sack and water bottle that will be needed to be carried with them at all times;
Lightweight trousers and shorts - not denim! Jeans take too long to dry if they get wet;
Layers - prepare for any weather by building up layers of tee-shirt and jumpers that you can take off and put into a ruck-sack if it gets hot;
Underwear - plenty of dry socks please! Last year we spent the whole week being rained on and dry feet made a huge difference;
No digital cameras, phones or games please. We will not take responsibility for these and they are not necessary.