Your summer holiday essentials sorted in ONE shopping trip
The summer hols are looming, the kids have outgrown everything and time is running out to grab your essentials. Panic over! We've found everything you need and it's all in stock at County Mall.
With heaps of parking, plenty to keep the kids entertained (don’t miss the Paw Patrol trail from 26 July to 13 August) and more than 80 retailers, you absolutely can pick up everything you need for the family hols in one fell swoop at County Mall. Everything we’ve picked out is in stock as we write, so off you pop.
Sleeveless jumpsuit, £69.99, Superdry
Holiday shopping calls for a versatile new outfit that can go from day to night, and won’t crumple hideously in your suitcase. This sleeveless, eco-friendly jumpsuit from Superdry is casual enough to chuck on over your swimsuit and chic enough to be dressed up with a leather bomber and gold or tan gladiators for a balmy evening on a terrace bar sipping cocktails. For bonus environmental points, it’s made from sustainable Cupro, similar to Tencel, which has a lovely soft feel.
Hawaiian shirt, £39.99, Superdry
It’s a cliche but hey, they exist for a reason. We all know he’s going to spend the entire holiday sporting a range of ‘ironic’ Hawaiian shirts so snap up this tasteful, botanical number reminiscent of tropical beaches shaded by leafy palms and ‘accidentally’ leave his favourite lurid pink flamingos in tutus number at home. Goodbye ironic, hello iconic.
Clinique Moisture Surge, Boots
Overdid it and forgot the SPF? Tut tut. Spare yourself the leather handbag look by slapping on this aloe vera range from Clinique. The hydrator has a lovely gel-like texture so it’s not cloying in the hot weather, but it delivers a powerful and calming moisture boost for deep, long-lasting hydration.
Shirt, £11, Next
Pop your little ray of sunshine in this jolly, friendly and super-bright shirt, packed with adorable details that just scream summer. We defy you not to look at it and instantly want a Rocket ice lolly. (Do they even make those any more? Asking for a friend, who is me.)
Kids waterproof walking boots, £16.00, Trespass
Puddles and inexplicable patches of boggy mud when it hasn’t rained in living memory are a staple of all good British staycays. Pack these waterproof walking boots and let them splash, splodge and stomp to their heart’s content. Inexpensive enough so you won’t be furious when they outgrow them literally during the holiday (seriously, how do kids’ feet even DO that?!).
Travel essentials, The Body Shop
Don’t forget to pick up teeny-tiny versions of your favourite shower gels, body lotions, bubble baths and general potions.
Summer Picnic Collection, Hotel Chocolat
Imagine thinking chocolate isn’t a holiday essential. Luckily, this is Muddy, so we know how vitally important sweet treats are, from operating as bribery during long car journeys and other whinge-inducing events to accompanying a snatched romantic tryst whilst the kids are off learning bushcraft or something. Hotel Chocolat’s scrummy Summer Picnic collection is full of the tastes of summer, from fruity, creamy raspberry-white chocolate to tropical cocktail truffles.
Dress, £11, Next
This puts us in mind of paper bags packed with the kind of sweets one can only purchase at the seaside and come with an ingredients list as long as your arm and a warning that they’re not suitable for, er, young children. Ah, holiday nostalgia. This gorgeous dress will steal your heart and she’ll love to stuff the tiny pockets with (what else?) sweets.