Staycation Essentials

We may still not be able to holiday to our favourite foreign locations or jet off to discover the culture of a new destination but it’s good to still use your holiday time and staycations are a great way to take a break to relax and recharge. Whether it’s a family camping trip, a couple of days at a self-catering cottage by the sea or a luxury splurge at one of Ireland’s finest hotels. The sunny weather can’t be guaranteed but over the last year, as we swapped gyms for exercise in nature and shopping sprees for picnics in the park to escape our homes, many of us have fallen in love with the country’s charm and a staycation will only add to that feeling.  

Like every holiday, there are some essentials you need to pack to make it easier to travel and the experience more fun. Whether you have plans to spend a couple of days surfing and hiking in Lough Eske, Donegal, are heading on a city break to the lively city of Galway to spend your days and nights discovering the wonderful art and food scene or will be spending some time camping in the great outdoors at some of the country’s best campsites like Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon, or Nore Valley Park in Kilkenny. Plus, one of the big benefits of staycations is that you can bring your pet along, so you’ll want to make sure you pack some things for them too.

Make the most of your holiday at home with these staycation essentials, and don’t forget to use your One4all Gift Card.

Fold Lock Walking Pole, available at Outdoor Adventure Store

Rock N River Hiking Backpack, available at Outdoor Adventure Store

Rock N River Tent, available at Outdoor Adventure Store

Snugpak Sleeping Bag, available at Outdoor Adventure Store

Regatta Forza Camping Chair, available at Argos

Dreambaby Car Backseat Organiser, available at Argos

George Foreman Portable Football BBQ, available at Argos

Halfords Electric Coolbox, available at Halfords

Jam Hang Up Bluetooth Speaker, available at Argos

Pet Car Harness, available at Petstop

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