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10 things every fabulous family needs for a stylish staycation

Planning a family staycation? Here's what you'll need to pack

Megan Bull

Heading off on holiday? With staycations back in business, we've rounded up the most fabulous family essentials for your travels around the UK.

From the comfiest and coolest sandals for the whole family to lightweight linens and elegant evening wear, update your summer wardrobe with these key pieces from John Lewis, including some classics from their brilliant new ANYDAY range for kids. Plus, there's also the chicest suitcases and picnic sets, perfect for your family adventures!

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Linen

Perfect for heatwave weather, these lovely linen styles will keep you cool all summer long. 

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Mango Green Linen Dress, £35.99, John Lewis

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Reiss Holiday Shirt, £85, John Lewis

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Linen Shirt, from £15, John Lewis

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Stripe Playsuit, from £16, John Lewis

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A raincoat

Let's face it, the UK's weather is unpredictable and when those grey clouds strike, you'll be glad you packed a trusty raincoat.  

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Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk Rain 71 Mac, £110, John Lewis

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Fjällräven Vardag Water-Resistant Anorak, £185, John Lewis

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Frugi Kids' Waterproof Coat, £29, John Lewis

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Shorts

Create casual summer looks with these shorts. 

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Hush Linen Turn Up Shorts, £55, John Lewis

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Polo Ralph Lauren Jersey Shorts, £89, John Lewis

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Baby Organic Cotton Stripe Shorts (Pack of 2), from £9, John Lewis

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Comfy but cool sandals

Don a pair of summer sandals for comfortable days out with your family. 

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Mint Velvet Orange Sandals, £79, John Lewis

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Tommy Hilfiger Essential Slides, £35, John Lewis

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Children's Canvas Sandals, from £16, John Lewis

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Statement jumper

Wrap up warm with a statement jumper – these colourful knits are going straight in our baskets. 

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Hush V Neck Jumper, £69, John Lewis

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Cotton Breton Stripe Jumper, £55, John Lewis

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Tie Dye Hoodie, from £14, John Lewis

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Dressy outfit

Getting dressed up for a night out on the town? John Lewis has the most incredible evening wear, and these are some of our favourite styles. 

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Ro&Zo Floral Print Dress, £89, John Lewis

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Original Penguin Cotton Oxford Stripe Shirt, £60, John Lewis

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Botanical Print Dress, from £20, John Lewis

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Gingham Short Sleeve Shirt, from £12, John Lewis

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Swimwear

Whether you're spending a day at the beach or going for a dip in the pool, make sure you've packed swimwear for the whole family 

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FatFace Breton Wrap Swimsuit, £39.50, John Lewis

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Recycled Long Swim Shorts, £35, John Lewis

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Heirloom Collection Kids' Painted Floral Ruffle Swimsuit, from £14, John Lewis

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HUGO BOSS Kids' Quick Dry Board Shorts, from £34.30, John Lewis

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Suitcase

Who says suitcases can't be stylish? These carry-ons and weekend bags will certainly do the trick. 

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Sunnylife Kids' Dinosaur Luggage, £40, John Lewis

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Orlando 76cm 4-Wheel Large Suitcase, £95, John Lewis

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SPF

This ultra sensitive sun cream will keep the whole family protected. 

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Ultrasun SPF 30 Family Ultra Sensitive Sun Cream, £20 John Lewis

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Picnic set 

Plan an idyllic country picnic this summer! There's nothing like a spot of alfresco dining to put a smile on their faces. 

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Willow Picnic Basket Cooler Bag & Rug, £70, John Lewis

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