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Packing for a holiday can be a stressful thing. Making sure you have your sun cream, your passport and your swimsuit can be a lot to think about. But don't worry, we've got you covered with our range of Travel Essentials. We have everything from hard shell to hand luggage suitcases, beach towels to travel adapters to luggage scales. So whether you're jetting off to the sun or just taking a mini break inside the UK you'll be prepared. Plus, our new in range is constantly being updated with the latest holiday must-haves, so you can always find the perfect thing for your trip.

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Get jet setting

Heading off on your hols? We’re jealous – but let us make sure you’re as prepared as can be, whether you’re off camping in Cornwall or sunbathing on the Costa del Sol. We’ve got everything you need for a trip away, from suitcases to sun cream and mosquito spray to adaptor plugs so you’re never caught short. And all without breaking the bank. How’s that for a holiday feeling?

Keep kids entertained

Ward off the ‘are we there yets’ and keep your little terrors occupied with our kids’ travel essentials. They’ll be cosy and comfy all journey long with our matching children’s travel pillows and travel blankets – and don’t even get us started on the adorable mini kids’ suitcases themed after all their favourite characters. With fun prints galore, there’s something any little one is bound to love.

Hit the beach

Get your tan on in style with a funky beach towel – after all, you need a good backdrop for all those holiday photos, don’t you? Whether you’re looking for an oversized beach towel for drying off after a dip, or fun printed towels for the kids, you’ll find what you’re after here at Matalan – and don’t forget to secure them in place with our matching beach towel clips!

Luggage you’ll love

With large, medium and cabin suitcases from all the best brands like Constellations, Antler and IT Luggage, you’ll never lose your case at baggage reclaim again. From metallic to neon pink, we’ve got stand out suitcases for the whole family – plus all the extras like luggage straps and locks to keep your belongings as secure as can be.

The serious business of having fun

Holidaying is a serious business. You spend most of your time working or doing the school run so when you get two whole blessed weeks to yourself, getting it right matters. Don’t get caught short without the essentials this summer, take a look at our travel essentials range and get the serious stuff done now so that you can concentrate on having fun when you get there.

Not too big, not too small

How much time do you spend considering your luggage? Realistically, not a lot but the right case can make or break a holiday. Cabin luggage has to be small enough to fit in the overhead compartments, large luggage has to be big enough to get everything in. It’s an exact science. Thankfully, we’ve thought of all of it and have a range of suitcases in a variety of sizes that will ensure your holiday starts off just right.

Beach beautiful

The humble beach towel is kind of a big deal when you think about it. It keeps the sand off your freshly-lotioned skin, it bags you a spot by the pool, it saves your place when you go for a swim. Don’t get all the way to the beach and realise you’ve forgotten the most important thing! Take a look at our wide range of beach towels and prepare to relax.

The weekend bag

Are you having a cheeky weekend away with the BFFs? Maybe you’re planning a romantic getaway with the other half? If you don’t need a whole suitcase, then check out our range of overnight rucksacks and weekend bags, perfect for the short getaway.

Airborne napping

Flights all seem to be so early these days. If you could do with an in-flight nap, then invest in an eye mask and travel pillow to ensure you get your 40 winks before the holiday officially starts.