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What to pack?

By Jelena T

Read this article to help you plan and pack for a family activity holiday in Europe, Croatia and Slovenia. Essentially pacing tips for active families.

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What should i pack for an active family holiday?

Firstly, its good to know that there is nothing expensive or technical to purchase for your trip. Packing for a family activity holiday in Croatia and Slovenia is straight forward. Swim shorts, sweat t-shirts, casual wear, sun shades, hats, beach towel, suncream etc.


Slovenia uses EUROS. Croatia uses EUROS.

ATM machines

There are ATM machines situated near to all our adventure locations in Croatia & Slovenia. Do remember, that often ATM withdrawals are limited to 200 Euros. So plan ahead, think about your family per day spend. Will there be a cash spend on local optional tours ? e.g. Zipline, boat tours

Opional tours

Various optional day tours will be offered during your stay. These will be ‘cash only’ payments.

Optional tours to book for your family active holidays in Europe
Optional tours

Credit cards

Using your credit cards in Slovenian or Croatian cities is very normal and widely accepted. If going to remote or countryside areas, bring cash.

Clothes washing facilities

There are inexpensive & convenient washing machine facilties locally. So families can certainly consider reducing their travel lugguage, in favour of washing-on-the-go!

Foot wear

Trainers with a good grip are essential for all family adventure holidays. We also recommend light weight water shoes, that protect your toes. These can be used for various activities and very handy on pebble beaches. Sand beaches are rare in Croatia.

Ski care

Bring sun cream and aftersun lotion. Although not compulsory we recommend organic suncream which is bio-degradable. Nature is our playground and every little effort makes a difference. UV protection t-shirts, vests and tops are highly recommended, especially for water sport activities. Wearing a UV top means less suncream and less plastic consumption. It’s also saving you lotion money.

sun block on active holidays for families
Look after your skin

Insects, stings & bites

We always recommend to families to bring bite relief cream and a few useful first aid essentials – like plasters & painkillers. Mosquito bands and insect repellant are needed in Croatia. Mosquito plugs might be useful, remember they must have a European adapter.

Drinking water

Staying hydrated is really important. To reduce your plastic footprint, we encourage you to bring a metal re-usuable flask. Tap water in Slovenia & Croatia is clean. It’s even better knowing that less plastic is going back into the eco-system. Since Green World Holidays was created our team has championed recycling efforts. One company initiative was giving our staff metal drinking flasks, to reduce plastic waste. Do copy us!

Reduce plastic
Reduce plastic

Being Greener

Do take the time to read our Responsible Tourism article. An excellent article, discussing how to travel, work and live greener. Good to know, by booking with us you are already helping the planet. We plant one Olive Tree per family booking. Great for your carbon footprint.

Swim & beach wear

Swimming costumes and shorts will be needed for water based activities. For some activities wet suites, life jackets & helmets will be provided. Swim wear will be worn underneath.Each family member should have their own big beach towel. These are great for protecting your modesty when getting changed and of course for your own relax days.


Sunshine means hats, sun shades and sun cream. Hydrate as much as you can & use Aftersun Lotion at night.


Our guides will have dry bags. If you require our guides to carry your medicine, please just ask. If you are not feeling well, please tell our staff.


As per our terms & Conditions you are expected to have the right travel & activity insurance. To check onto the trip on arrival, you’ll need to hand over your insurance & passport details. Any rafting, tubing or river kayaking is Graded 1-3. Some families are appropriately insured through their bank or business – but might not have a particular certificate to show as proof. That is absolutely fine. Simply hand write the following details: Name of insurer. Your reference number. Emergency number to activate the insurance.

Book insurance for the family, covering the holiday and activities
Book the right insurance

Holiday information pack

Between 2 and 3 weeks prior to your departure we’ll be e-mailing your ‘Holiday Information Pack’. This has all your essential information and your local emergency contacts.


When on holiday with us, please consider doing the #Take10 challenge. This green concept is very simple, created to encourage people to pickup rubbish. If you see litter on the ground, help by picking it up. Do this 10x during your stay, or even challenge yourself to do it 10x per day. Read more about our Sustainable policies here.


Smiles – are the most important thing to bring with you. Our family active holidays are a lot of fun. Along the way, do consider others. Think about the environment and share your smile.

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