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Boots UK helps us to make the most of our great British breaks

08 June 2016
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Boots UK helps us to make the most of our great British breaks

UK ‘staycations’ were booming last year, with three-quarters of adults either opting to holiday at home or planning a UK break1. Boots UK knows with holidays in this country comes long car journeys and the temptation to pack everything but the kitchen sink. To help keep your family protected and make the holiday a success from the moment you lock the door Boots UK has pulled together the UK holiday helpers check list.

Specifically designed to help care for your family’s travel first aid needs, this handy kit is ideal when on the go. Joining forces with St John Ambulance, the Boots St John Ambulance Travel First Aid Kit (£11.99) provides first aid essentials from dressings and plasters to bandages and wipes plus a first aid guide providing information and advice on dealing with everything.

These Boots Kids Immunity Gummies (£3.14) will help make sure your kids are on top form before the holiday even starts. The blackcurrant flavour and gummy texture will mean that little ones won’t even notice it’s doing them good! The gummies contain vitamin C to help maintain a healthy immune system.

And, knowing you can never have too many wipes, why not stock up with these Boots Anti-bacterial wipes (£1) to help remove bacteria and clean kids’ hands and faces. Use biocides safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Unluckily for many, motion sickness is a common and familiar feeling when it comes to car journeys. The feeling happens when the motion you sense with your inner ear is different from the motion you visualise2. To help reduce this unwanted feeling consider the Boots Pharmaceuticals Motion Sickness Tablets (£2.79) which can help relieve the symptoms of motion sickness. Contains cinnarizine.  Always read the label

As well as keeping your little ones clean and healthy, keeping them occupied and comfortable will also help make the journey far more relaxing. This Trunki SnooziHedz Seatbelt Cover Blue (£4.99) also has a pocket so they can keep those favourite keep sakes close to hand. Or perhaps add a little luxury to nap time with this Trunki Yondi Neck Pillow Red (£12.99)specially designed to form a soft and supportive cushion stopping your child's head rolling forward so they can snooze in comfort - it also comes with the unique Trunki GripTM so your little one can attach their favourite comforter or blanket.

This lightweight and durable Trunki PaddlePak (£19.99) may be just the helping hand you need to avoid kids packing their entire collection of toys. With an ingenious roll top that creates wide opening for easy access they can pick just their favourites to take with them. Then when on holiday the waterproof material will make it the perfect partner for little swimmers.

Even if UK weather is a little less predictable than on the continent, protecting your kids (and yourselves) from the effects of the sun is a must. This Mini Club girls sunsafe suit (£13.00) is fun and bright as well as providing excellent UVA and UVB protection with a UPF 40+ rating. Pairing this with Soltan Family Pack (£14.00), a great four pack of products from the Soltan range including Soltan Kids Moisturising Suncare Lotion SPF50, which is specially formulated for your child’s vulnerable skin.  


About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments

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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on

*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024