Back to school essentials checklist

August 31, 2022

Ensure your child is ready to head back to the classroom with a handy checklist for parents.

The kids summer holidays are drawing to a close and it can be a daunting challenge to ensure that you have everything in place for the start of term.

To make things a bit easier, our indoor play area in Cheltenham has collated a brief back to school checklist that can hopefully assist in the preparation of your child’s belongings when returning to the classroom.

Back to school checklist –

• Pens, pencils & highlighters

• Erasers

• Ruler

• Calculator

• Pencil case

• Glue stick

• Pencil sharpener

• Notebooks

• Uniform

• PE Kit

• School shoes

• School bag

• Lunch box

• Water bottle

• Name labels

These listed items are just a recommended selection to follow when organising the back to school shopping, it is a parent’s discretion on what you would like to equip your child with.

Name labels

One thing that we would highly recommend purchasing is name labels due to the tonnes of uniform being left around and getting in the mix with lots of other children’s items. A name label will clearly establish the owner of lunch boxes, uniforms and other materials that can be easily returned to your child when lost or left somewhere.


With all the fun and excitement experiences across the summer break, it can be wise to ease your children back into a routine that prepares them for the early mornings and classroom antics. This prevents a sudden shock for your child and can prevent any potential tired tantrums in the morning!

Kid’s party ideas

The kids are going back to school and that means there are plenty of kid’s parties to be had. It can be a stressful time trying to scour for kid’s party ideas that will please your child and their classmates, but don’t worry, Funky Warehouse can help you out. We are able to accommodate exclusive hire and other party packages within our venue that guarantee an exceptional day for everyone.

Our indoor play centre team can handle the party invitations, food and general logistics on the day, taking some of the pressure off and leaving you in good hands.

Find out more about our kid’s parties in Cheltenham.

Things to do in Cheltenham

When it gets to the weekend, you may want to treat your children to a day out after a successful week at school. Reward their great behaviour with a session of our indoor trampolining, soft play and ninja warrior in Gloucestershire. At Funky Warehouse, we love to welcome children of all ages on any day of the week, but with the school term kicking off, weekends are often a popular option.

You can stop searching for fun things to do in Cheltenham and book a day with our friendly team. Book a session online to avoid disappointment and we look forward to seeing you in the fun zone!

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