4 Tips for Camping with Kids
1. Choose your Tent Wisely
Sizing up makes for a more comfortable experience, especially on rainy days. For 4 of you consider a 6 man tent (you can stand up in) and for a family of 5, try an 8 man tent. The extra space is invaluable for the amount clothes/toys/food you need to take.
2. Choose your site wisely
There are as many camp sites as there are types of family. If you’re the kind of family that wants entertainment in the evening, then a field in the middle of nowhere won’t be for you. If you’re looking for a peaceful break, then obviously the opposite applies. Check reviews about the facilities; there are few things worse than filthy toilets with a newly toilet trained toddler. Most sites are well looked after and some have specific family bathrooms.
Other things to consider: Do you want electric hook up? Is there a play area? Can you take a gazebo? Do they allow camp fires?
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Halfords have also produced ‘The Ultimate Camping Guide’ which is available to download for free from the Halfords website. The guide is designed to give you all the information you need to get started, from what gear you will need, tips and includes suggested campsite locations.
3. Write a Packing List.
Halfords have a list on the back of their guide which is a really helpful starting point but add to your list those things that make your days out with kids more fun too. We took books, a football and a cricket set.
4. Have fun and relax.
It can sound like a lot of work, and it is. But sitting around a BBQ with friends in a beautiful place, with the kids happily running around and climbing trees is worth it. Make memories of weekends under canvas together, exploring some amazing places and having adventures that you just can’t replicate at home or in a hotel.