Hi all, I thought I would cover off preparing for camping holidays, now that summer is on the way!
As a parent, planning local camping holidays can be a fun and affordable way to create everlasting memories with your family. Camping allows you to disconnect from tech and connect with nature. Here are some tips for planning a successful local camping holiday:
Choose Your Campsite
The first step is to choose a campsite. Think about the location, facilities, and activities available at the site that you choose. Some campsites offer swimming, hiking, fishing, lacrosse, soccer and a host of other sports too.
Prepare Your Gear
Once you have chosen a campsite, prep your camping gear. Make sure you have a tent, sleeping bags, heaters if it’s winter, gas cookers, food etc. If you are camping with young children, bring extra blankets, pillows, and even a nightlight to help them settle.
Plan Your Meals
Plan your meals in advance and pack food that is easy to prepare and cook over low heat. You could also pack pre-made meals or snacks for ease of access on the go. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water and snacks for the kids, they’ll be running around a lot and will be thirsty. Check out my article on quick food to go here.
Prepare for the Weather
Check the weather forecast before you leave and pack the right clothes for the weather. Bring warm clothes for cool nights and rain gear in case it’s a rainy weekend. It’s also a good idea to bring sunscreen and insect repellent, because if you have young children they may be bitten a lot and no one wants children itching the whole trip.
Create a Fun Itinerary
To make the most of your camping holiday, create a fun itinerary of activities for the whole family and make sure you include regular breaks too (for your feet!). This could include hiking, swimming, sports, anything you like!
Before you leave, set safety guidelines for your children, this is the most important step. This could include staying within sight, wearing life jackets near water, and not approaching wild animals, a curfew for when it goes dark, as a few examples.
Enjoy the Experience
Last but not least, enjoy the whole experience, it might be tiring, it may be stressful at times, but if you remember ‘perfect prep prevents poor performance’ then you will be all set. It’s all in the prep and planning, after that it’s just about enjoying what you have planned!
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