Kids love being active, and many enjoy being active outdoors. These days, of course, parents don’t feel their children are safe when they’re out alone. Unfortunately, there are so few opportunities for you to join them and engage them while doing their choice of activities. This is why family vacations are so important. So why not plan for a camping trip next time you have a week away? It’s a great way to spend quality time together and is an important experience for kids of all ages:
The Right Car
One of the first things you might need to do is hire a bigger car! Camping trips require a lot of equipment. If you’re not taking a big RV because you want to sleep in a tent, then you’re going to need to take everything with you. This might include fold-able tables, camp beds, towels, extra clothes, and boots! You might also want a cool box so you can keep fresh foods safer for longer. Don’t forget some extra bottles of water too. And you might even need a washing up bowl! No wonder you need a bigger car to carry all of that to the camp site.
The Right Tent
Choosing the right tent for your family is important. Some families like the idea of the kids sharing one tent while the parents have the other. If you prefer everyone stays together, you’ll need a bigger tent. Tents and camp gear can easily be purchased online, but you don’t know what you’re getting until it arrives and you’ve put it up. Read as many reviews of 4 to 6 people tents as you can before you buy so you know you’ll get what you need.
The Right Toys, Games, Equipment
There are so many activities to enjoy when you’re camping outdoors. Still, it’s worth bringing plenty to keep all the kids occupied no matter how old they are. Swingball tennis is a firm favorite. You might pack all of the bikes, and maybe even some other ride-on toys for the little ones. What about some bats and balls so you can challenge other camping families to a game or two? Then, of course, you’ll need those rainy day board games to keep everyone occupied until the sun comes out again.
The Right Camping Site
Choose a camping site that suits your needs as a family. Shower blocks and toilets are pretty important, so make sure you have these facilities close enough to your pitch. What about a convenience shop? You might prefer to have a restaurant close by as well. If you know the kids are strong swimmers and you all love being on the water, it’s worth picking a camping site that is next to the lake or even by the coast.
The Right Protection
Camping can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Start by protecting all the family from the weather. You’ll need waterproofs and boots to stay dry in a downpour. You’ll each need a sleeping bag that is suitable for the overnight temperatures you’re likely to experience. Hats and sunscreen in the sun are essential too.
Are you ready to go? Where have you gone camping at? Where do you want to go camping?
*This is a collaborative post.*
Keep on making those family memories,