It goes without saying that life was a little different during lockdown – and the experience (aside from one too many zoom meetings), was a little different for each person, there were certain things that we were all looking forward to when we were trapped indoors. For example, the majority of people across the world spent this time dreaming about travelling once again (or working through their travel bucket list).
While international travel is now possible, changing restrictions mean that booking a holiday has never been more difficult (or confusing). However, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to drift far from home in order to have a good holiday. For example, the UK is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world – and these natural landscapes draw in thousands of tourists each year.
Therefore, instead of spending hundreds on international travel why not head out on a family camping trip instead? Not only are they a lot cheaper, but they’re also a great way to spend more quality time together as a family! Remember to brush up on your travel etiquette before you go.
With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to plan the perfect family camping trip.
- Choose your location. As mentioned previously, the UK is home to some of the most stunning scenery you can imagine – from flowing lakes to luscious mountains. This means that you’ve got plenty of options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect location for your holiday.
- Camping vs. glamping. If you’re looking to get up close and personal with nature, then you should definitely look into camping in a tent. However, for those who are looking for a little more luxury on their travels, there are certain options available to you that are a little more glam. For example, you could consider hiring a camper van or even book to stay at luxury ‘glamping’ sites with cabins or even yurts set up for guests to use.
- Have the right equipment to hand. Camping requires a little more planning than other holidays because you cannot call room service whenever you need something. For example, navigating your way from your tent to the site’s toilets in the dark is near impossible if you don’t bring along a torch (or a charger for your phone). As a result, you should check out sites such as EcoGear FX ahead of time to get your hands on all of the equipment you need to make the most of the great outdoors.
- Think of ways to keep your kids entertained. Camping trips are fun for the whole family, but there will be the odd moment where things could get a little quiet. For example, you may not feel up to a hike if it’s pouring down with rain. And, as the bad weather can be hard to shake in the UK, you must bring along plenty of games and activities that can be used to keep your kids entertained come rain or shy. For example, you could play card games or dust off their favourite board games for a bit of nostalgic fun!