Camping with Kids

Guide to camping with kids
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The uncertainty surrounding travelling abroad means staycations are on the rise this year. If you and your family will be trying out camping for the first time here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip.

  • Preparation is key

Be sure to plan your trip in as much detail as possible to ensure its stress free when day comes to go away. Do plenty of research on your campsite of choice and the local area to ensure it’s suitable for you and your family. Try not to order supplies last-minute or pack in a rush so you don’t forget any essentials!

  • Consider camping out in the garden first

If camping is a new experience for you and the kids then a trial run at home is a good way to gain some insight on what to expect on your trip. It’s also a great way to familiarise yourself with your tent making pitching easier on the day.

  • Choose your tent wisely

Your tent choice can make or break a camping trip so choose wisely. Be sure to do plenty of research to figure out what is your preferred type of tent and the size that is best for you.  

A fantastic option for camping with children is Coleman’s BlackOut Bedroom Tents. BlackOut Bedroom Technology helps you get a long and restful night’s sleep by blocking up to 99% of daylight entering the sleeping area. They are perfect for children and those who are sensitive to light and mean no more waking up extra early on your trip.

  • Find a good pitch

When you’re camping with children you should take a few things into consideration when choosing where to pitch your tent. You’ll want to avoid slopes or bumps and find a pitch on flat ground to make sleeping in your tent as comfortable as possible. Try to find a pitch that is near the facilities but quiet enough that you will not be disturbed when asleep. Finally, avoid pitching in proximity to any
potential hazards to keep the kids are safe as possible.

  • Be prepared for the weather

We all know how unpredictable the British weather can be so it’s sensible to have both waterproof layers and sun cream on hand. Even in the height of summer, temperatures can drop at night so take care when packing clothes, sleeping bags and blankets. Consider roll mats, air beds and tent carpets as they are effective ways to help you stay warm at night.

  • Bring plenty of activities

Keep the kids occupied by packing their favourite toys, games, books and sports equipment. Make sure to have both indoor and outdoor campsite activities so they’re entertained whatever the weather! Research the local area for day trips or fun activities to do as a family.

  • Enjoy yourself

Try not to sweat the small stuff and have as much fun as you possibly can. Camping is a great family holiday and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime!

Check out our website to get all of your camping essentials. Happy camping!

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