How to Make Camping with Kids Fun
Camping as a family means preparation – but don’t be put off! A little advance planning will make sure you can free up more of your camping time to enjoy being together, have some new adventures and create plenty of memories.
Get the Kids to Help Plan
Ask your older kids to help write the list of things to bring while younger kids could draw some things to bring.
Have a practice camp out if you can beforehand e.g. in the back garden or somewhere close to home so you can check if you need anything extra that you hadn’t thought of.
Bring Activities for the Kids While Setting Up
Keeping young children occupied while you are setting up camp and getting organised is essential – hold back something new or exciting that the kids haven’t seen before to keep them busy.
Older children can be occupied with exploring jobs – going off to check out the facilities (eg picnic tables, toilet block, etc) and reporting back, or going on the hunt for firewood.
Make Sleeping Time Fun
Get funky and cute (and warm) sleeping bags for each child and label them inside so each has their own.
Let them bring a favourite blanket and/or pillow with them, as well as their favourite cuddly toy for bedtime.