#3. Plan Activities In Advance
Many campsites offer different activities that your children can take part in, so depending on the routines that you have set for your kids they may be able to join in.
It’s also important to choose activities that your kids will enjoy. For example, horseback riding may obviously not be ideal if your kids are afraid of horses. In this case, it may be a better option to have them hike or join a campsite scavenger hunt instead.
Do a bit of planning before you go to see what else is available in the local area that you can do together as a family. Many campsites may offer bike or boat hire, leaving you free to explore at your own pace.
#4. Pack Some Outdoor Toys
While there may be tons of campsite activities that your child can join, it’s also important to allow them to play how they want during their downtime. Veer away from bringing digital toys or technology. Leave them at home, as they will be hard to charge anyway, and then that will not distract from the time spent outdoors. Opt for toys that will allow them to have fun under the sun, such as jump ropes and squirt guns.
#5. Go Over Camping Rules
Before you head away to the campsite make sure your kids are aware of the safety rules they need to adhere to. Make them aware of the consequences when they don’t follow the rules. Some of the reminders you can give them would be:
- Not to go too far without a parent
- Never approach animals, wild or domestic
- Stay where you can be seen or tell your parents before you go anywhere
- Don’t wander at night
- Be very careful around campfires
- Only go near water when there is an adult with you