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Fun ideas for camping with your family

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Taking kids away from the comfort and safety of home to go camping together can be stressful, but it’s also important to remember the fun side of things. Family holidays can be some of the strongest memories we have from our youth, so make your next camping trip one to remember with these fun ideas!

Car activities Kids can easily become bored on a long journey to a campsite. Older children could enjoy an audio book or playing some car games together such as eye spy can help keep them entertained. A new toy can hold a little one’s attention if they have to be in the car for a while. Breaking up the journey with rest stops to stretch their legs can break up the monotony and help keep everyone happy.

Rainy day options If you’re camping you probably have lots of plans to be outdoors, but if the weather does turn bad, it’s useful to have a backup plan. You could check out indoor things to do locally, and bring a few colouring books and games they can play with in the tent.

Enjoying nature Take advantage of your surroundings to enjoy the great outdoors. Nature walks can be exciting for kids, especially if you live in a city. To help keep their interest why not try a scavenger hunt, or a nature bingo card. You could even bring cheap or disposable cameras and see who can snap the best picture. Get a family shot and you’ll have a lovely souvenir of your trip.

Try something new  There are some activities that you might have done as a child but would be a first for your children. Why not try singing campfire songs and toasting marshmallows together?Have you thought about trying one of our self-heating meals? Kids will enjoy the novelty of a meal which gets ‘magically’ warm by itself, and if you come back tired after a long day of adventures, you might be glad of an easy meal with no preparation or mess, which is ready in 10 minutes!

The BeWell Group