Camping is something that we as a family have spoken about doing a lot but have never actually gotten round to. We love being outdoors and enjoy travelling so I know that it would be something that we would really enjoy. There’s nothing better than getting to the kids away from the TV and their iPads and watching them enjoy the great outdoors. And of course it’s cheaper and more convenient than a holiday abroad as you don’t have to worry about entertaining the kids on a flight!
Halford have put together a fantastic camping guide which covers pretty much everything you need to think about when planning a camping holiday. It’s a really useful guide, especially for people like us who are first time campers. You can check out the full guide here.
Here are some of the highlights from the guide, these are things that we have found really useful in planning our first family camping trip…
First and foremost you need to decide on a location. Beachgoers? Caravaners? Outdoor adventurers? Cyclists? There’s lots of options out there so pick a location that appeals to you and your family the most.
Halfords have a fantastic camping checklist in their guide, which includes things such as first aid kit, torch, insect repellant and even a mallet! All things that I would have no doubt forgotten.
Of course when camping you are quite limited when it comes to cooking. Recipes need to be simple, quick and enjoyed by everyone. The Halfords camping guide has a fantastic cheesy sausage pasta recipe which looks delicious, definitely worth checking out.
Leave the iPads at home and opt for more traditional entertainment such as board games, cards games, listening and dancing to music etc.
Plan, plan, plan
Probably the most important one of all, plan! Research your location, plan what you want to do while you are there, plan your meals etc. As long as you plan and research well, you won’t go far wrong. For outdoor sports guides and reviews head over to the Globo Surf website.
Have you ever been on a family camping trip? Do you have any other tips to add?
Thanks for reading.