5 reasons to choose a family camping holiday
If you are considering booking a family holiday, why not think about camping? There are many reasons why a camping holiday, especially in the UK, could be a great idea for a family holiday this summer.
Here we suggest five reasons to book a family camping trip.
A real plus to camping holidays are the savings that can be made. With campsites nationwide offering a tent pitch from as little as £5 per night, it makes the prospect of paying for a holiday for the whole family seem much more affordable.
There are a number of comparison websites available that can be used to search campsites, sorting in order of distance, facilities and amenities, such as swimming pools.
Of course, you do need to buy your camping equipment up front but it’s a long-term investment and the chances are you will use it time and again. The must-have items include your tent and camping chairs, although you may want to visit Garden & Camping for a gazebo pop up, which can be used on the campsite, as well as going with you to the beach, to offer shelter from the sun.
Dogs allowed, too
The great thing about camping holidays is that at many sites, you are able to take dogs with you. This saves on the cost of putting your pet in kennels, or having to ask relatives or friends to care for your pet while you are away.
Obviously, it’s important to think about the temperament of your dog beforehand, for example if they bark a lot, or are aggressive towards other dogs, you should consider the impact they may have on others away on their trip, too.
But if you are the owner of a well-behaved pooch, they will certainly enjoy the fresh air and new surroundings while spending quality time with you.
Spending time outdoors is known to be good for both mental and physical well-being. A holiday, such as camping, is surrounded by nature.
If you are camping you are much more likely to be active, walking, running, surfing or just playing on the beach so you will return home feeling fitter and more relaxed.
Camping is also a good time to switch off from the constant buzz of the internet, especially social media.
The chances are you’ll experience many great activities and sights while camping. For example, try sitting wrapped up under the door of your tent in the evening, looking at the stars and breathing in that pure countryside air.
Try cooking over a fire, playing simple games such as charades or enjoying a stroll on a nearby beach. Camping is great for the soul and a good way to create long-lasting memories. Remember to take a few photos, too.
Explore you own country
The staycation is very much on-trend. Taking a holiday in your own country allows you to save money on flights and overseas ferries while also exploring new places in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
The weather might not always be predictable but you can always pack waterproof jackets or head to an indoors attraction when the rain comes. In addition, you’ll be giving something to the UK’s tourism industry, rather than spending abroad.
Did you know that if you go camping in Scotland you can choose to wild camp, which means that as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoors Access Code, your camping will be for free.