How To Keep Young Kids Entertained On A Camping Trip
A family camping trip can be a great way of having a family trip on a budget. You can all get away for a fraction of the cost of going to a traditional hotel based trip. But we all know that if poorly planned a camping trip can quickly go from holiday heaven to trip from hell. Especially if you don’t have proper trailer axles attached and your trailer rolls off the road behind your car. So let’s look at some ways we can keep young kids entertained when on a camping trip.
Pick An Exciting Camping Destination
If you choose an exciting destination then that’s half the battle as if you choose a good camp-site then there are often games rooms and a centre with many even having evening entertainment and, if you’re lucky, a kids club to provide organised trips, games and entertainment for them.
Also if you have an exciting camping setting such as the wigwam trip where the novelty of staying in a wigwam was so exciting,
Make Sure You Have Plenty Of Games & Toys With You
This is an absolute must to have plenty of toys and games to play so that the dreaded boredom doesn’t set in. Be sure to bring lots of outdoor games and toys such as bats and balls and other such things but also to bring board games and indoor toys and games because you don’t want to end up stuck if the weather turns bad as there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a tent when it’s pouring with rain outside and grumpy kids inside.
An Internet Connection Is A Must (Even If Just Kept In Reserve For Emergencies)
Now we know that the whole point of getting away camping is, partly at least, to get away from the trappings of screens, internet and modern technology to be able to spend quality time as a family but there are always those periods of downtime and the aforementioned bad weather we’re having a little bit of internet time might not be the worst thing in the world. It’s not that hard to get internet at the campsite by using a signal booster.
Have A Good, Well Planned, Itinerary
It’s a good idea to plan ahead and research what there is to do in the local area before arriving and then set a schedule or itinerary for the week, it doesn’t have to be set in stone but even a rough guide will help to structure each day. You can check local attractions and read reviews on sites like Tripadvisor to see what there is on offer and browse by category or search by distance so that you can find age-appropriate activities for your family.
Spend Time Together & Involve The Kids
Above all remember that this is family time and be sure to make activities, games and fun that involve the whole family together as there is no point travelling all that way to spend all your time doing separate things around the campsite and local area. A bit of alone time is good but remember to balance it out.