Camping with children

Camping with children can be a great experience and also an opportunity to bond with your love ones in a special way, by spending a lot of quality time together in exploration of nature, enjoying fresh air and all the benefits that nature offers, or by discovering new places together. Like every other holiday with kids, compared to the adults-only type of vacation, this type of holiday should be carefully planned to avoid possible uncomfortable situations. Depending on your children’s age, you have to bear in mind all their needs, providing all the things they might need during the trip and stay at the campsite.

The first step in planning is research. At Campsline.com, in the advanced search, you can check which camp has facilities and content adjusted for children of different ages. Animation and fun programme, swimming pools, sports facilities, children’s club, and different entertainment or crafts workshops is probably something that your children will be interested in, so it is recommended to check what the camp you or planning to stay at has to offer for your children. You can also check if there is an option to hire some help or babysitting service, in case you would like to spend some time alone and leave your kids under professional supervision to enjoy their activities. After checking your options, you have to think about activities you are going to have on your holidays, and pay attention to the additional offers or tours that the place in general has to offer. Keep in mind, depending again your children’s age and abilities, hCamping with children can be a great experience and also an opportunity to bond with your love ones in a special way, by spending a lot of quality time together by exploring nature, enjoying the fresh air and all benefits that nature offers or by discovering new places together. Like every other holiday with kids, compared to the adults-only type of vacation, this type of holiday should be carefully planned to avoid any possible uncomfortable situations. Depending on your children’s age, you have to bear all their needs in mind, providing all the necessities that they might require during the trip and stay at a campsite.

The first step of planning is research. At Campsline.com, in the advanced search section, you can filter out camps that have facilities and content adapted for children of different ages. Animation and fun programmes, swimming pools, sports facilities, children’s club, and different entertainment or crafts workshops are probably somethings that your children will be interested in, so it is recommended to check what the camp you are planning to stay at has to offer for your children. You can also check if there is an option to hire some help or babysitting service, in case you would like to spend some time alone and leave your kids under professional supervision to enjoy their activities. After checking your options, you should think about the activities you are going to take part in on your holiday, and pay attention to the additional offers or tours that the place has to offer in general. Keep in mind, depending again your children’s age and abilities, how intense the tours might be, how much walking they require, which sort of transportation is required, and whether meals are included. This doesn’t mean you have to give up certain things (except maybe the adrenalin tours or extreme hiking or climbing activities), but it simply means you have to plan in advance and prepare everything your children might need there. Also, if children have some health issues, please check the vicinity of the nearest pharmacy or doctor, just in case they need anything. It is also recommended to check out where the closest grocery and convenience store is, so you can buy additional water or fresh food upon your arrival.

It is recommended to include your children in the planning process, as it will add more excitement to the holiday, and it will also make it easier for you to discover their preferences and thoughts about camping, especially if this is the first time for the family to take such trip. Explain to them what camping means, you can make it more appealing by showing them some cartoons with camping activities, so your kids can develop a positive attitude towards this adventure. You can also show them the photo gallery at Campsline.com, so they can see for themselves what it will be like, and allow them to take their favourite games and toys with them. Camping means they will have the opportunity to spend holidays in a different way, more freely and enjoy activities in nature all day long.

Check-list when camping with children:
  • First aid kit and medicine
  • Sunscreen protection (high UV factor creams, hats, sunglasses, T-shirt with sleeves, and similar)
  • Wet towels or a hand washing station
  • Repellents
  • Appropriate clothing and shoes
  • Favourite toys and games
  • Sports equipment (for outdoor playing)
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Foam floor tiles
  • Large umbrella
Just in case you need inspiration for fun things to do, here is a short list for you, and we are sure many more ideas will come up:
  • Splashing with water
  • Building castles and figures in the sand
  • Playing hide and seek
  • Flying a kite
  • Rollerblading
  • Riding a bike
  • Outdoor crafts
  • Collecting bugs and catching fireflies
  • Watching the starry sky at night with a telescope
And most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!