A camping holiday is tremendous fun for children and it is a really family friendly holiday option. There are basically two types of camping. The first type is where you do everything yourself, from pitching your tent, to cooking your food over a fire. Although hard work for mom and dad, it is a lot of fun and excitement for children.
The other type of camping is at a campsite, where everything is laid on including supermarkets, swimming pools, great children’s facilities, and in some cases even children’s clubs. At campsites you will usually stay in chalets or mobile homes, with a real home-from-home atmosphere together with all the comforts of home. Many high-end campsites have put a lot of thought into families needs, and have baby-sitting facilities, baby equipment hire, children’s organized activities, and much, much, more.
Whichever camping option you go for, you can be sure that your children will have a holiday that they will remember for the rest of their lives. While learning a lot about camping, they will have first-hand experience of outdoor life.
It is always important to remember that the cheapest is not always necessarily the best, so do your homework properly. Find out exactly what each campsite has to offer, especially where children are concerned, before you make your decision.
You need to also find out whether you will need to provide your own linen, if there is a supermarket and a restaurant on site, whether there are laundry facilities, and also what facilities are available should it rain. Find out what children’s facilities and amenities will be open during your stay, as some of these are only open during the high season. It might be a good idea to also find out if there are any special deals that you could opt for.
If you are planning to stay in a tent at the campsite, you might consider investing in a toilet in a tent - this will save you from having to walk through wet grass and mud in the dark when your children need to go. If you are booking a mobile home or chalet, then find out how many rooms are available rather than how many bed spaces.
You should also check the location of the campsite and find out what children’s attractions are available in and around the surrounding areas. If there are any, find out what the distances are by car or whether it is possible to get there on foot.