Camping is a great way to spend a family holiday. Aside from the fun of exploring new places, there have been many studies in recent years demonstrating that being outdoors in nature is incredibly beneficial and that on average, children are now spending shorter amounts of time outdoors. Camping provides the opportunity to redress this balance and have a lot of fun at the same time!
Here are some more great reasons why it’s good to camp out.
Camping Develops Confidence and Resilience.
Get the kids involved with pitching the tent and show them how to do it. Learning how to pitch a tent helps to develop self-confidence and gives kids a sense of contribution and accomplishment. If you’ve not pitched the tent before, read the instructions/watch a pitching video ahead of time. Children have lots of questions! Be organised and think about which tasks kids can most easily help with. Kids love hitting the pegs in with a mallet!
Enjoy Quality Family Time
Spending time together away from modern technology gives the whole family a chance to slow down and reconnect with each other. When camping there are many opportunities to work and play together; setting up camp, washing dishes, playing football. These enriching together experiences will create memories that last a lifetime.
Camping helps children to develop sense of adventure and curiosity about the world we live in. Great activities for camping include crabbing, pond dipping, bird watching, bark rubbings, campfires, den building and star gazing. So much fun, at such little cost!
Stay in Premier Locations
Camping offers the opportunity to stay in the best locations at a fraction of the cost. Whether your ideal holiday is close to the beach, near the mountains or in a national park, you will have many great campsites to choose from. The cost of camping compared to renting accommodation is low. There is the initial outlay for the tent and camping equipment, but, with care, it will last for many years to come. Staycations are also some of the most reliable holidays to book at present.
Connect with Nature and Wellbeing
Camping is an opportunity to getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Spending time closer to nature is good for all of us, decreasing stress and promoting relaxation. The National Trust published a fascinating report, Natural Childhood, that details the benefits of enjoying nature in childhood, and the consequences of becoming too far removed from it.
Want to take the next step into family camping? Check out our family camping guides to help you get started on the right foot.
If you need any further information about tents and camping equipment, the Summits Team is on hand to help. Call us on 0141 889 3360, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.