Tips for Planning a Family Camping Holiday
Organising a family holiday is not easy as there are many things to take into account. Organising a family camping holiday is all the more difficult as most campsites are in the countryside, which means that there are no shops nearby or if you find one things may be very expensive. Here is a checklist to make your family camping holiday planning easier.
Choose your Favourite Campsite
When camping you can choose a caravan, cabin or brave it in a tent. If you choose to stay in a tent you will of course need to have a look at the weather forecast in order to find out whether the weather will be good or not. If you don’t already have your tents buy them as soon as possible. You can buy big family tents that are good if your kids are still little, but if they are around 18 you can buy individual ones so that everyone has his intimity. When choosing a campsite, think about the types of facilities that are available – ie a shower, canteen and some even have swimming pools! If you want to take day trips too, look for a campsite with good transport links.
When choosing a campsite, think about the types of facilities that are available – ie a shower, canteen and some even have swimming pools! If you want to take day trips too, look for a campsite with good transport links.
Make a List of Things you will Need
In order to make sure that you haven’t forgotten important things, you’ll have to write a list of all the things that you need to bring with you, from the tents to the type of shoes you will wear. In fact, having such a list is very practical as when you’ll be packing it will be easy to notice if there’s something missing. Actually, having a list is recommended when planning any kind of holiday, as it’s the best way of avoiding to forget important things.
Do you Have any Special Needs in your Family?
This is probably the first thing you should think about as if you do have a family member with special needs, you’ll have to make sure that they will have all the facilities they may need in the location where you’ll spend your holidays. If one of your family is in a wheelchair you have to make sure that he won’t have any difficulty when moving around. You also have to make sure that the bathroom has disabled access.
Your family may have other kinds of special needs, for instance if one of you is under treatment make sure you consult your GP before leaving to find out whether he can go camping with you or not. If your GP confirms that travelling away is fine, with you then make sure you have enough medication to cover the time you’ll be camping, as you don’t want to run out. And that’s the same for all in your family that might take any sort of regular medication.
First Aid Kit
When you go on holiday with children especially in the countryside you need to bring a first aid kit in case something happens. In fact, if your kid cut himself you can disinfect the cut and reassure him. You also need to have drugs such as paracetamol in case one of you has headache, actually you can bring any drug you feel can be useful. You can also buy mess free transdermal patches to prevent continuous fatigue, boost immunity and as an insect repellent.
The Day Before your Departure
On the day before your departure take your list, read it out loud while the other members of your family are checking the things you’re reading and loading up the car. In addition, make sure that you have the best mosquito repellent in your list, because if you don’t mosquitoes can spoil your camping holiday especially for your kids who are less resistant than you. Don’t forget to print out a journey planner too if you’ll be driving somewhere new.
Enjoy your camping holiday!