So you have decided to pack the kids up and head off on a family camping trip? Great! A camping holiday has the potential to be one of the best family vacations you will ever take. The kids will have the opportunity to take a break from the TV and video games, and focus on having fun in the outdoors, learn about nature, and generally bond as a family.
Of course, along with all the benefits of camping, there are a few potential worries as well! Most of the worries are in the packing. Have you got everything that you need to keep your kids safe, happy and having fun while away? It may seem like a daunting task, yet most daunting tasks can be overcome with the help of a great checklist. That is why we have prepared your go-to checklist for camping with kids – enjoy!
Camping With Kids – The Go-To Checklist
ALL camping gear (double check before you leave, the last thing you want is to arrive at the campsite and realize you have forgotten the tent poles!)
Comfortable bedding for all campers
A lantern with extra batteries or fuel
Biodegradable, soap, hand wipes and toiletries
Clothes for all weathers (including waterproofs – never trust the weather forecast!)
First aid kit
Games for the evenings
A good camera to capture all the epic memories
Maps and information about the area
The family pet if possible
A good serving of fun, laughter and togetherness.
Of course, there are many more things you need to bring on your camping trip as well as the above, however we hope that this go-to checklist will at least point you in the right direction for an incredible time away with the whole family!