There is something about camping that makes it such a brilliant form of holiday. It has everything that you could need from a break away all in one. It is a great way to spend time with your family or friends, to get back to one with nature and to just relax. It is no hassle, low-maintenance vacationing where you can just get back to basics and enjoy yourself. You can spend the time outdoors, have campfires, chat and catch up without the distraction of electronics and other things. If you are going camping, you are going to want to make the most of every second – after all, you don’t get to go away that often so you want to ensure each second is the best it can be. Try to take as many photos as you can while on your trip – you could even get them printed when you get home through a service such as Pixa Prints. Here are some top tips on how to make the most of your camping holiday…
Think carefully about your location
One of the best things about going camping is that you can be so flexible about where you go. You need to decide what you want from your trip before you head, so this way you can choose a location that has this. Do you want to go somewhere with great walks that can get you active? Or do you want to go somewhere near activities such as Go Ape or a beach. There are many websites that you can use which will help you to choose between different locations and if you research a campsite before you book, it will tell you all about its features and what is nearby. Think about if there is somewhere specific you want to go and then choose a specific camp site based on this.
Decide what food you are going to bring
Food is an important part of your trip and you don’t want to spend your time fretting about it. Instead, plan before you go. Think about what you are going to need and when. If you are bringing cold things with you it is vital that you have a cool box or something similar so that it doesn’t go off in the heat. Check that the camp site has a shop and if not, then scope out where the nearest supermarket is on Google maps. You could also go out for dinner or lunch when you are away, so if this is in your plans then make sure that you look where some nearby restaurants or pubs are and that they have good reviews!
Consider the activities you are going to do while you are there
What sort of camping trip are you aiming for? Do you want to just relax? Do you want to go on walks? Or to see specific sights? Think carefully about what you will need for each of these activities and ensure you have all you will need to for them. You will need hiking boots or comfortable shoes if you are going walking for example, and if you are going to a coastal town, or city, you might need swimming clothes. Think about what you will do when you are in the tent and just chilling. You will want items such as a book or something to read. It is also a good idea to bring items such as sporting equipment so you can play games like badminton, football or tennis. These are all great fun and are things you can do with your family or friends during the day. If your campsite allows BBQ’s, make sure to buy one ahead of time and don’t forget items such as matches so you can make a fire! Another item that is good for you to bring are big water bottles. This is especially true if the weather is hot – you are going to want to drink a lot of water and you don’t know how far away the tap might be.
These are a few things that you need to consider when it comes to making the most of your camping holiday. There are so many things that you need to think about that you want to ensure you are organised and can have the best possible trip. What are some top things you think about before going on a camping trip? Let us know in the comments below we would love to hear from you!