However, camping isn’t just limited to the British Isles, as you can enjoy camping holidays all over the world with companies like Eurocamp, whether you want to travel to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal or even further afield.
What’s more, this is a great opportunity for your kids, and here’s why:
You’ll Bond More as a Family
When you’re sleeping in a tent together, you’re living within close proximity of each other for a week or two. However, you’ll also get the chance to join in with a whole host of activities that you just wouldn’t do at home.
Camping allows you to prepare meals and cook together, it allows you to go fishing, hiking, cycling and exploring as a family – and that’s not even mentioning toasting marshmallows on the fire at night! Without all of the hustle and bustle of your day-to-day lives at home, camping allows you to enjoy family time that’s completely uninterrupted.
You’ll Be at One with Nature
Years ago, children would have spent most of their time outside. But sadly, today, this is no longer the case. In fact, in a recent study, it was revealed that children only spend half the time playing outside as their parents did, which is a worrying statistic.
Nevertheless, camping allows your kids to experience the great outdoors and to embrace nature. With an entire playground of woods, meadows and open fields just outside your tent, they’ll relish the chance to get dirty, discover new creatures and build dens.
You’ll Teach Your Kids New Skills
When you go on an all-inclusive holiday, everything’s done for you. However, when you go camping, the entire family has to get stuck in to help.
From building tents and creating a campfire to preparing meals and cooking, you’ll be able to get your kids involved in some new activities that will teach them all-important life skills. What’s more, it also gives them the chance to experience life without all of its mod cons, such as widescreen TVs, computer games and perhaps even mobile phones (if there’s no reception)!
All of this time outside in the fresh air, doing activities and enjoying exercise won’t just do your children good but will do you good, too, and will create lasting memories for your entire family.