Camping with kids
Outside is the biggest adventure playground a kid could wish for – which is why camping is so exciting for kids of all ages.
There’s so much fun for families to have together in the great outdoors and we’ve put together a list of activities for you to try on your next camping trip.
Go on, build yourselves a few magic memories…
Stargazing for beginners
Whether you’re young or old, a star scattered sky is always a thing of wonder. Arm yourself with a comfy rug and a warm drink then lie back and count the stars. How many animal shapes or faces can you spot?
Moffat Club Site is close to a Dark Sky Discovery site:
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If you're staying near a beach, this is a great way for children to learn the alphabet; simply line pebbles up in the shapes of letters. Alternatively you can either write on them or cut out letters from old magazines and newspapers, stick them to the pebbles and rearrange to form some new words. Charmouth is one of the most ideal sites for rearranging pebbles at the nearby beaches.
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Build a den
Hang sheets or clothes from trees, clothes horses or even your tent or caravan to form a secret hideaway for you and the kids to enjoy. Take a picnic and play in your new home until bed time. A number of our Club Sites including Delamere Forest are perfect for building a den.
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This really simple version of geocaching could provide hours of fun and treats at the end of it. Place a hidden container outdoors full of treats and create a set of co-ordinates to go by. Follow these until you reach it – the kids will love finding goodies! Our Oban Club site is on Scotland's picturesque West Coast and is an idyllic location for geocaching.
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Go on a quest
This could be anything from tasting three different types of ice cream to finding 5 different types of wildlife while out on your mini-adventure. Make a note of this and reward the kids when they reach the finish line! Try our Eskdale Club Site for nearby fun-filled wildlife and nature quests.
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Make a photo album
Give the kids a disposable camera and a blank scrap book with their names on and let them take their own photos for a day. They will love getting their hands on their own personal albums from photos they have taken! Try some of of our most picturesque and tranquil Club Site locations such as Adgestone on the Isle of Wight for some great snaps.
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Create a puppet show
Make puppets from socks or wooden spoons: head to your local craft store beforehand (or check if there is one nearby) to pick up some googly eyes, fabric strips and wool for a great effect and hours of laughs. Even easier – make minion puppets from washing up gloves and a marker pen. Rival Scarborough's Punch & Judy shows with your very own puppet show...
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Take the kids leaf hunting: scour the site for fallen leaves to paint on, press the painted leaves on to sheets of paper and check out the arty results! If you want to take it even further, try and match the leaves to the correct trees. How many different types of leaf can you find? Our Sandringham Club Site is packed with trees - get hunting!
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While we have suggested locations, all of these activities should be easily accessible on any of our Club Sites. Send us a tweet or a message on Facebook and let us know how you get on with your fun-filled activities!