As a family you can have a great time by going to face the great outdoors for a few nights and it can be an unforgettable experience for your children. To make sure that you have a great time camping you need to make sure that everything goes to plan.
To be honest the British weather is not the best so you make sure that you are prepared for the worst weather possible. Firstly you will need to make sure that you have a good quality waterproof tent. These tents can be found easily but when you are getting the ten you should make sure that the tent is waterproof by asking the people that are selling it to you. You should also make sure that you have enough room for the whole family. If there are 4 of you in your family then you should probably go for a 5 man tent so that everyone has enough room to be comfortable and there is room for your stuff as this is often over looked. Most tents no have separate rooms for the larger tents so it may be worth sorting out your sleeping arrangements so nobody is left annoyed or unhappy.
Accessories for your tent are probably just as important as the tent itself. Some people do prefer to have air beds for their tent because the ground can be very uncomfortable and this is a problem that can easily be dealt with. When buying an airbed you should make sure that it will fit into your tent easily. In addition to the airbed you should make sure that you have enough sleeping bags to keep everyone warm. There are junior sleeping bags available and these can suit children up to around 12 years old but after that you should probably get an adult sleeping bag for them. You are recommended to have a source of light with you so that if there are any problems at night you can deal with them. The light can be something simple like an LED torch or you can get something like a lantern which can light up a large area and they are very effective.
When packing your clothes for the trip it is worth looking at whether or not your clothes are suitable for the weather that you are expecting. It is worth taking enough clothes so that you have a spare change of clothing for every day. In addition to this waterproof clothing would be a good idea so you can still venture outside in the heavy rain. A simple rain poncho can solve these problems and these are widely available and do not cost a lot of money either.
You should make sure that you can have things to do so everyone can have fun during your adventure. Whilst camping you should see what there is to do in the surrounding area as there are normally a lot of local activities. If there isn’t then you should try making your own fun which can be very easy. Simple garden games can help you have a lot of fun and if not then there is always the simple choice of football which most people do enjoy. It could be worth going camping in an activity site which can then provide you with a lot of fun. Activities like kayaking can be fun for everyone and this can be done in any weather unlike some sports.
Whatever you do choose to do when you do go camping then make sure that you are allowed to actually camp there without any problems and if you are then make the experience the whole family will be dying to do again.