Part of the allure of summer isn’t necessarily about the warmer weather, but the fun to be had during school holidays, families begin to plan their summer breaks, with countless destinations thrown into the fore. Beach breaks are obviously always going to be somewhere near the top of the list, but breaks in nature are also popular, with camping certainly up there.
Budget-worthy and fantastic for free space and roaming, camping in England the perfect blend, but where should you go? And, what should you pack?
What to Pack For a Family Camping Trip
You need to be covered for all eventualities whenever you’re travelling with children, no matter where you’re going, but if you’re in the Great Outdoors, the need to be prepared is even more pressing! Make sure you tick these items off your packing list, both necessities, and added extras to make your time away more interesting.
- Warm clothing – Even when it’s summer you need layers!
- Waterproofs – Surely this goes without saying?
- Sleeping bags – Enough for your party
- Candles – Just in case!
- Cooking equipment
- Favourite foods
- Tent – obviously!
- First aid kit – Make sure you include antiseptic cream in this, as well as all the usual things that a regular first aid kit should include
- Hand sanitiser
- Leisure equipment, such as games and lilos
- Food for nature – remember that you can’t just feed animals anything, and if you’re wanting to feed the colourful birds around your camp, check out Kennedy Wild Bird Food, to give them something they enjoy
Where Can You Go?
There are countless campsites around England, and all are fantastic, but some certainly stand out. If you want to avoid the usual facility-packed places, and you want to go somewhere more rustic, check out these four choices.
Beryl’s Campsite, Devon – This family run campsite is rustic and offers plenty of space for youngsters to run and roam in total safety. A stunning beach is just 10 minutes’ away, and this is the ideal spot for getting away from it all.
Catgill Campsite, North Yorkshire – One of the most scenic parts of the country, this is a great blend of old and new, with 50 pitches on offer. The views are simply stunning, and again, there are plentiful room to roam in the fields and valleys. There are facilities for washing on offer, as well as a small grocery store.
Lepe Beach Campsite, Hampshire – Right by the sea, this relatively new site has views as far as the Isle of Wight! There are plenty of spaces and the site is ultra-clean too. If you’re looking for views and a cost effective spot, this is for you.
Treen Farm Campsite, Penzance – Cornwall is one of the most popular places for great reason! This site is a few miles away from Land’s End, and is situated on an isolated cliff top. There are many attractions close by, and plenty of facilities on site too.
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