Family holidays are the stuff that memories are made of. Think back to your own childhood, do you remember the times you all headed off to the beach during the summer holidays? Do you remember camping trips and city breaks? Perhaps the first time you all boarded a plane for the first time and went abroad?
One of the most iconic family holidays out there is a camping break, because it brings to mind the Great Outdoors, spending time together away from the hustle and bustle and routine of normal life, and it’s also quite cheap, which is always a major plus in this day and age.
If you’ve ever considered buying a motorhome and heading off on an adventure, or even hiring one and dedicating a week or two to exploration, now is the ideal time to make that idea a reality.
Motorhomes are quite commonly known as RVs, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. Because of this fact, it’s important to do your research ahead of time, and make sure you go with a reputable company if you are planning on hiring your vehicle. You can basically head off anywhere in an RV, but you will need to research your route and plan out an itinerary if you want to get the most out of your time. There are many companies that will do this for you, including sorting out the paperwork and the itinerary side of things, with more knowledge than you could ever dream of having; Cruisin’ Tasmania is one of those companies, taking the hassle out of the planning stage, and leaving you to get more au fait with the other side of it, i.e. packing!
There are many advantages to choosing a campervan family holiday for your next break – let’s check a few out.
Camping epitomises family breaks
We mentioned this briefly before, but there is nothing more iconic of a family holiday than camping. Why? Well, you all need to pull together to get the campsite set up basically, whether you go in a tent or a campervan, and there is probably going to be a little in the way of chores to do too. Heading into the Great Outdoors as a family is also a fantastic way to spend time together and bond, away from TV ad video games.
Adventure with a capital A
Camping holidays include many adventure-type activities, such as walking, hiking, mountain biking, even rafting or rock climbing, and these fantastic ways to get your kids into a more active way of life, whilst spending quality time together too. If you choose a campervan as your accommodation, you also have a familiar, comfortable, and easy to reach base to return to every evening.
Familiarity is key
Whether your children are very young or a little older, having a comfortable place to rest your head of an evening is key, but if that is a familiar place, full of their own belongings, then they are much likely to settle and sleep of an evening. You can easily kit out your campervan (owned or hired) with their pillows and blankets from home, and if you have younger children then you will know that familiarity in this respect is key to a restful evening for all concerned!
Convenience is yours
A little like our previous point, a campervan holiday gives you convenience because you can fill up your van with everything you need, such as a fully stocked fridge, toiletries, entertainment options etc. There is no need to go out trying to find a restaurant for dinner that evening, unless you really want to, and all you need to do is keep an eye on when your supplies are running low, calling in at a supermarket as you pass.
You can meet other likeminded families
Many RV campsites will be full of other families too, which gives your kids a great chance to mingle and meet new friends, taking the pressure off you a little, allowing you to put your feet up, and you can also meet new people too – double bonus!
Put simply, a campervan holiday as a family is total freedom, and the chance to spend quality time together, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.