Why You Should Consider a Family Camping Trip

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    Why You Should Consider a Family Camping Trip

    Deciding on where to go on vacation or have a bit of time away as a family can be difficult to make, especially with so much choice on offer and places to see. However, many families choose to go down the camping route, describing it as a way to be up close and personal with nature and to have much-needed family bonding. Here are five reasons why you should consider a family camping trip.

    Family Bonding

    A big reason why so many families choose to go camping is the bonding aspect, bringing each other together and getting closer. Being able to disconnect yourself from the outside world can help you and your children get closer together and have that much-needed bonding time. Also, with many campsites across the country, you should have no problem finding somewhere to suit you and your family.

    Experiencing Nature

    Being able to get up close and personal with nature and the wildlife surrounding you is another reason why so many choose to go camping. Getting the chance to explore the area you are in and spotting wild animals is just one of many activities families decide to do on their trip. Also, being in a completely unique environment can teach you and your family a whole new set of skills and give you an appreciation for the animals that inhabit the area you are camping in.


    Unlike going on a typical vacation where you will have to pay for accommodation, camping is a much cheaper and affordable route to go down. Whilst many campsites can offer their own tents and other forms of accommodation, it is recommended to bring your own to help save you money. Websites such as My Family Tent can help give you guidance and options on what sort of tent will work best for you and your family.

    Trying Something New

    Going on a camping trip can be an exciting and new venture to do as a family. Whilst it may feel easier to book a vacation that has everything laid out for you, doing something adventurous with very few limits can give you and your family greater freedom to choose what activities you want to do on your trip. Also, being in the open air can help boost your self-esteem and mental wellbeing.

    Getting Exercise

    Another great reason to go camping is the amount of exercise you can get to do. Many camping spots are situated near or around walking trails, mountains, and in the countryside, giving you the option to explore on foot and take in the stunning scenery around you. You can also bring bikes with you to cover more ground and give you an endless list of opportunities to see and do new things.

    If you require more information on camping and whether a trip is right for you and your family, there are many websites available where you can look at user reviews as well as any tips and tricks to ensure your camping trip is worthwhile and one you will never forget.

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    Written by Jenson Phillips

    Hi, I'm Jenson. Father of two and living with OCD, read my musings on coping with both and maybe pick up some advice for yourself.