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Camping and caravanning can be a fun and cost affective holiday for the whole family. Camping is also a great way to explore different places. Family days out can get costly when going to theme parks, amusements and attractions it can soon add up. So we've decided to come up with a list of fun activities to do whilst camping that won't break the bank.

 

Exploring the outdoors

Camping is great for being at one with nature, going on a long walk to explore the local area is a great idea. Grab a map and choose a route with interesting view points and varied terrain. Going into the woods is an excellent way to explore nature there are plenty of fun things to do here are a few suggestions.

  • Spotting local wildlife
  • Nature gathering (rocks, flowers, pine cones, leaves)
  • A scavenger hunt
  • Collecting fire wood
  • Geocaching
  • Building a den from sticks

 Here are some fun activities to do if there is water nearby

  • Go swimming (if it is safe and clean)
  • Skimming stones
  • Fishing
  • Pooh sticks

 

Another way to explore the area is going on a bike ride, before you go away have a look at the area to see if there are any recommended cycle tracks.

 

On site games

There are plenty of fun activities to do without even leaving the campsite, here are a few of our favourites.

  • Ball games
  • Frisbee
  • Tig / Tag
  • Hide and seek
  • Have a picnic

 

Rainy days

If holidaying in the UK, with our unpredictable weather, you should always prepare for rainy days. Here are some indoor activities to keep you entertained.

  • Playing cards
  • Board games
  • Crafting
  • Word games (Hangman, Noughts & Crosses, Word Searches)
  • Watch a film
  • Tell stories

 

Night Time Fun

Here are our ideas for enjoying your camping nights.

  • Star gazing (try spot a shooting star)
  • Have a barbecue
  • Tell ghost stories
  • Have a sing along
  • Make shadow puppets with your torch

 

We hope we have given you some inspiration for entertaining your family on a camping holiday. There is endless fun to be had on a camping holiday with the family, if you have any suggestions please feel free to share them in the comments.

 

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Spring is here which can only mean one thing: camping season is about to begin! Here at Waudby's we love all things camping so we've decided to help you prepare for this year's camping season by rounding up some of the most important camping preparation pearls of wisdom from the experts.

 

While the official start date is debatable, even the experts agree that the Easter Bank Holiday provides a great opportunity for a first camping getaway. The only thing standing between you and the perfect camping trip in April, however, is the weather. Looking at weather forecasts can help, but most hardcore campers agree that those forecasts are not always accurate.

 

James, a camping veteran from Hull, shared his secret for finding the right time to go camping: “It might sound a bit silly but my secret is to go on the Met Office website and check rain patterns in the area I'm planning to visit. I noticed that June tends to be the best month for camping in the South, whereas August seems ideal for camping near Newcastle. So far this trick has worked really well for us.

 

Now we can really focus on planning the perfect camping trip. Here are our top 5 camping preparation tips from the experts:

 

 
 

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Caravanning in the wintertime is a challenging but rewarding experience, offering you a drastic change of scenery, contrasting landscapes and a new perspective entirely for any seasoned holidaymaker. To get the most out of your holiday, keeping warm and happy inside your caravan for the duration of your stay is absolutely vital. We're here with five must-have items that will aid in a comfortable and relaxing getaway.

 

 
 
 

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The winter months can be very challenging for caravan owners as the variations in temperature and weather conditions can suddenly change, putting your caravan at risk of potential damage when it is not in use.

We've compiled a comprehensive list of things that you can do to ensure that no matter where it is stored, your caravan will be safe and secure and in tip-top shape ready for the next season's touring.

 
 
 

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Published: 27/06/2016

Camping Essentials Checklist

Summer is the prefect season for camping and enjoying the pleasant weather outside. In the excitement of preparing for your next outdoor adventure, make sure you don't forget any important essentials! 

We've put together a useful checklist of essentials that you need to take with you on your camping trip, so all you'll have to worry about is having a great time!

 
 
 
 
 

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