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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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