Children love to get outdoors and explore nature, which makes glamping the perfect holiday option for the whole family – it offers all the luxury you deserve while affording a fantastic opportunity for the kids to let off some steam in the British countryside. It can be hard work though, so here are our top tips to make your getaway as relaxing as possible:
- Do your research
It may sound obvious, but it’s always worth double-checking that the site you’ve chosen is child-friendly, as there are a few sites around that don’t allow children. And even if they do, taking the time to do some extra research about how much each site caters for children will pay off later when you don’t have to worry about keeping them out of the way while on holiday.
We’d also suggest researching child-friendly places and activities off-site too – after all, you won’t want to stay on-site the whole time you’re away.
- Waterproof everything
The great British countryside is spectacular, but we all know the weather can be, shall we say, unreliable! Make sure you pack plenty of waterproof clothing, plus some microfiber towels to help dry off if you do get caught out – they’re lightweight and fold up very small, plus offer amazing absorbency.
- Pack and plan plenty of activities
You know your own kids, so you’ll know how often they get bored and how much they’ll want to be outside playing. Consider what activities will be available on site and plan to bring plenty of extra entertainment for rainy days and evenings. The happier they are, the happier you’ll be!
- Bring an extra set of eyes
Not literally! We’re sure you know it’s important to keep a close eye on your children, especially if they’re still small, but there are some extra precautions you can take when glamping that will make the job a lot easier.
We suggest taking a family walk around the site after you’ve set up to make sure they get the lay of the land, and decide on an easy to find location they can go to if they get lost. An identity wristband is also a great idea, and will offer peace of mind if they do manage to wander off.
- Remember you can have some fun, too!
It’s your holiday as well as your children’s, so make sure you plan some fun things that you’ll enjoy as a family so you can let your hair down a bit. Some sites even offer childcare, so you and your partner can have the opportunity to get out and explore nature on your terms, too.
Have you been glamping with your kids before? If so, we’d love to know your top tips for an unforgettable holiday – let us know what they are by finding us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!