Sunday 22 April 2018

6 Ideas to Keep Children Entertained whilst Camping

Children love a good old fashioned camping holiday. They have plenty of space to run around and the whole trip is a great adventure. However, sometimes they can get bored. If you plan some games etc before hand then you won't be caught out struggling for things to do. Here are my 6 ideas to keep children entertained.

1) Music and Dance

Both of my girls love to listen to music so they can sing and dance. They do it all the time in the house so it's something we always take away with us when camping. The Panasonic waterproof Bluetooth speaker is ideal for travel, especially when camping due to its 'waterproof' nature. Let's face it, if you're camping in the lovely (sense the sarcasm) British weather then you have to be prepared for rainy days so this would be safe to use if it got wet. 
You can leave it in the tent to listen to whilst getting dressed and then pop it outside for a game of musical statues or musical bumps. Be warned though, you may attract all the other kids on the camp when they see how much fun you're having.

2) Football

Taking a football is a great way to keep the children entertained and it doesn't take up too much room. You can play endless games with it such as piggy in the middle or practice football skills such as dribbling.

3) Nature Hunt/ Scavenger Hunt

Getting the kids to explore their surroundings in a nature or scavenger hunt is a great way to get them interested in nature and the environment. You can hunt for bugs, pebbles on a beach etc. If it's raining you can create a scavenger hunt in the tent by sending them to look for things such as pillows, mugs etc. The possibilities are endless. 

4) Water Play

Young children love wet play. They always seem to relish in getting as wet as possible. You can pack some water balloons which are small and cheap and have a water fight. You can fill up a bucket of water and let them pour things with mugs and cups. At our very first festival they had lots of bubbles which my eldest really enjoyed so we've been taking them with us ever since. You can read more about our first festival camping adventure here, Our First Family Festival - Wychwood.

5) Bike Rides

If you have the room then make sure you take bikes or scooters. They are perfect for exploring (and tiring the kids out too)

6) Toy Box

Lastly take a toy box. When it rains you will need things to help keep them entertained inside the tent. If you use something like a Trunki then it can also double up as a ride along. Pack things such as activity books, colouring books, craft items, glue etc. You can get the children to make some crafts using nature as their supplies. They could so some pebble art or pressing leaves and flowers.

Do you have any top tips for keeping children entertained whilst camping?

*This is a collaborative post*


1 comment

  1. That waterproof speaker looks awesome! I clicked through to see how much it was....sadly out our price range! But i love that music and dance was the first thing on your list of camping activities!!!! You make camping actually seem like it might be fun!


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