Camping trips are one of the best ways to bring your family together for some quality bonding time. You can get outside in the fresh air while having fun with your loved ones, away from the usual stresses of everyday life.
If you’re somebody who’s been camping several times before, you probably already have a list of activities that you like to do on your holiday. For those of you who’ve never been camping, you’ll need to buy one of the local campers for sale before you can even begin to think about what activities you’re going to do while you’re away.
But even if you’re a regular camper, it’s always nice to switch things up. Below, we’ve listed some great activities to try with your family when you head on your next camping trip.
1. Build a Fire
Embrace your inner caveman or woman and build a fire by your camper van. This is one of the best ways to engage your whole family, including the kids, and teach them important camping skills.
Of course, you’ll need to make sure that it’s safe and legal to start a fire where you camping before you can do anything. But once you’ve got permission, you can start collecting logs and sticks to fuel your fire.
During the evenings, you can sit around the campfire and play games, sing songs, or roast marshmallows with your loved ones.
2. Play ‘Capture the Flag’
Capture the flag is a classic camping game and it’s perfect when you’ve got very few materials to use for your entertainment. This team-building game will bring your whole family together in a friendly competition.
It gets everybody’s heart rates up and improves physical fitness. You can burn off excess energy and feel your muscles working hard as you try to capture the flag. Afterward, you can relax around your campfire or snuggle into your sleeping bag for a great night’s sleep.
3. Go Hiking
If you’re camping somewhere near a forest or mountain, take the opportunity to go hiking. Make sure everybody has the proper shoes for walking across rocky terrains and full water bottle to stay hydrated during the hike.
Traveling up mountains or through forest trails is another great way to get physical activity into your day in a way that’s enjoyable. It will get your children involved in exercise for at least a few hours of the day and they get to enjoy the stunning views at the end of the journey.
If you’re looking for a great alternative to hiking on your camping trip, consider climbing instead. Check to see if there is a climbing wall on your campsite or somewhere nearby and book a session for your family to have some fun.
For those of you who are already expert climbers, bring your own ropes and harness, and find a suitable mountain to scale.