Camping with children, especially toddlers and babies, can be a daunting experience. For most of us camping with children takes us out of our parental comfort zone and into the unknown. We’re stripped of the things that we might rely on at home day to day to entertain and occupy the minds of our offspring. Well fear not…children are incredibly skilled at making their own fun and adventures given the chance…and if you do get stuck for ideas, why not try some of these:
Build a campfire
Kids love the excitement of building a fire. Under the watchful eye of a responsible adult allow the children to collect firewood and help stack it ready to ignite.
A must on any camping trip. You could even take it a step further and cook some delicious S’mores!
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Send the children off on a mission to find a collection of natural items like a feather, a daisy and an acorn.
Get the wellies out and go for a walk in a stream. It’s amazing what you notice when you look at the environment from a different perspective!
Embrace natures playground. Climb and swing from the branches …or make a den!
Encourage the children to help with the washing up..and if that fails let them use with the soapy water to clean their toys.
Look for signs of wildlife. Can you find burrows, droppings, feathers or fur?
See how many things you can spot in the trees or in the sky. Birds, planes, gliders…how many can you count?
And the best thing is these activities all come free courtesy of Mother Nature! What else would you add?