Guest post by Emma Carey
For many of us, some of the best holiday memories from childhood probably include time spent on a beach and on a campsite. And today, it’s still possible to have those kinds of bucket and spade holidays with our own families. The only difference these days is that the facilities are far superior to what they used to be, and for those of us who aren’t that comfortable with sleeping under canvas now, there are plenty of great alternatives on holiday parks such as renting a mobile home, bringing your own touring caravan or staying in a log cabin or holiday lodge.
For those wishing to camp in the UK are there are holiday parks in South Devon Like Parkdean, and Cornwall, Wales, and Scotland to name but a few spectacular locations.
And who does the planning for these family holidays?
It’s the women in the family who build in the success factor.
The great thing about staying on a holiday park is that they are more often than not in a stunning setting, with easy access to the beach or other natural attraction. Added to this you have entertainment on site, and not just organised entertainment like a kids’ club (although many sites have these).
You also have plenty of other families with young children staying in the same places, meaning there’s great potential for your kids to make friends while they’re on holiday – and leaving you with some time where you can just relax and read a book.
Camping is a great way to holiday and have bonding time with your children, especially as the focus is often on outdoor and physical activities. You can also do things you wouldn’t necessarily do at home like cook over a campfire. If you haven’t tried a camping trip with your family yet, give it a go, even if you really would rather be in a five star hotel somewhere! At the very worst you won’t enjoy it and it’ll be something you don’t repeat, but it’s more than likely that you and everyone with you will have a great time and it may be the beginning of a new family tradition.