At UKfamilybreak we have partnered with some of the leading Camping and Caravan holiday providers throughout the UK to give you the best and latest holiday deals and discounts for your perfect camping break.
Ask any child and they’ll say they just love camping in the great outdoors. And with loads of caravan sites all over the UK and into Europe there is a great choice of holiday parks for all tastes and budgets.
If you are looking for a family camping holiday on a budget, there’s no cheaper option than one in a tent, especially when there are several of you and we all know kids just love camping.
These days camping is made so much more fun and enjoyable with many campsites or camping holiday parks offer static caravans or chalets and often pools or waterparks, kids’ clubs and more.
With a wide choice of experiences available, from no-frills nature camping breaks to luxurious glamping via hectic holiday parks, we’ve helped narrow the field so that you can find the best option for your budget.
From the blue flag beaches of Pembrokeshire Wales to the allure of the Cote d’Azur in France, there’s a campsite in easy reach.
These days you won’t find old rusty caravans pitched in the middle of a field but rather caravan sites with modern up to date facilities and caravans with the latest in fixtures and fittings.
Some static caravans even resemble semi permanent homes, lodges or holiday chalets.
The best thing about a camping holiday is the relaxed and fun atmosphere you’ll find on site with lots of families enjoying the facilities and alfresco holiday lifestyle.
And with many caravan sites now offering everything from entertainment, kids clubs, indoor and outdoor pools, shops and a timetable of planned activities for all ages, a camping holiday offers a family break to remember and at a cheap price too.
Here are our top tips when considering a camping or caravan holiday for the first time.
Try before you go
Never been camping before? Why not do a trial weekend somewhere local.
Or, even better and at no cost pitch up in your back garden first! You’ll either love it or hate.
Where’s the best campsite?
There are thousands of camp sites spread all over the UK, all offering different facilities and prices.
To help you take in this information overload, why not take a look at our camping holiday offers and deals page where you can choose a camp site from one of our recommended campsite partners.
This way you can compare all the facilities, local attractions and prices all in one place.
What camping gear to take
There are two categories of camper.
The old school camper, someone who likes to rough it and won’t pack anything but a tent, sleeping bag, penknife and a box of matches for lighting a fire.
Then there’s the modern day camper who expects a few mod cons and greater comfort from camping beds, pots and pans and electrical goods.
Whichever type of camper you are just make sure your car is big enough to take all your gear!
Cooking on a camping stove can be a challenge in itself.
A good idea is to take a disposable BBQ and even some tinned food and pasta for the rest of the trip.
You can normally buy milk, eggs, bacon and butter from the site shop, or local farm.
Tents don’t have fridges, so keeping perishable foods cool can be an issue.
However one solution is at most leading camping shops or online shops you can purchase cool bags that hook up to your car battery. But don’t overdo it, you don’t want to leave your car with a flat battery!
Yes at be prepared for being cold. Being cold from morning to night will not result in a pleasant holiday.
So make sure you take lots of bedding, fleeces and warm Pyjamas and of course the good hot water bottle. If sitting outside make sure you put on any hats, socks and fleeces as soon as the sun goes down.
Bored children and rainy days can lead to holiday misery especially if you get wet.
So waterproofs are an essential item in your camping bag.
Basically you need to plan for the worst and take plenty of dry clothes with lots of lots plastic bags for wet and muddy clothing.
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