Glamping has been taking center stage in family holiday trends for some years now, as families with children have increasingly been trading holiday breaks abroad by luxury camping. If you are considering doing something like then you should check out something like glamping on Airbnb. With all the rage of mobiles, tablets and laptops, kids nowadays are disconnected from nature. I know a lot of families who take camper vans along with a RV battery, but I think glamping is so much better because you can be free from technology. If you do decide to go camping in an RV, you should contact an rv extended warranty company just so you know you’re covered if anything were to go wrong. Activities such as playing outdoors, exploring trails, climbing trees, fishing or cycling have become a rarity in modern childhood, and that’s where glamping holidays come in to inspire parents and kids to get back in touch with nature – as a family.
That’s why I’m bringing you 5 tips to make a glamping holiday fun, and an experience the whole family will remember.
1. Building a den
Get creative and keep the kids busy by building a den. They will learn about the different materials they can find in nature, as well as about the process of building a structure and, of course, teamwork. For safety, find a large area with flat ground to build the den over, and then it’s just a matter of getting the kids to collect branches, leaves and moss to start creating the structure. You can use trees as supporting posts, and if you’re really into the den building experience, you can also bring with you ropes to tie the branches together and a tarpaulin sheet to put over the den and make it waterproof.
2. Exploring nature
What would be the point of a glamping holiday if you didn’t get in touch with the realm of nature? Make exploring the outdoors an enjoyable activity for your kids by simply going on a woodlands walk, and letting them absorb the tranquility of their surroundings, observe the natural colors and shapes, touch the ground and the trees, and ask questions about the animals they see. Let the kids be kids and ask them to collect different things during the walk to create a nature collage back at the glamping site.
Glamping isn’t only about running around exploring, playing and always having activities to fill every hour of the day. Glamping is also about keeping things simple – sitting back, relaxing and just enjoying nature. You can ask your kids to look at the clouds and search for shapes, to observe the leaves in the trees and notice how they slightly move with the breeze, and at night, without light pollution in sight, you can ask them to gaze at the stars. These down times are also an important part of the experience, and you can also ask the kids later to draw what they saw.
4. Hunting for treasure
Children are naturally curious, so they love mystery and riddles. Take advantage of the natural surroundings of the glamping site and plan a scavenger hunt for the kids! Limit the search area and hide a few items in different places, create a few clues for their whereabouts and get the whole family involved in following the hunting trail. You can hide little treats for the kids, or just common objects – either way, it will certainly be a fun and challenging experience for them.
5. Building a campfire
Campfires are a tradition when camping, even if you’re camping in a glamorous style. So, collect wood branches and twigs, organize them into piles and light a fire! Gather the family around the campfire and prepare for a wonderful evening of family bonding, while sharing stories, laughing out loud and, of course, roasting marshmallows! Camping wouldn’t be camping if there weren’t marshmallows involved, right?
Getting away from the hassle of everyday modern life is one of the best things about a glamping holiday. Kids will be outdoors, breathing fresh air and enjoying the wonders nature has to offer, while parents can delve in tranquility and enjoy a relaxed and recharging family break. So, now that you have all these fun tips in hand, start planning your glamping getaway today!