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Organizing a camping trip with children

Going camping with children is a topic that has been discussed many times. But it cannot be denied that you can never have too much knowledge and you can always absorb a few more tips on the subject. And also ask a few questions to dispel any doubts - especially when the person asking the question is the organizer of a trip during which the youngest participants are under the care of the traveler.

Before you set out, it's wise to do some research on a few issues that may concern you. To find out about them, you can thoroughly search the Internet and call or send an e-mail to the owners of the campsite you are interested in.

Questions to ask before going camping with a child

First of all, you need to answer the most important question: what type of camping site is it ? Most often, owners provide information on the website that makes it clear whether it is an ideal place for young people, where discos and other types of animations will be organized every night, or rather a quiet family campsite where even children can sleep. Another important issue is discounts. It may turn out that a given campsite offers favorable promotions for families, discounts for children, etc. You can also check other attractions at the campsite - is there a swimming pool, a common room, maybe a mini zoo? What does the children's playground look like?

It is also important to know whether showers are paid additionally or included in the accommodation fee. And also whether the bathrooms and toilets are clean - although the honest answer to this question will probably not be found on the campsite's website, but on forums and portals where users exchange opinions. For families with children, it is very important that there is a laundry and drying room in a given place. The presence of a washing machine at the campsite will significantly reduce the amount of clothes you need to take with you. In addition, access to the kitchen will be useful, especially after an eventful day. Preparing food by the fire or grill is great fun for children, but when they are tired, they may complain if they wait too long for the meal.

If we are going to a place where it is hot and the sun shines most days, a great advantage of the campsite is its trees . The same applies to a swimming area - if it is an area by a river or lake. It is worth finding out in advance whether the swimming area is guarded and what access is available (is there a beach or maybe a pier?).

Children camping

After collecting a solid base of information about the campsite, we can hit the road. We will probably encounter various situations on site, but this is obvious when we are among a large number of tourists. Various tourists, I might add. In any case, we will be prepared and aware of the amenities we have chosen.

Other tips on traveling with children can be found in the article: Baby on board, or how to keep children occupied while driving .


A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)

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