Going camping as a family can be a really affordable way to enjoy a holiday. It’s great not just for exploring the UK but also for spending time in other countries, where camping can be a cheap way to stay. But camping can also be pretty uncomfortable if you don’t get it right. It might be ok for the kids, but your ageing body might not be so happy to sleep so close to the ground. Fortunately, there are more comfortable options if you want to make sure your camping trip is memorable for the right reasons. Try these ideas for a comfy camping trip.
Pick a Glamping Spot
If camping in a tent isn’t really your thing, consider some glamping options instead. Some of them offer you a bigger tent, such as a yurt, with a comfortable living setup. Others might be cabins, pods, and other types of accommodation. The idea is that they offer you a bit more comfort compared to a normal tent, you don’t have to set anything up yourself, and you can enjoy some quirky and unusual places to stay too. Lots of glamping spots have some great facilities that you can use during your stay too.
Kit Out a Motorhome
Another option for people who don’t want to be in a tent is to stay in a motorhome. You can hire one or, if you really enjoy holidaying in one, you could buy one. There are plenty of ways to improve a motorhome, with add-ons like motorhome towbars available to help you customise yours to your liking. Motorhomes come in different sizes with a range of different facilities. Some of them are more basic and are mostly just designed for sleeping in, while others offer some more comfortable facilities for sitting, cooking, and other activities.
Use a Bigger Tent
If you are going to stay in a tent, one of the easiest ways to improve your experience is to use a bigger tent. A larger tent with a couple of different sleeping areas and a living area that you can stand in makes a huge difference to the comfort of your camping trip. You can have one bedroom for parents, another for the kids, and space to put all of your things too. Of course, if you have a big tent, you’re also going to need a larger space to pitch it. But that can give you plenty of room to do everything you want to do.
Elevate Your Sleeping and Cooking Facilities
Making your sleeping areas more comfortable and elevating your setup for cooking can make a big difference when you’re camping. If you’re driving, you don’t have to stick to sleeping bags and thin mats for sleeping. There should be more space for comfortable sleeping arrangements, whether it’s camping beds or airbeds. You can also pack a few cooking essentials, such as camping stoves and camping-friendly ingredients, so you can cook some good meals.
Camping doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. There are many ways you can make any camping trip more comfortable and fun.