If you are heading off with your kids on a summer camping holiday in and around the UK this summer you are probably in the process putting together a packing list for your kids to ensure they have everything they need for your adventure holiday!
Whether you are camping in the West Country, The New Forest the Peak District or one of the hundreds of other fantastic family-friendly campsites located around the UK, the hot topic for all parents is likely to be: Kids clothing. What sort of clothing and how much?
Knowing what to pack for your kid’s summer camping holiday can be tricky to get right, particularly if it’s your first family camping trip! We would recommend a little bit of planning and organization ahead of your holiday will go a long way and avoid you forgetting to take any of the essentials.
Below, we have put together a short Q&A to get you started with your kid’s holiday packing with plenty of tips to ensure they go with all the clothing essentials for a camping trip.
Questions: What clothing essentials will my kids need for a camping holiday?
Answer: The obvious essentials for a summer camping holiday are shorts and t-shirts but it’s a good idea to think about the activities you might be organising during your trip to help plan what sorts of clothes to pack for your kids. Although most large campsites have washing facilities it’s always a good idea to pack plenty of spares.
Question: What clothing should I pack for my kids camping holiday to prepare for all weather conditions?
Answer: We may have been experiencing scorching temperatures so far, this summer but British summers are renowned for their changeability.
As well as summer and lightweight clothing, waterproofs are essential for camping holidays. Jumpers and trousers will also come in handy during the evenings when it the temperature cools down, particularly if you are dining al fresco.
Top tip: It’s more likely to be windy at a coastal campsite such as Fen Farm Caravan & Camping Site in Essex, so remember to pack some extra layers just in case.
Question: What types of footwear are my kids likely to get the most use out of whilst camping?
Answer: When it comes to kid’s footwear for a camping holiday, variety is the key. A pair of comfy trainers and sandals are likely to see the most use but a pair of wellies for rainy days, flip flops for camp shower blocks and even a pair of jelly shoes will come in handy if you are heading to the beach for a spot of rock pooling.
Question: How much can I expect to spend on clothing for my kid’s summer camping trip?
Answer: This is entirely up you and prices can vary widely depending on where you choose to shop. If you know your kids a likely to come home from your camping holiday with muddy clothes and rips in their jeans then going budget might be your best option. However, if you are looking, for example, an effective waterproof coat, it’s always best to spend a little more and invest in quality.
Top tip: Shop around online for the very best prices and check for promotional codes. House of Fraser is currently offering a range of promotions throughout July & August, including discount codes up to 75% off their kid's range.
Question: Is there any other type of clothing my kids are likely to need for a camping holiday?
Answer: We’ve covered the basics but there are plenty of little extra clothing essentials you can pack your kids camping holiday to make sure they are happy and comfortable. A hat & sunglasses will definitely come in handy, along with spare socks if you are planning any high-energy activities such as mountain biking.
Follow our suggestions and you will find yourself ready in no time to get the car packed and set off with the kids on your family camping trip.
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Life on a campsite is tailored for children, so there’s never a dull moment from the instant you arrive at your pitch. They love the freedom, the space to run around and explore. And of course there’s plenty of opportunity for getting slightly grubby – and the chances of a bath are slim which is even better news for most under 12s.