In our busy world, it can be hard to find any time for family bonding. That’s why glamping with kids is a great choice to get back with family and make memories.
There are many benefits of glamping with kids, and we want you to have the best experience possible, so we’ve compiled these 17 tips for glamping with kids:
Tips for Glamping With Kids
Make sure that you have all of your gear ready before going out on your adventure. This includes things like water bottles, snacks, and sun protection. Forgetting the essentials while glamping with kids can be a night mare especially if your kids are much younger and need specific things to fully enjoy outdoor activities.
For example, they may not be able to withstand the sun if you forget to carry sunscreen. They may also have a hard time at night if you forget a mosquito repellant.
Check out our full glamping gear checklist with a downloadable pdf here.
2) Pack Light
Kids love carrying their packs when they’re in nature because it makes them feel significant and independent.
Remember that you don’t need much more than bug spray, sunscreen, extra clothes (just in case), water bottles, snacks, and a flashlight or headlamp.
3) Be Patient
Glamping with kids can be a lot of work, but remember to stay calm and enjoy the ride. Remember that you’re on vacation!
4) Bring Games, Activities and Entertainment
Including your favorite family games can keep your kids busy while you enjoy yourself.
Activities such flashlight tag, card games, board games, glow stick ring toss or bean bag toss are amazing choices to try out when glamping with kids.
5) Keep a Journal for Your Kids To Record Their Feelings
Keeping a journal allows kids to process their thoughts and feelings about things that may not be appropriate for them to tell you.
6) Pack a Few “Just Incase Items.”
You never know what may happen when you’re in the great outdoors. Packing a few extra items such as band-aids, snacks and sunscreen can be lifesavers if something happens.
7) Stay Close to Home Base
Glamping with kids is a great time to explore the outdoors, but it’s important not to stray too far from your glamp site.
Make sure that you know how long it will take for someone in your family to hike back and stay within eyesight of everyone else at all times!
8) Invest in a Good Pair of Shoes
Investing in the correct footwear is important because you will be doing A LOT of walking!
9) Let Your Kids Explore the Nature
Kids love exploring and finding new creatures in the great outdoors. Letting them explore is an excellent way to teach your kids how important it is not to touch certain things or animals.
11) Be flexible
While glamping with kids may seem like an easy process, there will be times when something unexpected happens that requires flexibility on everyone’s part!
Just remember that these are learning experiences for both of you, so try and have fun through whatever comes your way!
12) Have a backup plan
Glamping can sometimes get rained out, which means spending time inside together. Make sure that you have some indoor activities planned just in case this should happen!
You never know what could come up, so always make sure to keep an eye on the forecast!
13) Give each other space
While it may seem easy glamping with kids since there are so many people in your family, remember that sometimes everyone needs alone time after being out in nature for hours on end.
Make sure to plan different activities during certain parts of your day so that every family member has time to themselves if they wish.
14) Plan your activities ahead of time
If you know what activities you’ll want to do during the glamping trip, make sure that everyone has their lists so they don’t get distracted along the way!
This makes it easier on both parents and children because there won’t be any fights over whose turn it is at specific points in time.
15) Bring healthy snacks
Kids love getting treats while out on adventures but remember that some food may not agree with them or others in your family’s stomachs.
Make sure to bring some fruit and vegetables just in case this happens since these are more filling than other items like chocolate bars.
16) Have fun!
Glamping is one of the best ways to bond as a family while exploring nature together, which means that everyone should enjoy themselves during your trip no matter what happens along the way!
Being flexible will help you get through any situation that may arise but having fun is by far the most important thing here because it’s why we do this kind of stuff anyway, right? So go out there and start glamping today!!
17) Let each other rest
While some people seem like they can go forever, remember that everyone needs to rest at times. Make sure you let each other know when it’s time for a break, and don’t push yourself or your kids too hard no matter what!
Make sure to teach your kids how important it is not to touch certain things or animals. Be flexible while camping and have a backup plan just in case something happens! Having healthy snacks on hand will ensure that everyone stays full throughout the day, too, so remember that some food may not agree with their stomachs.
Let your kids explore the great outdoors and teach them how to be safe while doing this. Be prepared for anything that may happen, like bad weather or injuries, which can always come up when you least expect it!
Have fun no matter what happens during your glamping trip because at the end of the day, isn’t that why we do these things anyway?
Should it be about having a good time with everyone in our family after all, right?
So go out there and start enjoying life by starting glamping today!