7 Fun Things to do On Camping Trips for Families
Roughing it in nature doesn’t mean being bored. There’s plenty of exciting and fun activities to do on camping trips. Whether you’re an experienced camper or a novice, you and your family can enjoy the great outdoors with these entertaining and memorable experiences.
1. Make a campfire
There is nothing quite like the warmth and light of a crackling campfire. Snug within the glowing light you have a marvelously inviting area where activities such as singing, storytelling, and roasting marshmallows can be enjoyed. Establishing a campfire requires some caution, however; be sure to pay close attention to regulations and campground safety rules.
2. Play nature-themed games
Your family can appreciate the biodiversity of the outdoors while playing any number of nature-themed games. You can create your own scavenger hunt with clues that lead children to various outdoor landmarks, or hold a hiking tour where identification of unique plant specimens is rewarded.
3. Have an outdoor movie night
You can turn your camping experience into one of the most unforgettable events of the year with an outdoor movie night. All you need are your family, a laptop, and a portable projector and you can enjoy a movie in stunning natural scenery. Set up the projector away from the campfire, spread out some blankets, and you and your family can cozy up and enjoy a movie night under the stars.
4. Go fishing
If the camping grounds you’re visiting has a lake, river, or other body of water, spending a day fishing can be a delightful break from the everyday. Fishing is a wonderfully relaxing activity and can also be a source of delicious meals. While catching fish can be a fun and exciting experience, remember that some water areas are subject to stringent fishing regulations; be sure to brush up on the rules and regulations for the area beforehand.
Head away from the campfire and head towards an area that is away from any artificial lights and you will be provided a beautiful view of the night sky. Stargazing may help children understand the vastness of the universe. Bring a star chart so you can find well-known constellations and identify various celestial bodies. To make it even more romantic, bring some marshmallows to enjoy as you rest under the stars.
6. Have outdoor cooking competitions
A campsite provides the perfect opportunity to host a cooking competition. You can split into teams and take turns preparing meals from the food store. With the help of Dutch ovens, grills, or campfire cooking, anything can be cooked up on a camping trip—from elaborate five-course meals to smores by the fire.
7. Camping road trip
Organize a cafe outside your tent and whip up some hot drinks and snacks. Take a road trip along the nearby by roads to explore nearby attractions and towns and take plenty of pictures to remember the memories. You can also find places like waterfalls, lakes, rivers and other water bodies for an awe-inspiring camping experience.
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From bonding with your family as you build a campfire to embarking on a road trip to explore nearby attractions, there are plenty of activities to make your camping experience fun and unforgettable. As a father of three kids and experienced camper, I know just how valuable and special camping trips can be.