When you go camping with kids, it can be a roller coaster of joys and challenges. Taking the family camping around Australia “ups the ante” even more…because you’re stuck with each other for longer! So, how do you deal with the challenges and get the most joy? Here are some ideas to try...
As we travelled, we worked out some everyday tips that made life easier and took away some of the challenges of camping with kids. Your challenges may be different to ours depending on the age of your children, but you might find these tips a useful start.
Have you ever tried cramming everything in the car for a weekend of family camping? All that stuff... even if you only pack the essentials, it feels as though there’s no space to fit it all! Imagine the nightmare when you’re camping with kids for months on end. Here are some ideas on what family camping gear to take, and what not.
Long car trips are boring for children. We have a few
different techniques we use to keep our kids happy on the road. They usually
work, but sometimes a good stop and run around is the best solution. Car games
help make time go faster, the more options you have the better! Not to mention that you can use time in the car to get a head-start on home schooling!
A big part of our Australia camping trip was hiking. To see many beautiful places, you’ll need to walk to get there. That means your kids need to walk too, or be carried (argh!). Try these ideas to get your children hiking.
We loved days spent just hanging around our campsite. Our kids came up with some very imaginative camping games
that kept them entertained at the campsite for hours. We came up with a couple too.
Taking babies camping has its own set of challenges, but it can still be done. Both our kids have been camping since they were a few months old. If you’re up for it, try these ideas to help take your baby camping.
Absolutely…our family unit has been tested in ways that just don’t
come up in everyday life. Our trip around Oz has taught us that we are a team. We are 100% "with each other" all the time. Here's what you can expect...
Camping with kids can be a great joy for everyone, once you get past some of the challenges. Taking your children camping around Australia is a special experience that will continue to shape their lives for years afterwards.
It might seem overwhelming at first, but trust me…it’s worth it!Trip around Oz › Kids & Camping Trip around Oz › Kids & Camping