Later this month, I’m taking my 6 year old camping for the first time. I’ve not been camping in a good 12 years, so feel like a total newbie. This will be my first camping trip as a parent, so I am trying to plan ahead. I’m hoping this will make my first trip camping with kids a success.
I have booked the site, and opted to pay for the electrical hook up. I have bought the adaptor so I can charge the tech via there, too. We’ve got a tent and sleeping bags sorted as well as a pretty decent air bed. I’d love for us to be getting right off the beaten track, but I think a gentle introduction to camping will be a better approach.
The campsite we have chosen only has 21 tent pitches so it won’t quite be as away from it all as I’d like, but for an introduction to camping, I think it’ll be perfect.
The campsite has a play area, communal toilet and shower block, an indoor soft play centre and a small disco / bar. I’m sure the 6 year old will love it!
I’m mostly looking forward to teaching her the joys of roasting marshmallows on an open fire and making toast on a fire too.
Some people would laugh at the fact I have bought a camping toaster for just 1 night away, but for me, campfire toast is one of the best bits of camping.
All being well, my daughter will love camping and I’ll be able to take her brother camping soon too. Equipment wise, I still need to get a fair bit. Including torches, plates, cups and some small long life milk cartons (I can’t survive without tea)!
I’m pretty excited about our trip, and I’m sure I’ll share a post camping update soon! Do you have any tips for camping with kids for the first time?