Camping trips are eccentric family entertainment — but your holiday can feel like fallen flat if the weather turns terrible. You do not worry; even on wet days, you all can have an excellent time with plenty of memories that do not require blazing sunshine. Rainy camping trips are fantastic– here are some tips on how you can realize that.
Mother and daughter are playing in the rain wearing colorful raincoats. Your kids also have the best children’s play tent for a picnic.
First things first, you check out what is accessible nearby. Indoor attractions counting museums and local leisure centers that you may have neglected for outdoor pursuits are your target. Investigate child-friendly sites for entertainment: galleries, aquariums, theatres, and local cafes may have fun activities to keep your kids fascinated, or you can make a trip to the best hot chocolate places in the city to see which ones get top marks from the kids.
Cozy up inside
Want to stay snuggly inside a play tent? Camping with children on a rainy day means distributing with lethargy and boredom, thus bringing a range of family-friendly games that require all relevant ages. Also, one pack of cards can do wonders — but perennial favorites like Trivial Pursuit can also work wonders. If your children are older, Lego is an excellent idea; compete to create the most stupid creation. Always ensure the pieces are all picked up, though, thus you do not end up with one stuck in your foot.
Take to the tech
A portable DVD player with your old family favorites is a good bet if you are not tech-averse during family camping trips. Pop some popcorn, create a pretend ‘theatre’ inside your camping tent, go the whole hog. Books are also a good partner, particularly read-aloud ones where melodramatic voices are necessary. Father and son play a card game in their best children’s play tent while it rains outside.
Carry on regardless
Do you want to keep it close to the campsite? Rain should not impede you if you head outdoors; some landscapes look their top in drifting rain, like moors or spectacular coastline. Ensure everybody has wet weather gear and that you have a water-resistant map — before you set off on a trek or a walk. You can stick to forests and places with natural cover if you want some relief from the rain.
Swimming in the rain is fun too, as you will have some protection from flies and mosquitos. You have to pack extra rubbish bags, to keep towels and changes of dress warm and dry when you go to the water. But, though finding a swimming spot is great fun, do not go near unclean or fast-flowing water (rain will not make it more hygienic or safer), and you must stay well away during lightning storms.
Ensure you have plenty of dry newspaper to help dry out wet your socks and clothes in training for the sparkling clean sunshine that is undoubtedly coming. If you know there is a strong probability of rain before you set out on your camping tour, it is an excellent plan to pack an extra tarp. Thus you have somewhere to store children’s shoes, food, and other things that have to stay dry.