Tuesday September 4, 2018
According to the Great Britain Tourism Survey, Brits take 15.39 million camping and caravanning trips annually. As a result, caravan and holiday parks have seen their turnover increase by 9% in a five year period. With childhood obesity on the rise and one survey finding that children spend as much as 32 hours per week watching television, now is the time to ditch the box and embark on a family camping trip. In order to make sure you have a great trip we recommend these must-have gadgets.
Quality family time
Camping is the ideal time for families to enjoy quality time together. The Modern Father Project has revealed that in one in three families both parents work full-time, therefore, a camping trip is the ideal way to make the most of your time off together. A set of walkie-talkies is the perfect gadget for slightly older children on their first outdoor trip and they’re sure to relish being able to send you updates on their findings as they venture ahead of you. Walkie-talkies are also a great way to keep in touch with your offspring when they’re out of sight and when phone signal is weak or non-existent.
While quality family time is essential for your mental health, your relationships and happiness, it’s good to have some alone time. A torch is an essential item for any camping trip and is a particularly great gadget for children who’ll spend hours making shadow shapes with one. Of course, it’s also a handy tool to have when walking around in the dark. A pair of binoculars will also keep kids amused while you’re busy cooking some sausages or resting your achy feet. There’s the potential to spot lots of different types of wildlife when camping anywhere in the world and children of all ages will love seeing them up close with a quality pair of binoculars.
Time to sleep
In the evenings and at night time, the temperature can drop significantly. Therefore, gadgets which will keep the entire family toasty are a must. Hand Warmers are great little tools which take up minimal space in your luggage but are effective. Meanwhile, underfloor heating in the style of a heated carpet is the perfect way to ensure the whole family enjoys a good night’s sleep. And don’t forget to protect yourself from bugs which have a habit of creeping out during the night. SomesetLive states that there are 13 types of insect bites and stings which people should be on the lookout for when camping. These include mites, mosquitoes, ticks, and gnats. One of the best ways to protect you and your family is to arm yourself with the latest anti-bug protection tools and devices, such as a mosquito net and insect repellent.
These days, there are a vast array of gadgets which will ensure you and your family experience an unforgettable camping trip. Therefore, when packing your bags don’t forget the basics, such as your torch and bug protection. Meanwhile, luxuries, such as warming aids make for a comfortable trip for all.
This guest blog was written by Cass London