Monday 27 May 2019
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Undiscovered England: Why a camping holiday should be your first choice this Summer!

camping with the grandparents

Undiscovered England: Why a camping holiday should be your first choice this Summer!

Has anyone ever enthusiastically recounted to you the beauty of the Lake District or the wonder of Stonehenge, and you’ve thought ‘I really must go there sometime’? But have still never gotten round to it, opting instead for familiar overseas destinations? Well why not make this the year you explore the tremendous sites, attractions, and natural beauty that our own island has to offer. More and more holidaymakers are choosing to explore the sites and landscapes of their own backyard in preference to travelling to far-flung places – and here’s why…

There is so much to explore here in the UK

Often, when you holiday abroad, you meet locals who say things like ‘Oh, I love England – we found the beaches of Cornwall beautiful’ or ‘the highlands of Scotland were great for walking and experiencing real nature’ and you have to meekly admit, with some embarrassment, that you have never experienced these yourself, even though they’re practically on your doorstep. Well, now is the time to correct this – and what better way than with a camping or caravanning trip. There is a whole host of camping and caravanning holiday options around the UK, so there’s bound to be one that suits your wants and needs.

Connecting with loved ones

A camping or caravanning holiday gives you the opportunity to travel as near or far as is convenient for you and your family, meaning that you can provide for the needs of everyone you’re travelling with. Getting your family out into nature and enjoying activities together is the perfect bonding experience.

And it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing luxury! Camping doesn’t have to be ‘rough and ready’ – with terms such as ‘glamping’ (glamourous camping) and ‘gramping’ (camping holiday with grandparents) becoming more and more popular these days, it is an indication of the luxury to which modern campers are becoming accustomed and the kind of people it’s attracting. Whether you choose to pitch up a tent and really get in touch with nature or live in a little more luxury with a caravan or motorhome holiday, there is something for everyone.

With a greater number of people opting for breaks that include multiple generations of family members, the summer holidays are a great time to take your grandchildren away, either with or without their parents, to make precious memories and gain the many benefits from an active holiday. The Camping and Caravanning Club recently shared figures that show 84% of campers saying that camping holidays are good for a child’s health – so what better way to spend time with your grandchildren whilst making sure they’re fit and healthy!

It makes good financial sense

So many of us would more readily up and go on a holiday abroad to somewhere like Spain or France, opting for the seemingly ‘easier’ option of familiarity and what is considered ‘the norm’. However, what is becoming more normal, according to many figures on ‘staycations’, is the trend of Brits taking their summer holiday in the UK. And it makes complete sense! Camping and caravan holidays can work out much more cost effective, avoiding steep flight prices and hotel accommodation. Whether you make a long term investment in buying a caravan that you can use for years, or you simply buy a reasonably priced tent and camping equipment for a one-off family trip, there are options to suit any budget!

There are health benefits aplenty!

Not only is this a stress free way to holiday, but it’s a way to get away from everyday stresses, such as work and the hectic social schedules we build for ourselves these days. It’s time to connect with nature, be active and enjoy time with loved ones. The activities that often accompany these holidays, such as walking, cycling and even canoeing, are beneficial, not only to our physical wellbeing, but to our mental and emotional health as well.

If a camping holiday sounds like the perfect choice for you this summer, you can get more information and explore the many options available have a look at The Camping and Caravanning Club.

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