Even though we have survived our very first family camping trip ever at the Big Family Festivals despite the heavy rain, I still kept thinking what else I can do to make our stay a little more memorable despite the heavy rain. So here I have asked my fellow bloggers for some tips.
Laura, fivelittledoves: Take wellies! You’re going to need them and there’s nothing worse than soggy feet!!
Jodie, maidenheadmum: Try not to have everyone wearing jeans as they take so long to dry out when they’re wet. Leggings or tights under a skirt or shorts are much better. Not such a good look for the Dads though!
Pete, householdmoneysaving: If you have young children, a travel potty is a great help. It saves having to make multiple trips to the toilet in the rain.
Samantha, mrsmulledwine: Take a collapsible storage box for your tent and use it to store wellies so you don’t get your tent covered in mud. Thick snuggly socks are good for night – I like the ones from Primark.
Laura: themammafairy: Zip lock bags! For everything! I use them for wet clothes and used kids underwear. For snack and little toys. I think I have an obsession especially with the IKEA ones
Debbie, myboysclub: Make sure tent is waterproof before you go; put the tent up properly; Take a clothes line and pegs so you can dry things – use inside if you have a big enough tent and rain doesn’t stop; lots of plastic bags for putting wet things in; and a pack of cards!
Elizabeth, thehomemakersjournal: Grab your doormat or take old towels to line the entrance to your tent to prevent bringing mud into dry areas, extra towels are also handy for wiping down a wet tent and gear when it’s time to pack up.
Hannah, travellingwithleo: Newspaper to stuff inside wet shoes to help them dry quicker.
Veronica, myparentingjourney: Bring wet wipes! Wet wipes and toilet roll are another must have for cleaning yourself up after a muddy day in the field. Wet wipes are a quick replacement for a shower and when you get muddy, they’re a godsend.
Helen, www.talkingmums.com: Wet wipes, lots of plastic bags, a box for shoes/wellies and some thick socks to keep your feet snugly at night! Airbeds are a must too. Camping mats are ok but airbeds make for a better nights sleep!
Christy, welshmum: Have a camping lantern or even something fun like fairy lights for inside the tent. If it starts bucketing down the skies can go black and it can feel a little dark and oppressive. Soft and fun lighting will make it feel cosy and warm instead of dreary!
Rachel, mummahub: Take colouring books, pack of cards or travel games to keep the kids entertained. Hot chocolate to warm up after getting wet. Keep a change of clothes just for the tent so they keep dry, snuggly jumper and thick socks are a must.
Leyla, motherhooddiaries: I create a mini camping / festival related ‘Activity Pack’ for the boys, which include a mini pencil case with a pencil, rubber and some crayons / colouring pencils and then I print out some camping themed wordsearches, picture crosswords and colouring pages, as well as any other activities I can find on the net. So, when they get bored, they tuck into their activity packs in the comfort of their waterproof tent, along with a lunchbox of snacks and they’ll be kept amused for hours! x
& That is it!
Do also check out our “Eating Outdoor Tips For A More Memorable Family First Camping Trip“ post too.
Do you have any tips you would like to add? Do let us know in the comment below, we love to hear about it. x