Rainy Festival – Things To Be Prepared For A More Memorable Family First Camping Trip


Rainy Festival - Things To Be Prepared For A More Memorable Family Camping Trip


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.


Rainy Festival - Things To Be Prepared For A More Memorable Family Camping Trip


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! 


Rainy Festival - Things To Be Prepared For A More Memorable Family Camping Trip


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


Su x

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Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 26/09/2017 / 9:08 am

    I love the idea of fairy lights in the tent and I’ll have to remember the newspaper trick for next time! X

  2. 26/09/2017 / 12:26 pm

    Loving reading everyone else’s tips too!

    • 02/10/2017 / 10:03 pm

      They are great tips aren’t they. I hope you’ve find it helpful. 🙂 x

  3. 26/09/2017 / 1:15 pm

    Love the tips, although I’m still not sure I can be convinced to go camping.
    Maybe I should try it a least once to see what I’m missing.

  4. 26/09/2017 / 2:37 pm

    I typically travel with a box of ziploc bags (or at least a small bundle of several different sizes) they do come in so handy for everything from wet clothes to keeping beach treasures safe.

  5. 26/09/2017 / 3:14 pm

    We got rained on for 2 weeks during a camping trip to Sweden a few years back. It was just the two of us back then, but we haven’t really felt like repeating that experience with our little one… I did promise our little man we would camp in his grandparents’ backyard next summer. We’ll see how that goes 😉 #ExplorerKids

    • 02/10/2017 / 10:58 pm

      Aww… I think he’ll like that before the real deal when he is a little older. x

  6. 26/09/2017 / 9:05 pm

    Wonderful tips for a special camping trip with the family. I hope my girls grow up to be amused by nature. Lord knows I’ll be pushing it on them to combat screen time. #explorerkids

    • 02/10/2017 / 11:10 pm

      lol! Oh – yes, the great outdoor is great – when it doesn’t rain. lol! x

  7. 26/09/2017 / 9:38 pm

    Loads of fab tips Su thanks for sharing we’re hoping to go camping next year with our little one for the first time so this is really helpful. I especially love the soft lighting for inside the tent, ziploc bags, and activity packs! xxx

  8. 26/09/2017 / 10:58 pm

    I would have to add – take a dustpan and brush to sweep up the leaves and grass that gets everywhere! I like the idea of fairy lights. Will have to add some to our camping boxes x #ExplorerKids linky

  9. 27/09/2017 / 12:22 am

    I second the travel potty! It’s so handy to have while camping and driving on long road trips.

    • 02/10/2017 / 11:27 pm

      Yes! Me too! I went to camping just Ethan & me once. It was a really lovely mummy & son time together. He was just doing the potty training then.

  10. 27/09/2017 / 3:05 am

    So many great tips! I love asking readers and fellow bloggers for ideas for this type of post. We haven’t done a family camp out yet, but I’m going to remember these tips – towels sound super handy!

    • 02/10/2017 / 11:29 pm

      Oh yes! You will need towel just incase it get too cold at night too, you can use it as a blanket.

  11. 27/09/2017 / 11:14 am

    Very sensible advice from experienced campers! My girls wear their wellies everywhere anyway so we’ve got that covered! #ExplorerKids

  12. 27/09/2017 / 12:25 pm

    Such a great post! I love the idea of fairy lights in the jar! It rained the first night we took my daughter camping for the first time and we were stuck inside the tent!! I’ll bookmark this page for next time we plan to go away 🙂

    • 02/10/2017 / 11:32 pm

      I know how you feel. That cabin feeling is just seem to long to get over with. Thank you for bookmaking us. x

  13. 27/09/2017 / 2:45 pm

    I also go nowehere without ziplock bags since I am a mom. And we do waterproof our coats and bags and all each year. nice tips thanks! #explorerkids

  14. 27/09/2017 / 6:11 pm

    One year we were camping and there was a thunder storm during the night. We woke up and the gorund was so muddy and we’d forgotten our wellies. We always make sure we take them with us now. Sarah #ExplorerKids

  15. 29/09/2017 / 6:48 pm

    There are certainly a number of fantastic suggestions here. #ExplorerKids

  16. 02/10/2017 / 12:14 pm

    Some really great tips! We hope to attend more festivals and to camp more so this will be a very hand resource. Thank you for sharing #explorerkids

    • 02/10/2017 / 11:37 pm

      That’s great! I’m glad it is helpful. Do let us know where you are about and how you got on with your camping trips too. I’d love to hear all about it. xx

  17. 17/12/2017 / 6:45 am

    Thanks su for sharing awesome tips. I will share this post on my timeline.

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