Try camping this Summer

If you are still to organise your Summer holiday for 2014, and are looking for something to do that will provide a fun experience for all the family, you may want to consider camping. There is no better way to experience the great outdoors than on a campsite and there are some really fantastic sites scattered around the British Isles that offer a whole raft of experiences for adults and children of any age. My family has a static caravan in Wales and we spend many happy hours there each year, loving the British staycation as much as our foreign travels.

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My brother Ben and Joe enjoying the great outdoors

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Pete in charge of the barbecue

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chilling in the sun with my mom.

Camping offers good value for money and a great way of keeping your holiday within a set budget. You can pay for your stay by the night on most campsites, and can decide if you want to stay in a natural wilderness or nearer to the seaside. You can take your own food and enjoy outdoor living and barbecues, helping to avoid restaurants and cafes that can drive up your budget. Camping is also great for those who really enjoy outdoor pursuits, from exploring and rambling, to rafting, fishing and climbing. These days you can even make sure you have all the basic commodities like a portable toilet available, so who wouldn’t enjoy a break in the great outdoors.  But if life under canvas is not for you, many campsites also have hook-ups for touring caravans, or offer more luxurious accommodation, like lodges, cabins and static caravans.

Some of the loveliest campsites for family stays are in beautiful Scotland, and Indespension has produced a map detailing Scotland’s top 15 campsites. The map tells you all the facilities you can find on-site, from supermarkets, play areas, walks and trails and swimming pools. There are also sites with sauna’s and spas for those more into ‘glamping’ than camping.

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Are you taking a holiday in the UK this summer, or are you traveling further afield? I would love to hear your holiday plans this year.

Collaborative post with Indespension to promote Scotland’s holiday camps.


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