Family camping can be a daunting prospect, whether you're heading to your local campsite, venturing overseas or packing up for your yearly family festival. Even with family camping at festivals such as Big Feastival, there are still a lot of things to think about which can make the whole adventure a little easier with kids of all ages. We've rounded up our top tips to make your family camping experience as carefree as possible.
Before you set off for your nearest campsite, make sure it’s fit for purpose. Some locations are fully equipped with all the facilities you need, but others can fall short, leaving you to brave the elements alone. Check that there are toilets close by – on your relaxing, stress-free getaway, you don’t want to be towing the kids from field to field when nature calls.
Consider your cooking plans, too. If you have idyllic visions of toasting marshmallows and telling spooky stories around the campfire, double check the site rules. Many have banned fire making, and some have even forbidden the use of barbecues.
If you’re heading to a family-centric festival such as Big Feastival, there will be dedicated family camping areas already allocated which makes the decision-making process even easier.