Most families leave it until the summer before they pack the tent and head out camping. The promise of a “BBQ summer” and long lazy days spent sipping G&T’s. But why wait until summer when there are so may good reasons to go camping in spring.
One of the joys of camping in spring is watching nature come alive. The sleeping bulbs of daffodils and bluebells wake up. Birdsong is all around you. And the trees start to come into leaf. If you’re outside for most of the day, then you get to witness this up close. A perfect time to take some photos or go for a nature walk.
Going out of season is generally a bit cheaper. Some sites that open all year round offer really good discounts in spring especially for mid-week camping. And if you’ve got a large family these discounts can really make a difference.
Another advantage of camping out of season is that there are less people around, both on the campsite and visiting local attractions.. So you get more space and less crowds - what could be better? And you have more chance of bagging the best pitch.
Everyone wishes for hot weather when they’re camping but if you want to do some decent cycling or hiking, then the cooler spring days can be far more comfortable if you want to cover longer distances. You won’t over heat or need to drink as much water.
A campfire should be part of every camping trip but they are particularly good for spring camping. A campfire will give you heat and light in the evening so you can extend your evenings outside.
There are often organised activities for children in spring. Nature walks, Easter egg hunts, adventure days. Check local guides online for more information. There’s always something to do.
Hopefully that’s given you a few good reasons to dust off the tent and get something booked.
And if you do decide to give it a go then here’s a few tips:
And if you need some ideas on where to go – try this list of campsites that are open all year.
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