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How to prepare for a family outdoor holiday

A holiday is a special time when families can come together and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re camping in Cornwall, hiking, or just spending time in nature, it’s important to make sure that everyone is safe and prepared for the trip because, with careful planning and preparation, your family can have an unforgettable holiday experience outdoors.

Therefore, here are several essential tips for preparing for a successful outdoor holiday with your family. From packing appropriate clothing to stocking up on snacks, these helpful hints will ensure that you’re ready for whatever comes your way during your next outdoor adventure!


Family enjoying a walk in the countryside

Pack Appropriate Clothing

Be sure to bring clothes that are suitable for the weather you’ll be experiencing on your outdoor holiday. Wear layers for colder temperatures so everyone can adjust their clothing as needed throughout the day. In warmer climates, light cotton fabrics will keep bodies cool and comfortable.

Also, remember to pack a few extra pairs of socks and shoes in case they get wet or dirty. However, don’t forget to bring clothes that are practical for activities. Shoes with good grip are essential for any outdoor excursion and help prevent slips, trips, or falls. Additionally, bring a hat and sunscreen to protect your family’s skin from harmful UV rays.

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The Tent and Sleeping Equipment

A tent is essential for any outdoor holiday, as it provides a safe and sheltered space, but you should check the size of your tent to ensure everyone will fit inside comfortably. You can also learn more here about the multiple-person tents – what is their capacity, what features are desirable, and what materials are best used in their construction. Additionally, be sure to bring a waterproof tarp or groundsheet for added protection against moisture.

As for sleeping equipment, ensure everyone has the appropriate gear for staying comfortable at night, such as thick blankets and warm sleeping bags. If you plan on being in cooler climates during the night, you’ll need to bring extra layers of clothing and a hot water bottle for added warmth.

Food and Drink Supplies

Don’t forget to pack enough food and drink supplies for the whole family! Make sure that your meals are both nourishing and easy to prepare. For instance, camping favourites are always good – hot dogs, soups, or chilli. If you’re looking for an extra special treat, bring some s’mores ingredients and enjoy the perfect outdoor snack!

However, be sure to bring enough clean drinking water and any other drinks your family will need during the trip. Packing a few snacks like trail mix and granola bars is also a good idea, in case everyone gets hungry between meals.

And if you like to dine outdoors, don’t forget to bring your cooking utensils and cutlery. Open stoves, or portable grills, can also be a great way to prepare meals for the family.

First Aid Kit

Furthermore, your family’s safety should always be your top priority when planning an outdoor holiday. Ensure you have a basic first aid kit on hand, so you can deal with any minor cuts or bruises during your trip. Other smaller injuries like blisters and insect bites may also occur, so be sure to pack some antiseptic wipes, bandages, and tweezers in your first aid kit.

On the other hand, if someone does get sick or injured during your trip, it’s best to seek professional medical assistance as soon as possible. Therefore, make sure that you also bring a contact list of local doctors and hospitals in case of emergency and a medication card or list of all the medications your family takes.

Fun Activities

Lastly, planning the activities and bringing the necessary gear for them is essential to ensure your family has an enjoyable outdoor holiday. You could bring a few board games or card decks to pass the time during rainy days, as well as some balls and frisbees for active fun when the weather is nice.

For more adventurous families, bringing along camping-friendly toys like kites, fishing rods, and even a portable basketball hoop will surely provide hours of fun. However, even something as simple as a nature scavenger hunt can be great for kids and adults alike.

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Family playing outdoors

Planning for a holiday outdoors with your family can be an exciting and rewarding experience. With careful preparation, you’ll have all of the necessary items to ensure that everyone has fun while staying safe.

From clothes suitable for any environment to food supplies and activities, these tips will help ensure a successful outdoor holiday with your family.

If you are looking for the perfect location for an outdoor holiday, look no further than Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall. Book your stay at our Campsite in Looe or get in touch for any questions.

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