Finding the Right Campsite for you and Your Family

Finding the Right Campsite for you and Your Family

We’re big fans of camping, it’s a great way to get close to nature and enjoy some beautiful views. Plus, you usually don’t have the hassle of having to get in the car to reach the walking routes you want to enjoy. As you can see from reading our campsite reviews, we don’t mind giving up a few home comforts when we camp. Provided the site is located in a beautiful spot and is reasonably close to where we want to walk, we don’t let a lack of facilities stop us from staying there. Everyone wants something different from their holiday. I understand that our
approach to camping may not be for everyone. So, I thought I would put together a few tips to help you to find the right type of campsite for you and your family.

Tap into the experience of others
Before you book it makes sense to find out what other people have to say. You can find reviews in lots of different places including here on this general review website. It’s well worth reading a few of these and checking out what people say on forums. If you know someone who has stayed in the area you’re planning to visit ask them about the campsite they used. Make a note of potential issues, as well as features that appeal. For example, is the site well-drained? Are the toilets and showers kept clean? Is there always plenty of hot-water? If there is a shop, is it well stocked?

If you are planning to do several walks in the area it makes sense to choose a campsite that is central to all of them. Modern camping equipment makes it easier to pitch your tent and set things up. But, it’s better if you don’t have to do it every night. Being able to stay in one place frees up more time for you to enjoy your holiday activities. If you are travelling by car, think about how accessible the campsite will be if it rains. Driving up a track to a beautiful, remote camping spot is easy when it’s dry. But it doesn’t have to rain much for that same track to become impassable for a normal car.

Location is an important factor when choosing a campsite

Does it have the right facilities?
Double-check that the site has all the facilities you want. These days more and more campsites have electric hook-ups. If this is important to you, make it clear that you need a pitch that actually has this facility when you book. It’s also worth checking what the mobile phone signal is like on the site you are planning to stay on. Some people do not mind not having any internet, but for others, like online entrepreneurs (and bloggers!), not being able to get connected would be a disaster. You can download this app to help you to see what the signal is
like, but it’s also worth asking the site owner before you book.

What is included in the price?
When booking your campsite, make sure that you fully understand the costs. Most campsite owners are very clear about what is included, but it’s always worth double-checking if they charge extra for things, for example taking your dog, using the showers or parking.

Make a wish list of facilities to help you narrow down your campsite search

Understand the rules
It is also worth reading the rules. If you have kids who like to have a kick around you need to check whether that is allowed and in what parts of the campsite it is permitted, the same goes for campfires. Some campsites impose a quiet time as well for everyone’s enjoyment.

Provided you follow the tips above you should be able to pick the right campsite for you. Plus, when you arrive everything will be as you expected.



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