3 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy When Camping

There are few better feelings than heading off on a camping trip. Whether this is as a family, with a group of mates, by yourself, or even with colleagues as a team bonding experience, escaping the stresses of daily life and reconnecting with nature can do you a world of good. Preparation is key to an enjoyable trip and this all starts with your journey there as you will want to pack everything that you need and have short-term car insurance so that you can split the driving up and save your energy for your trip!

So, what are some of the best activities for your camping itinerary?

 

1. Get Active With Water Sports

Camping near a body of water is ideal because it can give you all kinds of activities, plus being by the water is known to be good for mental health. If you want a peaceful activity then it is hard to beat fishing as you can relax and take in your surroundings. If you are looking for something a bit more active, you could try your hand at canoeing or kayaking as these are activities that can be good fun, and exciting. Swimming or even snorkelling are other fun water activities to try, so be sure to pack your swimming gear!

 

2. Classic Campfire Games

After an active day of exploring, there is nothing better than sitting around the campfire and playing a few games. It is hard to beat board games, so you might want to pack a few classics as well as a few new games to try. Just a few options include:

  • Monopoly
  • Blackjack
  • Cluedo
  • Bananagrams
  • Backgammon

A shadow puppet show can also be a fun game to play, especially with kids. You can learn how to make all kinds of shapes with your hands beforehand and then use your tent to create a show. For the more chilled evenings, there is nothing better than simply gazing up at the stars and enjoying some good food and drink.

 

3. Build a Sense of Adventure With Outdoor Activities

No camping trip is complete without adventure and there are a few ways to incorporate this into your trip. Hiking gives the chance to explore and see some wildlife and you could even create a scavenger hunt to bring some fun competition to your trip. Finding wood for a campfire can also be a rewarding experience and you can then enjoy the fruits of your labour by making s’mores.

A camping trip can be a great opportunity to escape daily life and reconnect with nature. To make the most out of this experience, you will want to make sure that you have a range of fun activities to enjoy and this post should give you a few ideas to try and help you to decide what to bring along on your trip.