With the warm weather and long evenings, there’s no better way to enjoy the summer than with a relaxing family glamping holiday. However, while there are sure to be some great days out in your chosen destination, family outings can soon become a costly affair. While the cost of some activities is unavoidable, there are a wide variety of outdoor pursuits that can be enjoyed for free by you and your family during your glamping experience. Below, we’ve compiled a list of just six:

1. Cycling

Whether you’re holidaying in a Cotswolds cabin or glamping in Wales, cycling is an exciting activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family at any location. If you are a family of bikers, you will likely already own bikes that you can bring along with you during your trip. However, if cycling is not something that you do very often, there is sure to be bikes available for hire at your chosen destination. Spend the day cycling in the sunshine and feeling the breeze ruffle your hair as you traverse winding country roads or ascending mountain trails.

2. Hiking

The ultimate outdoor activity, hiking is a great way to explore an area with children, whether it be coast or country. Wander through dense forests or beautiful moorland, along rugged coastal paths or scenic headlands with your family in tow. If you would like to enjoy a day of hiking, it’s best to plan a route beforehand to ensure you choose one that’s long enough to last the entirety of the day. If not, pick a place and simply stroll to your heart’s content!

3. Foraging

Foraging is a fantastic way to entice your little ones out to explore; after all, who would pass up the chance to discover some delicious natural delicacies? Once you have found some tasty morsels such as blackberries or elderberries, give them a wash and watch as your children gobble them up with delight!

4. Geocaching

A digital treasure hunt that the whole family will enjoy, all you need for geocaching is GPS device and a sense of adventure! Download the app to be lead along some truly gorgeous walking routes and discover a range of hidden boxes (geocaches) containing some fascinating messages and trinkets that people have left during their travels!

5. Outdoor Swimming

On warm sunny days, there’s nothing better than taking a refreshing swim outdoors, whether in a lake or the by the sea. If you’re glamping in the countryside, there will be a variety of freshwater havens where you can enjoy a spot of swimming. Alternatively, those holidaying by the coast can head down to their nearest beach to frolic in the waves.

6. Wildlife Watching

Capturing a glimpse of any animal is a captivating experience, especially for little ones. As such, wildlife watching is the perfect activity that will make your glamping experience even more memorable for your children, no matter their age. Grab a pair of binoculars and head out into the wild to see a variety of animals in their natural habitats.

Which of these exciting outdoor activities will you be trying out with your children this summer? If you’re still searching for the perfect accommodation your children’s first glamping trip, contact one of our team members today to ensure you find an abode that’s right for you and your family.


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