Camping with kids

Going on a family camping holiday doesn't have to be a nightmare if you've done the right preparation. Letting the kids help with the planning and pick between a few destinations is a great way to make them feel included and excited.

It's also good to have a backyard trial before their first-ever camping trip, to make them feel more comfortable about sleeping outside. If they're feeling anxious about the dark, it can help to explain the kinds of noises they might here and how harmless they are.

Be sure to pack torches, extra batteries and shoes that are easy for the kids to slip on for those midnight toilet trips, and even if you're going in summer take an extra jumper or two as the nights always seem to get colder than you'd expect!