Tips For a Family Christmas Camping or Glamping Trip

Christmas is a time when many of us feel included to pull up the draw bridge and nestle down in our own homes for a festive time with family and friends. But if you are the one who usually does most of the work, you may be considering upping sticks and trying something a little different for Christmas this year. A camping or glamping trip with your loved ones could be a low-stress way to enjoy a Christmas day with a difference.

Booking a camping or glamping trip could be a great way to make sure that everyone can have a relaxing time – especially if you include a Christmas day meal out as part of your experience. Rather than worrying about cooking Christmas dinner, you and your family could all escape the stresses and strains of a holiday at home and enjoy some time in a lovely, Christmas environment where you can get back to basics and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas without any distractions.

To help you plan your Christmas camping or glamping getaway, here are some tips to help make sure that everything goes without a hitch:

Book Ahead of Time

Wherever you plan to stay and wherever you would like to eat your Christmas dinner out, it is important to make sure that you book everything you want and need ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Choose Your Destination Wisely

Whether you choose a snow-clad woodland, a icy mountain landscape, a nativity-like farm setting or another charming natural location, your destination can have a huge bearing on the type of Christmas that you will have as a family. Think about how the setting can add a sense of Christmas cheer at this coldest, darkest time of year. Consider how you can stay warm and cosy on Christmas night, with a roaring campfire or a wood burning stove. Think about what activities you and your loved ones would like to enjoy, and where these activities will be possible.

Consider the Weather Forecasts and Try to Plan Accordingly

Of course, practicalities such as how easy it will be to reach your destination will also come into play. Think about what the winter weather may bring and whether snow or ice could make it difficult to get to your intended camping or glamping site. While there is no way to plan for every eventuality, think about making sure that your vehicle is ready for a winter journey, and that you have suitable clothing for everyone for the Christmas holiday.

Make a List and Check it Twice

If you are travelling away from home for Christmas, you will obviously have to make absolutely sure that you have everything that you need with you. It would be terrible to leave a present behind. Make sure you have prepared and packed everyone's presents, along with any other luxuries that you may want for your stay.

Pack Presents Away So Surprises are not Spoiled

Whichever presents you are bringing with you, wrapping ahead of time can save effort while you are away. Of course, be careful when packing presents for younger children, and make sure you don't give the game away and spoil the magic of the festive season. Make sure you have something nice to leave out for Santa, and explain to kids how Santa can find them when they are not at home.