The summer holidays are the perfect time to embark on an unforgettable adventure with your family. There is no better way to bond with nature and each other than on a camping trip.

Taking your children camping can be an incredibly enriching experience offering many developmental benefits for your little campers, as well as providing you all with a chance to spend much-needed time together. Disconnect from screens, create memories that will last a lifetime, and immerse yourself in nature.

At Valley & Peak our camping experts are here to talk to you about why you should give camping a go and what you need to ensure you have the best experience this summer and for years to come.

The great outdoors is like no other classroom

Camping as a family offers unparalleled opportunities for your kids to learn about our wonderful world, focusing on nature and the environment. Observe wildlife, identify plants and stars, and experience first-hand how getting outdoors can affect our mental well-being.

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Let's talk about teamwork

Camping helps to foster strong family bonds by encouraging teamwork. Whether you're setting up camp or preparing meals together, it helps to strengthen family relationships. At Valley & Peak, we stock a wide range of cooking equipment to make your cooking experience simple and fun.

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It's time to unplug

I'm sure we're all guilty of having a little bit too much screen time, especially during the summer holidays when days can be long and hard to fill. However, in today's digital age, it is becoming increasingly important that we disconnect from screens and allow ourselves to reconnect with the 'real world'.

Camping gives you the opportunity to unplug and engage in real-life adventures, whether that's hiking, cycling, foraging, or even playing a family game of rounders.

Building resilience and independence is the goal

Camping presents children with challenges that help them grow and develop. They will adapt to differing weather conditions, overcome obstacles when navigating a trail, and learn to persevere when faced with a challenging but fun task, such as creating a nutritious and delicious meal in your small camp 'kitchen'.

Learn to love physical activity

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Whilst your children may think they've got 6 weeks off PE, that won't benefit their overall health. Camping provides an excellent opportunity to promote physical activity in a way they'll enjoy. Whether it's hiking, swimming, or playing outdoor games, there is sure to be something your kids will enjoy.

At Valley & Peak, we understand the importance of staying hydrated when partaking in physical tasks, that's why we have a whole range of water filters and bottles to ensure everyone is feeling their best.

We can all agree that camping can be an enriching and unforgettable adventure, helping to foster a love for nature, build resilience and independence, and bring people closer together. To have the best camping experience, you need to ensure you've packed all the right equipment.

From sleeping bags and tents to backpacks and kitchen essentials, at Valley & Peak, we have everything you need. So, this summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and embrace the outdoors with us.

If you need more information or guidance on what you'll need, don't hesitate to get in touch with a friendly member of our team at 

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August 10, 2023 — Jim De'Ath