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Five reasons why camping is the holiday for you

  1. It’s cheap!
    Current Covid restrictions mean it’s unlikely we’ll be enjoying a holiday abroad this year. But fear not, as there are so many amazing places to camp and visit across the UK. If you’re craving a break away with your whole family, but you’re on a budget, then camping is the one for you. Prices can start from as little as £6 per person per night at Waddow Hall and some sites even have camping equipment you can hire.
  2. It’s great for family bonding
    Camping is a great way to spend quality time together as a family. You can focus on having fun in the great outdoors, without the distractions faced at home. It gets you working together to problem solve, put up tents, make a campfire and more, so it’s a great opportunity to catch up with what’s been going on in each other’s lives!
  3. It’s good for your health
    Whilst camping, you’ll be moving around a lot more and exploring new surroundings. This is good, particularly if you usually lead a sedentary lifestyle, sitting or standing for long periods. You might even find yourself trying new activities: cycling, walking, swimming, or, if you visit Glenbrook or Waddow Hall, more adventurous activities, such as kayaking, archery or ziplining!
  4. It’s beneficial for children’s education
    Camping introduces children to a whole new world and encourages them to try new things and problem solve. Getting involved in a different set of challenges not only keeps children’s brains healthy but leads to increased learning opportunities.
    A UK study from the Institute of Education at Plymouth University found an overwhelming majority of parents believed that camping had a positive impact on a child’s education.
  5. It’ll make you happier!
    Camping can go a long way to improving your mood – the fresh air, being in nature relaxing, and trying new things will all help. Not to mention the extra vitamin D you’re likely to get. All of these things will help to boost your serotonin, the chemical in your body that helps to make you happy.

Take a break and experience the great outdoors!

Looking to escape to the great outdoors and try a night under the stars this year? Why not get closer to nature and enjoy camping for the whole family, in beautiful rolling countryside. Our national Activity Centres can offer a range of experiences, from back to basics, through to fully equipped camping. We offer a shop for essentials and snacks, on-site catering, BBQ facilities, marquee hire and lots of exciting activities.

Waddow Hall – Clitheroe, Lancashire

Tented village
Waddow Hall is a 17th-century manor house set in 180 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Ribble. Our nine campsites are set in picturesque surroundings and include a tented village campsite with ready-pitched tents. You can experience an extensive range of exciting outdoor activities under supervision of qualified instructors, including abseiling, archery, canoeing, climbing and kayaking.

Prices for camping start from as little as £6 per person per night. Give us a call on 01200 423186 or email us at waddow@girlguiding.org.uk – we will work with you to plan the perfect adventure package for your visit, tailored to your budget.

Glenbrook – Peak District, Derbyshire

Glenbrook campsite
Nestled in the Hope Valley, we couldn’t be better placed for fun and adventure in the Peak District. Close to Edale and popular walking routes at Padley Gorge and Mam Tor, there’s so much to explore. With campsites with an amazing view, we’ve something for everyone. We also offer a variety of outdoor activities for a truly memorable stay.

Prices for camping start from £7.50 per person per night. Give us a call on 01433 651567 or email us at glenbrook@girlguiding.org.uk to book and plan your perfect camping getaway.

Generation Green

Girlguiding are proud to be a part of the Generation Green project, connecting young people to nature. To find out more about Generation Green and the Access Unlimited coalition visit the Generation Green webpage on the Girlguiding website.

This project is funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.
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