There’s a reason why more and more people are choosing to stay at home and embark on a camping holiday in the UK instead of going abroad. Actually, no, there isn’t. There are hundreds of reasons. For fifty-odd years now, Brits have been heading to the airport each summer and taking themselves off abroad for a week or a fortnight in the sun. It’s all getting a bit old hat now, isn’t it? Every resort looks the same, the hassle involved just grows each year and it’s far less relaxing than a holiday should be.
Camping, on the other hand, offers a wealth of benefits. It’s cheaper, for one. In the present age that’s one big advantage. Not only do you not have the cost of paying for flights and hotels, but you’re also immune from having to eat out in restaurants each night or pay extortionate rates of airline and hotel fees (and that’s on top of the fee you thought you were paying). With camping, you simply need to pay for your pitch and you’re done. As long as you’ve got your sleeping bag and other camping equipment, that’s all you’ll need. Besides which, you can buy a whole new set of gear and still be better off financially than you would be after a week in Greece.
Many people think holidays abroad are relaxing. After a long flight and the stress of two airports, how relaxing is it really to have to listen to music blaring out of the pool bar while kids scream in the pool and splash you all day? That’s if you don’t get sunburn or heat stroke as well. When camping, you’ve got the benefit of pure relaxation. No bleeping mobile phones or tablets, no screaming and splashing — just pure nature and the ultimate in relaxation. The exposure to the fresh air and sunlight, along with the activity of camping, will make you feel much better as well.
Yes, the British weather can be unpredictable, but then so can the weather in any country. There’s nothing to guarantee two weeks of solid sunshine in Majorca either. Besides, poor weather can make for some of the most enjoyable camping trips you’ll ever have. Being perched under a nice dry gazebo with a roaring fire as the rain lashes down around you can provide some of the best days and evenings as a family or couple. The costs are minimal, so why not give it a go?
There are many good reasons why Britain is turning back towards camping and away from the package holiday abroad, and it’s cheap and easy to find out why. Why not get yourself some camping equipment and book yourself into a pitch for a few nights? Otherwise you’ll never know what you’re missing.