5 Holiday Park Activities for the Whole Family

Holiday parks are a wonderful way to bring the entire family together. Of course, there are times when you are going to want something to do to keep the family occupied.

Sometimes being outdoors may not be feasible and if the weather is not permitting your outdoor activities or if you are simply looking for additional things to do together, there are a number of games that you can play. Many of these are perfectly suitable for younger children.

Many families enjoy playing games together and while there are a number of favourite board games, there are many games that you can play on the spot without having to bring anything along with you.

Take a look at these favourite holiday park games for your next holiday:

1. Obstacle Course

This one does actually require you to be outdoors but is a very fun game for children of all ages. Most children really enjoy obstacle courses and they are very easy to set up using things from within your camp site. You may have the children crawl under a picnic table and then hop to the caravan on one foot, or have them do jumping jacks before skipping around the campfire.

The possibilities are endless and you can be as creative as you want to be. Just remember to make it fun
and not too difficult.

2. Scavenger Hunt

All children enjoy scavenger hunts and this is an excellent way to help educate your children about the wilderness. Make a list of things that you want your children to find along the way when you take a
nature hike. They can take pictures of the items, or if you choose small enough items, then your children
can take along sacks to bring them back to your camp site.

Have them look for things like feathers, leaves of specific colours, bird nests, pinecones and other items.
Put several things on your list and make an afternoon out of finding these items together.

3. Mark Trails

This is another outdoor activity that most children enjoy. When taking a hike, have your children mark the path that you are taking. They can leave strangely-shaped rocks or brightly coloured leaves and place them at certain points of your hike path.

Many enjoy using stones to make arrows on the path, or you can just allow them to determine how they
will mark the path on their own. The next day you can return to see if your markers are still in place.

4. Hike and Go Seek

Hide and Go Seek is an old popular game that is still fun today. The rules are very simple. You just choose someone to be “it” and then everyone else hides. The person who is “it” has to find you before you make it back to your base.

Choose a base and then select someone to be “it” first. This is a good game that can also played time
and time again.

5. Duck Duck Goose

Every child in the world has enjoyed a game of Duck Duck Goose at one point or another. This is another
simple and very fun game, particularly for younger children. Everyone simply sits in a circle and the “it”
person walks around lightly tapping each person on the head chanting “duck” until he or she chooses to
make someone the “goose”.

When a goose is chosen, that person must chase the “it” person back around to their seat. If he or she catches them, the “it” person is “it” again. If not, the goose person is now “it”.

There are many games that you can play to enjoy camping time with your family. Bring along a few
board games just in case you cannot go outdoors, or play a few hands of your favourite card game. The
thing to remember is to be together as a family and enjoy all of the time that you have while camping.

Southlakeland Holidays offers action-packed holidays in the Lakes and Lancashire, at six different parks and pitches for touring caravans.

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