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Camping With Kids (aka being the parent I want to be)

Parenting is a funny thing, isn’t it?  I remember before becoming a parent having grandiose ideas that I would let my kids jump but fall, run but trip, lift but drop.  I would see their tears and grazes and know that each bump will make them stronger, physically and emotionally in the long run.  Easy, right? But... ...you’re a parent.  You know how this plays out, right?  Now I spend my time saying, “don’t do that”, “put that down”, “stop doing that” and “you’ll hurt yourself”, constantly lookingout for my little ones.  So what’s this got to do with camping? Camping is a great safe haven, and a magical chance to give your kids that opportunity of freedom.  A chance to run around...

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Does your child love the Gruffalo?

If you’re going camping this year, and looking for things to do with the kids, be sure to check whether you are close to any Gruffalo Sculptures, which have been dotted around the UK's forests by the Forestry Commission. Gruffalo sculptures can be found in the following deep… dark… woods: Alice Holt, Surrey Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Kent    Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Dalby Forest, Yorkshire Delamere Forest, Cheshire    Haldon Forest Park, Exeter    Hamsterley Forest, Durham         High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Suffolk Kielder Water and Forest Park Moors Valley Country Park, Dorset   Sherwood Pines, Nottingham Top Lodge, Fineshade woods, Northamptonshire    Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire    Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria Wyre Forest, Shropshire ...and the following...

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Keep Camping Safe

Kids Camping Store was launched because we, like you, love taking kids camping.  We understand that in a world with busy roads and TVs, the opportunities to experience the real world are decreasing. And we at Kids Camping Store have all seen at first hand how taking kids camping brings out a whole new life in them.  They don't miss the TV, the I Pad, the sweets.  They love the grass, the mud... and the toasted marshmallows!  They sleep less, but somehow they magic up more energy than ever. But.... In 2016 we have been alarmed.  We scour the internet for interesting new about kids camping to share on our Facebook Page (click here to read), but alarmingly most reports seem to...

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We're revolutionising childrens' camping with our new kids' camping sown-in SIMs!

As regular campers will know, self-inflating matresses (or SIMs) have taken camping by storm in recent years.  Unlike most air beds, they are flat, don't squeak, and offer more insulation from the ground due to their construction.  And yes - they self inflate!  Kids Camping Store is on a mission to revolutionise kids camping by offering SIMs especially designed for kids.  Watch this video for more..... We're pleased to offer CleverBeds with a built in SIM and a sown-on quilt from September 2016. Click below to see your (or your kids!) favourite design Paw Patrol Paw Patrol Skye Animal Planet Dinosaur Animal Planet Butterfly

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The Scrubba Washbag ... see how well it works

You may have heard about the Scrubba Washbag.  Is a bag that promises (with a bit of elbow grease and a squeeze of detergent) to clean clothes in as little as 3 minutes. Sounds perfect for camping with kids! But how well does it work?  We gave it a go.   Let us know what you think, or ask us any questions, below.  And head over to our Facebook page in September to win this very bag that we tested, here

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