Coping With A Rained Out Camping Holiday

Luckily, we live in a country that is blessed with the typical weather expectations, especially during the summer months, but there are always going to be exceptions to the rule. If you are heading away on your holidays, you are obviously going to want to choose the best time of year for almost guaranteeing some great weather. This is none more so than if you are going on a camping or caravanning holiday. What happens when the majority of your well planned holiday turns into a wet and soggy torrent of rain-soaked mud? It doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Here are a few tips to turn the tide and enjoy the rain while it lasts.

Let me entertain you.

You should always be prepared for such eventualities, as being stuck in a tent for long periods of rain, any scout master will attest to. Preparations for entertainment are essential, especially if you are bringing the kids. You don’t need much. In fact, you might not need to bring anything if you have a good imagination. But it would help to have a small board game or a deck of cards, maybe a book or two, some music or some word puzzles.

Dress to impress.

I know you might have thought that the whole holiday was going to one long sun fest before you left home. The only things you might be considering packing are your swim wear, shades, shorts and a few gallons of sun cream. But please remember to pack at least one jacket, preferably waterproof. If the worst comes to the worst and you are taking your holiday in the middle of a freak monsoon week, at least you can still get out and about if you have some appropriate gear.

Enjoy the weather as it comes.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. If the world hands you a great big bag of lemons, you can always make a great big jug of lemonade. If it’s raining, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting a little wet. When my kids complain of being bored, I tell them it is okay to be bored once in a while. They soon find something to do.

If you arrive at your holiday park and all you see are puddles of water and dark, brooding clouds overhead, take heart – there is always a silver lining hiding in there somewhere. Your mission, now that you have no choice in accepting it, is to make the best of the situation you are in. A holiday is your down time, after all. So chill out, relax, give things a little thought, a little time to digest and you will come up with enough things to fill ten holidays, never mind one.


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