Book Review Cool Camping Kids

Book review cool camping – kids

According to this book, camping and children go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows.

I have to say my children adore camping and their eyes shine with excitement when it is even mentioned.

Camping has always been the great budget family holiday option…but tales campsites with terrible facilities put you off?

If they do this book will definitely change all that.

Each campsite included in this book has been tried and tested and given the thumbs up by the authors and their families. The campsites cover the entire UK and they are handpicked as the best.

book review cool camping

Book review Cool Camping kids

The photos filling this book are fabulous depicting the wide range of camping experiences available from White horse gipsy caravans, to Tipis and beach huts and traditional pitch your owns. Luxury to bargain basement. There is definitely something for everyone. After detailing each campsite you get a price guide, opening times, local amenities, the upside and downside, directions and a very handy what to do if it rains section alongside each campsite. All really helpful!

Whether you want to camp by the sea or in woodland in the North, South, East or West of the UK you will find a campsite in here. The book is divided regionally and into sections setting out family festivals, camping games, campfire cooking and residential camps. The family festivals are new to me and look brilliant fun.

This is a lovely glossy book that is a delight to ponder and plan and share with your family and it could lead you on many fabulous canvas adventures. I hope you are cool enough to go camping?

Cool Camping is published by Punk Publishing and costs  £16.95. Available on Amazon by following this link

And if you do go camping with your kids be sure to print off this printable camping scavenger hunt


If you go camping with kids do take my free camping scavenger hunt printable

If you enjoyed my review Cool Camping Kids you might also like my post on how to eat cheap whole on a camping trip

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  1. June 8, 2010 / 9:41 am

    I would love this book. I camp with the boys. I love the fact that it is something we can do as a family and can still do as they get older. I am a follower too

  2. Chris
    June 8, 2010 / 1:03 pm

    We love camping! I have 4 children aged 14, 12, 10 and 4 and a husband aged 42 and it is something we love to do together. It can be quite a challenge to find things everyone likes but camping is one of them. We like being able to take off when the fancy takes us whether that is for a night or a week, and we like being together away from the distractions of modern life. The fact that we can do it on a budget also appeals as with 4 kids that is rather essential!
    We have just come back from 5 days on the Isle-of-Wight, I blogged about packing to camp here:

    and about how nice it was to come home from camping here:

    I’ll be blogging about the actual trip later this week. In the meantime, I’m hoping for a gap in the clouds so we can go again!

    I’d love a copy of this book…it looks very useful! I can imagine it would get that well thumbed look pretty quickly!

  3. June 8, 2010 / 1:13 pm

    Hi! What I love about camping with my own family now is that I know I am giving them the same wonderful memories that I have of my own camping holidays throughout my childhood 🙂
    I am off to subscribe…now!

  4. June 8, 2010 / 1:19 pm

    We haven’t been camping yet as a family, but can’t wait. I just love the whole ‘outdoorseyness’ of it!

    I am a subscriber, and would love a chance to win 🙂 Thanks

  5. June 8, 2010 / 4:55 pm


    We love camping as a family, and recently went with my son (3 in July) and daughter (7 weeks old). My son has been going with us since a few months old but this year he thought it was the best thing ever and has been asking almost every day when we are going again.

    He gets freedom and fresh air that just isn’t possible at home, and I think we would all live under canvas to see him as happy as he was that weekend!

    Off to subscribe now, thanks for the competition!

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  7. T-J Hughes
    June 8, 2010 / 8:50 pm

    We’ve just had our first camping trip of the year, and hopefully not the last. We’ve camped with the children since birth (think 4 months was youngest one of them was), and we all love it.
    Last weekend we spent with my cousin & family near Matlock. We were on a farm, and pitched next to the woods. 4 children 8yo-5yo played in the woods by themselves within earshot – fabulous.
    Even the thunder, lightening and torrential rain on Sunday morning didn’t dampen spirits or smiles…..we love it!

  8. wendy
    June 8, 2010 / 8:52 pm

    I love the getting back to basics & slowness of camping

  9. June 8, 2010 / 8:53 pm

    Gosh, I must rush to get this book. We love camping as a family, we took Fifi when she was 3 months old, Toddler boy has the time of his life and loves snuggling up with his daddy. I’d love to be cool and get a Teepee but at the moment my old archaeology tent has to do (from when I was a traveling field archaeologist and stumbled around Europe with it).

    The best bits of camping with kids is the fresh air and listening to the birds with them when you are all cosy in the morning. The worst is sorting out the toilets.

    I cant recommend Deepdale Backpackers enough it is the most beautiful part of the country and a totally eco friendly place.

    I follow your blog and generally stalk you on twitter, but don’t hold that against me! x

  10. Elizabeth Burton
    June 8, 2010 / 8:55 pm

    Hi, I’m a subscriber.

    What a cool book! I’ve never ventured out camping with my daugher before so maybe this book is exactly what I need to persuade me it can be done, and can be fun!

    Have some great memories of camping as a kid, but hopefully the facilities will have improved a bit since then!

    Thanks for another great giveaway. x

  11. June 14, 2010 / 1:25 pm

    what do I love about camping?? easier to list what i don’t like about it! I adore camping, I have 3 tents, and only hubby threatening divorce prevents me buying more! I love the smell of tents, the sounds of the countryside, the cool evenings, nature, sleeping bags and wind catching the side of the tent, the sound of rain, the feel of sunshine, muddy feet, cooking outdoors, meeting new people, the satisfaction of seeing the tent up, and a well earned beer, bunting to make my tent pretty and solar powered fairy lights……..

    I simply love camping!

    I shall be subscribing to this blog right now! 🙂 I can’t have too many books about camping, someting to read when I’m not actually doing it!

  12. Claire Nelson
    June 14, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    What I love about camping is that it has appeal for so many different age groups. As a guide and venture scout one of the highlights of my year were the week long jamboree and camps we went on. As a young adult I used to go away for weekends with friends – it was cheap and we could all sit out in the evening and catch up on everyone’s news. My husband and I went camping several times a year again just weekend breaks but we would jump in the car after work and head off to the coast and enjoy some time away from housework/the PC/the TV. Now I am a Mum and I am already wondering when my nine month old will be ready for camping (NOW I hear you cry!)
    I hope I have subscribed!

  13. Di Coke
    June 14, 2010 / 7:16 pm

    Ah, there’s so many reasons to love camping! For me it brings back happy memories of Glastonbury and Reading Festivals in the 90s… waking up in a boiling hot tent and desperately needing a wee, but unable to recall the ‘safe place’ I left my glasses, so I could find my way to the Portaloos! My baby boy’s 6 months old and I’m keen as mustard to take up camping again, even if pitching the tent always ends in the inevitable row with my hubby!

  14. Michelle
    August 26, 2010 / 2:13 pm

    What I love about camping is the experiences and memories that serve as a lifelong foundation for understanding and open communication for the family. That is the best part about camping it brings family and friends closer.

  15. Suzanne
    August 28, 2010 / 6:51 am

    Isn’t it nice to see children smile during camping? Today’s generation of kids is totally different. They get used to the modern life that we are living right now and it is so amazing that despite all the technologies they are exposed to and enjoying a lot, camping, especially the traditional way, is still close to their heart.

  16. February 24, 2011 / 5:30 am

    Cool Camping – Kids. i think, when you are going your tent travel with your kids, you should pay more attention on your kids. although you can get a lot of pleasure which brought from your kids, meanwhile, you will lost some freedom also.

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  18. April 3, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Cool Camping is an amazing topic that i have never writtent before. I bought it in amazon and it was an useful book

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