CAMPING | This Is Why You Should Camp Out In Your Garden During Lockdown (Even If You Don’t Have Kids!)

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Like millions of people, we’ve had to put our travel plans on hold, which means our Easter wild camping trip to Scotland and numerous other camping and glamping trips aren’t possible. Undeterred we decided to pitch up in our back garden and took part in the Great British Campout to raise funds for NHS workers. We had so much fun, we’re going to spend a night in the tent again over Easter, and here’s why you should too!

Garden camping during lockdown 2020

With nice weather forecast over the weekend, various groups planned garden campouts, from Facebook groups to the Great British Garden Campout, set up to raise funds for NHS staff. Today we’re delighted to hear that those taking part managed to raise an amazing £80k for NHS workers!

Whilst we know from posts on social media that lots of families with kids have pitched little tents for the kids to play in, there’s no reason why those of us who don’t have young kids can’t do the same! Sure it takes a bit of effort lugging camping gear into the garden and getting set up, but having camped out last night, we can assure you it’s worth it.

Make the most of your outdoor space

Although we only have a small garden, we’re more thankful than ever to have outdoor space and wanted to make the most of it. Most of our tents are far too big to fit in our little garden, but we do have one tent that fits, so we spent Saturday morning getting it set up complete with bunting and campfire.

It might seem absurd to choose to spend the night in the garden when there’s a perfectly lovely home with TV and comfy sofa a few steps away, but actually, the change of scene and the change in routine did us the world of good.

Of course, garden camping is no consolation for all of those cancelled trips, but sitting out under the stars with the warmth and crackle of the fire, then waking up this morning to birdsong and a happy and content cat at the bottom of the bed, really has made us feel better, so much so, that we’re leaving the tent up and intend to camp out again over Easter.

Anything that gives us a break from the sad news right now and from being indoors is a good thing, and although getting out for a short walk each day is still OK at this time, being largely cooped up in the house can leave us feeling like we need some space, and pitching up in the garden is a great way to mix things up and have a bit of fun!

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Shell Robshaw-Bryan
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