Why camping has endured the decades

Tue 6 June, 2017

Camping has continued to maintain its popularity throughout the years. So what makes this pastime so attractive? Why do we love camping so much? 

Freedom from routine

Camping spells freedom, especially for families with children. Being able to run around and play on the campsite is a big plus. Freedom from set mealtimes means self catering is a flexible option, particularly good for those with special dietary needs. Campers can choose to eat out, pick up convenience food locally or cook; whatever suits them best. Bedtime hours are flexible. Campsites can get quiet pretty quickly after dark so there is no shame closing the tent up for the night at 9pm. It gives the body clock a chance to rest and rise early for the morning sunrise views, whilst packing more into your day. 

A cheap getaway

Camping is an affordable choice for a cheap getaway. Equipment is an initial outlay but it lasts for decades and will soon pay for itself. For those without camping equipment, consider buying second hand, or even borrow a tent, sleeping bags and basic equipment. There are plenty of campsites which charge very little for excellent facilities meaning you can easily holiday on a budget. 


Camping provides you with an endless list of  opportunities such as the prospect to discover new places and the chance to sleep somewhere new each night. Away from city lights the stars are bright and clear and in the quiet remote places, peace descends. A camping trip also provides the opportunity to learn new skills such as firemaking and provides the opportunity to meet new people.  

Re-connect with nature

There is so much beauty in the outdoors and there is a lot to be said for simply breathing in fresh air whilst camping under the stars with only nature for company. Camping gives the opportunity to have a brush with wildlife and to find a new found appreciation for mother nature.

Outdoor pursuits 

Camping can be relaxing and a great way to recharge the batteries. But for the more adventourous many outdoor activities can be easily enjoyed from your camping base including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, canyoning, kayaking and caving.


The charm of camping is that you get to spend quality time with family and friends. Camping brings people together without the distractions of the modern world. The whole family can bond, including the family pet due to the rise in pet-friendly campsites. Camping activities such as outdoor cooking not only gives your senses a holiday (with the smell of BBQs and the taste of everyone’s favourite s’mores) but it also makes for a weekend to remember, creating memories and giving yourself a story to tell rather than just sitting in the house.

It’s easy to see from the above why there are so many lovers of camping and how it has past the test of time. The fact that it has now evolved to include glamping means the demographic to enjoy this pastime has expanded and the joy of camping will continue to be around for many more years to come. So get away from household chores and de-stress with a great camping holiday by booking through CampStead.com.