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Whether you are going for a weekend in Cornwall in a tent or a week in Suffolk with your caravan, there are several things you need to know before you leave to make sure that your family holiday will go as well as planned. Otherwise, you may find yourselves more miserable away then you were at home before you left.
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Step 1: Decide where you are going.

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This is very important for whichever camping holiday you are going on because you must ensure that the campsite you are staying at has the facilities you need. If are in a tent with no car or stove, then you will need to look for a campsite either with a shop and/or restaurant, or walking distance to the town. Or, if you are in a caravan you may need to confirm that the campsite has power points. Alternatively, cheap leisure batteries are a great way to run your caravan appliances efficiently as they are designed to distribute a low charge over a long time, as opposed to car batteries which discharge a high current in a short period of time (i.e. to start a car).

Step 2: Decide what you are looking to do

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Another fairly obvious one, but it will be crucial to your trip and it is often not as well considered as you would think, especially for families. For those with small children, it is best to go to a campsite that offers on-site entertainment; otherwise you will be faced with a very daunting task of constantly entertaining your children, in the middle of nowhere. If you are near a town this is great, you can all go on trips there. What is sometimes better, I have found with young children, is if you are able to go on more ‘adventure’ like activities, such as bike rides and swimming, even horse riding proved quite the family experience. For these sorts of facilities you are looking to pay more, but I have found that it is best to pay any amount to keep my children busy on holiday.