This August Bank Holiday The Caravan Club – teaming up with explorer Simon Reeve – will be encouraging parents to stage their own mini festival by camping out in the garden. From a recent survey, The Caravan Club highlight the fact that kids today play indoor much more than previous generations – but also that over 75 per cent of the parents surveyed stated that the main reason for their kids staying indoors is that they (the parents) aren’t able to head outside with them.
The Big Little Tent Festival takes place on the night of the 30thAugust and aims to bring families together by encouraging them to camp out together, become Woodland Trust Nature Detectives, cook together over a campfire (or barbecue) and spend time enjoying each other’s company. Away from the modern day distractions of tablets, televisions and video games, but with the conveniences of home all close at hand.
Those signing up to the festival experience at www.caravanclub.co.uk/BLTF are able to register for a free Festival Pack that includes wristbands, bunting and activity packs, and enter a prize draw to win a European family camping holiday with The Caravan Club. Recipes and music festival playlists are also available to download on the website.
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