RVing with Children – The Never-ending Summer
The RV industry continues to transform as COVID-19 changes how we live, work, learn, and travel. In the past, parents of young children planned road trips around the school calendar, but now travel dates are a bit more flexible. As more families are hitting the road long into the school year, campgrounds and RV parks continue to see a record number of visitors throughout the seasons. Any parent will tell you that an RV or travel camper can feel mighty cramped when packed full of excitable children. Luckily, some RV parks and campgrounds are designed with children in mind. Keep reading for tips on what to look for when choosing a kid-friendly RV park.
Wide Open Spaces
Up until recently, Texas RV parks are almost exclusively occupied by ‘Winter Texans’ or ‘Snowbirds’ during the winter months. It’s a much different scene these days. The RV park is now bustling with both active retirees and boisterous children. With that said, families will enjoy RV parks with plenty of outdoor space where kids can run and play without bothering neighbors. Look for campgrounds with dedicated green space, hiking trails, parks, and playgrounds for a fun, stress-free RV vacation.
Fun Campground Amenities
Daily connection with nature is a fun and exciting way to promote improved physical and emotional health among children of all ages. Be on the lookout for campgrounds with convenient access to outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, rafting, birdwatching, swimming, etc. If your children are under the age of 10, you’ll probably want to find an RV park with a playground. If you can find an RV park that also has a pool or clubhouse, that’s even better! You’ll be thanking your lucky stars for these amenities when the kids fall into bed exhausted after a busy day of enriching outdoor activities.
Practical RV Park Amenities
When choosing a kid-friendly RV park, don’t forget to weigh the benefits of staying at a campground that offers practical amenities such as public showers, outdoor picnic areas, convenience stores, tackle shops, etc. Wouldn’t it be lovely to get all of your kids clean at the same time without having to implement a shower schedule? If that sounds like heaven to you, you’ll want to make sure your campground has access to public showers.
If your family is traveling with a dog, look for dog-friendly RV parks with leash-free zones. Your furry friend will appreciate the opportunity to run and stretch safely in a dedicated dog park.
Families with children who participate in homeschool or online learning will likely need to stay at a campground with a strong WiFi signal. PRO TIP: Invest in a wireless WiFi booster for improved connectivity while traveling in an RV.
Picnic tables come in handy for many activities such as outdoor dining, crafts, and board games. In Texas, for a campground to be kid-friendly, the grounds MUST have plenty of shade. The Texas sun is powerful year-round, so you’ll need to find an RV park with plenty of shade trees, pavilions, or canopies.
With all of the outdoor activities taking place, you’ll likely have some laundry to wash. Look for an RV park with onsite or nearby laundry facilities to ease the burden and knock out all of your loads at once.
Located on 1/4 mile of the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas, Rio Guadalupe Resort & RV Park is the ultimate kid-friendly campground!
Our Resort sits on 25 beautiful acres with onsite raft and kayak rentals, a sparkling pool, dog park, playground, and River access. Practical amenities include public showers, nearby laundry facilities, outdoor picnic areas, a convenience store, and free WiFi. See for yourself and discover why we have the friendliest staff in the Texas Hill Country!
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