Whilst you might set out on your car camping expedition full of plans breathing in nature
and exploring the sunny outdoors, sometimes the weather (especially in England!) has other
plans. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to cancel your trip or spend the entire
time sulking in your car. Here are some ideas for how to make the most of a rainy day whilst
on a car camping trip.
Explore the local area
Just because you can’t go walking outdoors doesn’t mean there isn’t anywhere to explore.
Look up (or ask some locals) if there are any interesting indoor areas, such as museums,
shopping areas, restaurants and other local curiosities worth seeing. You’re in a new place
so you might as well spend some time exploring! Plus, you can pack all your camping
equipment away in your car whenever you drive somewhere, meaning you don’t have to
worry about leaving it unattended or risk it getting ruined by bad weather.
Go see a movie
You don’t always need to think big when you’re car camping, or focus too heavily on taking
full advantage of your new surroundings. Sometimes doing something simple like going to
see a movie in a nice, warm, dry indoor area is the best way to spend your time – you’re on
holiday, so as long as you’re having fun and relaxing, then that’s all that matters!
Sit in your car and drink hot chocolate
If you’re one of those people who enjoys the cosy feeling of being indoors whilst it rains
outside, then why not spend some time cosying up in your camp car with a hot drink and a
good book and listen to the rain.
Don your rain coat and go for a walk anyways!
Just because the weather is less than ideal, that doesn’t mean you can’t still go on a rainy
walk. Many parts of England have a different kind of beauty in the rain. Plus, a wander in the
rain is great for those days when you want to enjoy some melancholy – grab some
headphones, pop on some sad tunes, and away you go.
Sit in a café or a pub
Sometimes, the best thing to do on a rainy day is just sit indoors with good friends or a good book and wait for the rain to pass! Why not explore some local cuisine and beverages by finding an independent café or pub to hang out in!