Camping with Kids

For many, a camping holiday with the family can be a perfect break, free from many of the distractions of modern life. Simple living, caravanning and hiking across the country can all bring their benefits, especially if they’re what you love to do, and you even get the added benefit of sharing your passions with your kids. Of course, a fun camping holiday usually involves some stains, but fortunately Vanish is here to help, not only with tips, but with stain removal power too.


Camping Essentials

We couldn’t recommend bringing the washing machine with you (after all, how could you power it on?) But there are many camping essentials that you will want to bring with you.

·         A family sized tent (or two separate if you don’t want to cram in with the kids)

·         Sleeping bags

·         Floor mats, or an air bed (don’t forget the pump!)

·         Wellington boots

·         Sun protection

·         A GPS or map and compass

·         Proper insulation (an extra jumper can really help on cool evenings)

·         A flashlight or headlamp

·         Matches, lighter or fire starter

·         First aid supplies (just in case)

Bringing the right food and water is also an essential, and everyone has their own preferences. But don’t forget to bring a pack of marshmallows to roast by the fire.

Camping Fun!

Exploring the countryside is a great way to both build a bond with your family, as well as a way to have fun. Apart from hiking, playing games like ‘eye-spy’ or ‘hide and seek’ can be a great laugh. Telling spooky stories by the fire is always a classic idea, and will help speed up the time between cooking another can of beans. In the day, ball games or Frisbee can be active choices, but also learning about nature, whether in the types of flowers or trees that you come across can help turn little campers into explorers. Try collecting leaves, and bring them back home to teach your children about what they found. Finding treasures is all part of the adventure.

The Return Wash

Coming back home can be a messy proposition, and not in the least for washing down the wellies! Clothes stains can range from mud stains to blood stains (if there’s been a little rough-and-tumble), and even dried on food. Fortunately, you can solve these stain problems with a little solution and a soak with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder.

The easiest thing to do with mud stains is to brush off all the excess once it’s dried. If it’s damp it could still work its way onto the fabric. If you have lots of washing it’s good to soak it all:

  1. A scoop of Vanish powder into four litres of warm water is recommended. Leave colours to soak for up to an hour, but whites can be soaked for up to six.
  2. Once the time is up, rinse, and then pop into your washing machine. Set a regular wash and add another scoop of Vanish for deep stain removal action.

By following the pack instructions your clothes will hopefully be as clean as when you left! Have a great time with the family this summer with our camping tips, and don’t worry about the clean-up, it could be solved with Vanish.