Have you ever noticed how children love motorhomes, caravans or camping? Whenever a child comes either to collect our motorhome for hire or is staying with us in our motorhome they are simply in heaven. Whatever it is the miniature 'Doll's House' scenario, everything you need to live in such a small space, I'm not sure. For families motor homing is a reasonably priced way to spend time together and live an outdoor lifestyle with a lot of creature comforts.
For us, the over cab bed is always a hit with children, something about having to climb a ladder to bed (like bunk beds) and the fact the view is so high (when otherwise, sometimes, children's' visual perspective on life is at a much lower level). The fact they have their own private space – with their own light and curtained privacy, I do not know, but of course the clip up 'safety net' which ensures that both the children and parents feel safer and no accidents.
When we were children and my brother slept on his single hammock bed (something which drew much envy from me), my parents always had to tie a loose strap around his middle to stop him turning over in his sleep too enthusiastically and then flipping himself out of bed – no such problems with the safety net.
At the moment my friend and I are thinking what to do at October half term as 8 year old Anna is desperate to have a trip in the motorhome after her Mum and I went to Yorkshire two years ago in the motorhome to the 21st birthday of one of our Godchildren. I think the arrival of both of us in a motorhome after so long has gone down in family folklore to be retold on numerous occasions in the future.
Apart from the appeal of motorhome living compared to hotels, the outdoor lifestyle is ideal for children. Most campsites have play areas, they can run around, often taking their bikes and meet and play with new friends in a pretty safe environment – the battle is usually getting them to come in to eat or at night to go to bed and I don ' t remember it being any different when we were children either.
So for parents or grandparent's motor homing provides a comfortable environment for a family holiday whether wet or cold some days, and for children it's a holiday of adventure and freedom to explore new surroundings with new friends and they simply love it!