Love camping? Keep doing it!
According to research, campers are happier, have closer family relationships, are healthier and less stressed. Camping also improves social interaction, facilitates children’s learning and creates memories, traditions and special places that stay with participants for life. These are findings of a Liverpool John Moores University study who surveyed both adults and children and both non campers and campers (campers include anyone who regularly camps in a tent or caravan).
Some of the key findings include;
- 93% of campers say camping can make you happier
- 77% of campers are satisfied with the quality of their life compared to 59% of non campers
- 91% of all children say spending time exploring the outdoors with their parents makes them happy
- 79% of kids who have never camped say they would like to
Researcher Dr Kay Richards said caravanning and camping presented “priceless” experiences. She said working together to pitch a tent and cook the food brought families together in a way that everyday life often could not achieve.
So, if you haven’t already experienced the joys of camping and caravanning, Spring is the perfect time to give it a go and with 180 Holiday Parks across Australia, why not get out and explore our wonderful country.
Information Source: Liverpool John Moores University Online News Update