A boy and a father playing ball in a pool at Horsens City Camping near Husodde in Destination Coastal Land

Tips for camping holidays with children

Photo: Lasse Torp

A good family-oriented campsite typically has at least one playground and plenty of activities nearby, where children can stay busy and perhaps even meet new playmates.

Camping is a wonderful form of holiday for all children

Treat the kids or grandchildren

Unlike everyday life, camping time and freedom are in abundance.

Here you and the kids are forced to go down a gear, and you will discover the freedom to do things and let things take the time they take.

Camping is a safe environment for children to explore the lovely and child-friendly campsites you will find everywhere in the Coastal Land - whether you choose to stay coastal, near the town, on the islands or at the Gudenå river or one of the fjords.

Take the kids or grandchildren on adventures at one of the Coastal Land’s many campsites and with lots of child-friendly experiences right on the doorstep.


Tips for camping with children or grandchildren

Kids plays in a rotating net
Elite Camp Vestbirk

1. Campsite = playground

Camping means both time and space for lots of play. All campsites have beautiful playgrounds, and many fun children’s activities are organised during the season. It can be anything from creative hobby workshops, face painting, festive disco parties, community games and much more.

And when you go on a trip outside the site, you can try your hand at other fun playgrounds in the Coastal Land's fun playgrounds. 

Father and daughter playing in the water at Saksild Beach in the Coastal Land
Destination Coastal Land

2. Lots of water fun

In the Coastal Land you are never far from the water, and you will find some of Denmark’s most child-friendly beaches with calm and shallow water. There is room for hours of fun in the water and good facilities just within easy reach.

At Saksild StrandcampingGudenå CampingElite Camp Vestbirk and Horsens City Camping you can also dive into one of the lovely pools - at Horsens City Camping it is even covered!

Bubble waffles at Gr'ISERIET at Hygge Strand Camping in Hølken
Hygge Strand Camping

3. At least one ice cream a day

Holiday time is ice cream time.

In summer, you may need to cool down, and always remember to top up with new energy after hours of outdoor play and full speed across the field.

Two children with holding hands at full speed on their way to the bouncy castle in the playground at Horsens City Camping - part of Destination Coastal Land
Destination Coastal Land

5. Book well in advance

Camping is a very popular form of holiday for both Danish and foreign guests. Therefore, sites can get booked up. So, if you want to be sure of a good location, we recommend that you book well in advance.

You can always contact the sites and enquire about the specific options.

What shall we do....?

See here where you can go on fun treasure hunts, pet farm animals, tinker with old mechanics, shake the bars in a real prison cell and much more fun for kids.

Family standing with at treasure map from the treasure hunt Odder rundt

Fun experiences for children

Photo: Destination Kystlandet