Now's the perfect time to partake in a spot of spring camping. A quieter period of the season, this part of the season brings a freshness in the air that is simply perfect as the weather gets warmer. Whether you're looking for a back-to-nature experience, or glamping is more your thing, embrace spending time in the great outdoors and enjoy spring in style. We love this time of year – here's why you should too…

With the warmer weather comes a burst of colour – from daffodils to bluebells, the whole spectrum of colour appears in beautiful wildflowers. Find them in woodlands, flowerbeds and across meadows, you'll be able to discover a whole heap of beautiful bloom as you explore the area you're staying in.

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Although unpredictable weather can dampen spirits when you have something specific planned, it can help to shape your stay. Enjoy a combination of days out in the sun, or cosy up with board games and a cuppa when the showers arrive.

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With the imperfect weather comes the perfect opportunity to don your wellies and explore. Muddy terrain makes the ideal chance to take the family out for a puddle hop or two.

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There's nothing better than spotting new lambs leaping in the fields. Spring is also the time for foals, calves and piglets, so walks through the countryside are even sweeter.

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Campsites are generally quieter in spring as people prepare for the summer holiday rush. Without the crowds you can explore in serene settings and have the opportunity to book a last-minute getaway.

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Cooler spring nights mean fresh mornings – so you can wake up without that sticky feeling. And, what's even better? You can cosy up together to go to sleep if the weather is a bit iffy in the evening. There's nothing quite like the pitter patter of raindrops on canvas to fall asleep to.

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At this time of year you can avoid those pesky pests that fly in when the weather gets hot. With no wasps buzzing around the BBQ or mosquitoes making you their evening meal, eating al fresco becomes much more enjoyable.

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As spring arrives, so do the flocks of birds that sought warmer weather during the winter. A great opportunity for early bird spotters or those that just love the idea of being serenaded during woodland walks.

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April showers also bring the unmistakable earthy rain smell. Intoxicatingly fresh, it's great to fill your lungs with good clean air, especially if you’re used to living in a more urban environment.

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As it's not peak season, you might be able to snatch up your camping essentials in the sales. Even those who choose to go glamping sometimes want to go back to basics, and if you're on a hike and showers hit, then a good cuppa from a portable stove could do just the trick!

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So, if you're feeling the call of the great outdoors and want to make the most of the first flushes of spring, then be sure to book your next camping adventure.

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