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Having a great holiday with the kids means you first have to decide what you will do. Traditional holidays can become very expensive for the whole family, especially in the height of the summer season when prices are at their highest.
Camping can offer a great alternative as it gives you a great opportunity to get outdoors, have lots of fun and do all of this for a lot less than normal holidays. Children especially love camping due to it’s great sense of adventure. If your family love being in the great outdoors then camping could be the perfect holiday!
Once you have yourself set up with a tent and all the other camping equipment you require, your holiday will definitely be quite cheap. Most campsites charge a small fee per tent, per night and then all you have to worry about is taking enough food and spending some money of days out and other fun activities that you might want to get involved with. Most campsites are in areas of natural beauty so there is always the cheaper options of going out walking for the day, or maybe even going for a long bike ride. Whatever way you look at it, camping will certainly be a lot cheaper than a standard holiday break.
Children always tend to have a lot of fun on a camping holiday. Most campsites are very family orientated which makes it very easy to meet and play with other kids of a similar age. If you’re camping near a tourist area, then the chances are there’ll be a good choice of activities to do in the local area. You could also take a load of your own games and entertainment with you. Popular camping activities include huge games of football, cycling, volleyball and more. In short, the more imaginative you can be, the more fun you will have!
We’d highly recommend going camping if you have the choice. If you don’t think you can hack a full weekend in a tent, why not go for a weekend break? Give it a go, we bet you’ll love it!
Art Institute of Chicago: 111 S. Michigan Ave.; 312-443-3600. All exhibits free after 5 p.m. Thursdays
Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston; 847-491-4000. Free
Lincoln Park Conservatory:2391 N. Stockton Drive. Free
Chicago History Museum: 1601 N. Clark St.; 312-642-4600. Mondays free
Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier: 700 E. Grand Ave.; Thursdays 5-8 p.m.: free; first Monday of every month: free for ages 15 and under
DuSable Museum of African American History:740 E. 56th Pl.; 773-947-0600. Sundays free
Field Museum: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-9410. Second Monday of every month free; free general admission week: Oct. 26-31
Instituto Italiano di Cultura: 500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1450; 312-822-9545, ext. 198. Free
Loyola University Museum of Art: 820 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-915-7600. Free
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum: 445 N. Michigan Ave.; free admission through Nov. 9 in honor of the election season; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thu.-Mon., Wed.
Museum of Contemporary Art: 220 E. Chicago Ave.; 312-280-2660. Tuesdays free
National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W. 19th St.; 312-738-1503. Free
Newberry Library:60 W. Walton St.; 312-255-3700. Free
Shedd Aquarium: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-939-2438. October, Mondays and Tuesdays: free general admission; November, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: free general admission
Smart Museum of Art: 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.; 773-702-0200. Free
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum:2430 N. Cannon Drive; 773-755-5100. Thursdays free