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5 Reasons Why Camping Is Good For You

Camping- yes it might rain, going to the toilet in the middle of the night isn’t the easiest thing and you might well have to pack an extra jumper, however camping has so, so many positives for adults and children that you may not have thought about! Here we take a look at five benefits of camping: 

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1. Fresh Air

Escape the stuffy office and classrooms, the air-conditioned car and the confines of your homes and discover the release of the great outdoors! With so much space there is no pollution or nasty smells, just the sweet scent of the forest, plenty of space and the freedom to roam which can do wonders for your health and mindset. Wake up and find your own adventures without limits. Nothing gives you the sense of freedom and autonomy that camping does.


2. No Stress

Forget the itinerary and appointments, when you’re camping you don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time and you are free to wander and explore on your own schedule – you are detached from the stresses of modern life. Our Buddens campsite is child safe and secure so you can relax while they have an adventure, or join in too! The location in the heart of the Purbecks also makes an ideal place to explore the impressive Jurassic coast or beautiful countryside. The natural outcome of this type of setting is stress reduction and relaxation like you can’t find anywhere else.


3.Relationship Building

Gather round the campfire with marshmallows, discover new surroundings or problem solve when putting the tent up - one of the best and most important aspects of camping is how it helps you build and strengthen relationships. When you go camping with friends or family, you get a chance to talk without distraction in a relaxed and comfortable environment away from life’s pressures. 

4. Take a Screen Break

Camping is a great chance for everyone to unplug and get away from their screens. In the great outdoors you don’t find computers, tablets or televisions but there’s so much more to do that does not require electronics you will forget about replying to that tweet or checking your emails and take some time to enjoy life with your friends and family. So, turn off your screens and get involved in ‘green and blue exercise’ – going for a bike ride or a walk and enjoying activities on a lake such as paddleboarding does so much to create positive emotions and positive relationships.


5. Connect with Nature

When you’re camping you get a chance to get in touch with nature, encounter wildlife and see the stars away from the bright lights of town and city life. Immersing yourself in nature, can significantly reduce psychological stress and really lift your mood. There’s nothing quite like it. Our Buddens campsite is located in acres of green space away from light pollution so there are endless opportunities to connect with your surroundings. 


Whether you’re a seasoned camper or first timer there is always something new to discover in an outdoor amazing space. You can make your holiday unique to you, you may even discover something you didn’t know about yourself! A camping holiday is also guaranteed to increase family and friendship bonds and you will go home feeling stronger as a group! 

At Rockley we are here to guide you in booking your perfect holiday, be it a local weekend break or a full week of adventures with friends or family. Our friendly staff all live in the local area so are happy to advise on some of Dorset’s hidden secrets!  Get in touch to discuss our brand-new campsite in the heart of Dorset. 

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