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Do you like getting away with your family? My extended family is just growing and growing, with little cousins being born all the time. I’ve got 12 nieces and nephews now! We like to get away together to relax and watch as the baby cousins grow up and bond together; three generations (sometimes four!) hanging out together, playing, chatting, exploring, and enjoying being away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So far we’ve had two family holidays away, and we’re looking forward to another one in a couple of months time. We usually book a house to stay in, so I was pretty intrigued when I got a call asking if I’d like to go “Gramping” with my family. Um, what’s Gramping?!
As it turns out, Gramping is camping with both grandparents and kids – three generations creating lasting memories together in the great outdoors. How good does that sound? More and more Australian families (like, 8 million Aussies according to a recent survey commissioned by the Gramping Association!) are keen to jump on the Gramping bandwagon and it’s easy to see why. Quality time with family, getting outdoors and an extra pair of hands to help with the kids, what’s not to love?
That’s why the Gramping Association has been set up. Membership is free and gets you loads of tips for having a successful Grampout, as well as exclusive offers and giveaways. The Gramping Association is supported by Aerogard and Mortein, who’ve been helping to give Aussie families mozzie free family fun for decades.
So, I made some calls, booked in the Grandparents and our nephew to join us and started preparing for our first Grampout. We decided that, because Rocky is so little and Pebble can be a bit scared of new things, the most successful Grampout for us would be in our backyard. As the kids get older we’ll venture further from home, but this was the perfect first Grampout experience. Here’s how we got ready:
Grampout Action Plan
- Pack: We chatted about who had what camping gear and organised for Grandad and Nana to pack up some of their camping gear to bring to the Grampout. The Gramping Association has tips for packing like pro, check them out.
- Protect: We stocked up on mozzie protection, including the Mortein Auto Protect Outdoor Citronella and Aerogard Tropical Strength Spray. Pebble reacts badly to insect bites so this is a very important step for us!
- Prepare: We prepped the kids for the idea of a Grampout, including chatting about what to expect and helping them pack special bits and pieces to bring with them (teddies, torches and pillows).
- Plate up: We stocked up on family friendly foods for the weekend, planning a BBQ with lots of yummy meats and salads. The Gramping Association has some tasty ideas for Grampout foods, you can download and print them out for your trip away.
- Play: We planned some activities for our Grampout, including backyard cricket and soccer, water play and wildlife spotting.
So, we were all ready to go! I can’t wait to share our Gramping experience with you all!
For more information or to join the Gramping Association visit www.grampingassociation.com.au
The Ultimate Gramping Giveaway!
While you’re waiting for that bit of excitement why not enter this giveaway to help you plan your own Gramping experience? Simply leave a comment on this post telling me how Aerogard and Mortein would help your family have mozzie free fun and stand the chance to win* a Gramping prize pack, including one of:
- 4 x $100 Turu vouchers to give away
- 4 x “gramping essentials” pack which includesMortein andAerogard products
- Aerogard Tropical Strength 150g
- Aerogard Odourless Protection 150g
- Mortein Auto Protect Outdoor Citronella
- Mortein Citronella Candle
- 4 x $250 Anaconda vouchers