Glamping Games for the Whole Family

By Harpreet Kaur Deol

Heading out on a family glamping adventure? While there are sure to be a myriad of activities available on-site for you and your mini glampers, it’s never a bad idea to have a back-up plan—or three. We’ve gathered a variety of ideas for you to ensure that everyone stays entertained, no matter what their age and what type of glamping accommodation you choose to stay in.

I Spy

Start with I Spy, the classic game that requires the “spy” to give a clue about something they’ve seen, which is sometimes even just a letter or a color, and then the rest of the group has to figure out what the spy has seen. Additional clues can be provided by the spy, but only if they so choose.

I Spy is the perfect game for a nature hike and will help the kids really pay attention to the stunning surroundings of the glamping site. You may even notice flora and fauna that you wouldn’t have, if it weren’t for this simple and fun form of amusement. We suggest playing among the picturesque scenery of this tipi in Colorado.

Tipi in Colorado

Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt is another great way to get the whole family involved in a group game. This requires one person to hide various objects around the glamping site—or you can even try to find things that already exist in nature. Get creative and competitive!

Set a time limit on finding the selected items, and whoever comes back with the most items at the end wins. This is but another way to make sure that the mini glampers in your group really take time to explore their surroundings while luxury camping, and this glamping cottage in Vermont is an ideal destination for this type of entertainment.

Glamping Cottage in Vermont

Group Storytelling

At the end of each day as everyone is winding down for the night, group storytelling around a fire pit is an enjoyable, yet relaxing, way to pass the time. Our version, however, involves a special twist. One person will start the story off with a sentence, and as you go around the campfire, each person will add their own sentence.

From fairytales with princesses and action stories with dinosaurs, the end result is up to you and your family—the possibilities are endless! You’ll be amazed by how everyone’s imaginations feed off of one another, and this lodge in North Carolina has an enormous, riverfront fire pit that is waiting to hear what you’ll come up with.

Lodge in North Carolina

Many glamping rentals also come with board games, a great diversion on rainy days, if the weather takes a turn for the worse. We encourage you to make up your own games or put your own twist on our ideas, too. With so many possibilities, boredom is sure to never strike on your family glamping vacation.