Splashing, sliding, floating and diving – 5 great water toys for at the campsite

February, 13 2020

What’s more fun than playing with water? Playing with water while on holiday of course! Are you going to a seaside campsite or a campsite with a swimming pool? Then don’t forget to bring some water toys. Or create your own water games in front of your mobile home or camping pitch. Fun guaranteed for young and old. Here are five tips for fun with water at the campsite.

Splashing in the outdoor pool.

Splashing in the outdoor pool.

1. What’s under there? – Snorkeling

Are your children ready for a fun challenge? How about snorkeling? It’s a great activity for in the sea, but also for in the swimming pool at the campsite. For extra safety, we recommend the paddling pool. Take a quiet look at the underwater world, or turn it into an exciting search game. For extra fun you can throw in dive rings*, plastic animals, and there are even specially made toys that allow you to play the matching game Memory at the bottom of the pool. Everyone will want to join in!

Fun with pool noodles.

Fun with pool noodles.

2. What shapes can you make? – Pool noodles

An elephant, a bow or maybe even a big sword; with a little imagination you can turn a pool noodle into any number of different things. Use your noodle to float about, or use it to defeat a water dragon! Or use it as a goal for a game of water polo. With a special connector piece* you can make one really long noodle, which you can then bend into even more fun shapes! Do you have an old hollow pool noodle that’s a little worn out? Cut it open and use it to make it a marble track. That way the fun doesn’t need to stop when you are out of the water!

Where’s your inflatable dolphin?

Where’s your inflatable dolphin?

3. Bobbing and floating about – Inflatable animals

If your child is already a good swimmer, an inflatable animal* is the ideal playmate. Children can climb on top of them, jump off again, or just float around. A tip: inflatable animals can only carry a limited weight. So that fun inflatable crocodile is perhaps not so suitable for older siblings.

Fun on the belly slide.

Fun on the belly slide.

4. Watch out, here I come! – The belly slide

Perhaps you remember this one from when you were little. The perfect thing for a warm day, the belly slide! Launch yourself onto the slippery surface, see how fast you can go, and then get up quickly and go again; it’s just about the most fun you can have with your friends. This outdoor game is still loved by children everywhere. You can buy this kind of slide in a shop, but it’s also easy to make yourself. A piece of tarpaulin (three by two meters, but bigger is even more fun), some no-tear soap and of course water, and the fun can begin! Bonus tip: It’s a lot of fun to spray the tummy sliders with a water gun. So make sure you have your Super Soaker at the ready!

The wonderful waterway.

The wonderful waterway.

5. High waves and cool pirates – A toy waterway

Of course you can also have fun playing with water at your accommodation or camping pitch. A waterway table* or box is ideal for this. Construct the toy and fill it with water. You child can control the water using watermills, locks and pumps. Now everyone can let their imagination run wild. Sail a ship over high waves or let toy dolls practice their diving. Anything goes! This water toy is ideal for parents of young children. You can enjoy the nice weather while the children enjoy playing with water.
Did you forget to bring any water toys? No worries, swimming is an adventure in itself! All Suncamp’s mobile homes and pitches are on a campsite with a swimming pool or close to the sea. Would you like to know which campsites have the most water fun? Read our blog about campsites with a water park, or check out our top five water slides at a campsite!

Campsites with a water park

What’s your favourite water toy?

Is your favourite toy not mentioned in this list? Let us know in the comments!

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Bianca van Steenbergen
  • Auteur: Bianca van Steenbergen
  • Bianca is a brand new fan of camping! Since her motorhome trip through Canada she's been infected with the camping virus. Bianca used to explore Germany and Austria with her parents and sister. Now she and her husband are discovering the rest of Europe, and beyond!

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