Camp out overnight in the backyard

Camping out overnight in the backyard is a good way to introduce your kids to camping in a safe environment. Set up the tent, cook a barbecue dinner and then spend time telling stories, playing games and just talking. Do some stargazing if possible, and just listen to the sounds of the night. You can do this as a dad date with one child, with the whole family, or let mum have the house to herself and camp out with all the kids.


Get the rest you need while you are apart from your children

Get enough sleep and look after yourself while you are away from your children so you can make the most of your time together.


Kiss your wife

Kids need to see love and affection between their parents.