You may have heard of Glamping, but have you heard of Gramping?
A recent survey conducted by the just-launched Gramping Association has found that more than eight million Aussie adults LOVE the idea of Gramping - could that many people be wrong?
Apparently not - and for good reason! Gramping is a new trend that involves three generations (grandparents, parents and kids) pitching a tent, spending quality time together and enjoying the great outdoors and it's taking over campsites and backyards across the country.
At a time where family sizes are shrinking and the number of people in the household has halved, holidaying with three generations is seen as beneficial to the social and wellbeing of children. Stuart Lamont, Chief Executive Officer of the Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry says Gramping brings many benefits to families.
"Multi-generational camping is a great way for kids and grandparents to spend quality time together and is a very cost-effective holiday too,” he said.
Australians can now easily get involved in the “Gramping” trend by joining the Gramping Association community. Membership is FREE and members are rewarded with friendly Gramping tips, events, offers, ideas, inspiration, knowledge and giveaways.
The Gramping trend was supported last year with the launch of the inaugural Aerogard Great Gran and Grampout, where over 460 grandparents, parents and kids set up camp on Sydney’s Cockatoo Island to celebrate the first day of summer and experienced outdoor family fun mozzie free! Since then, nearly 1,500 families across Australia have registered their own Grampouts taking place at campsites and in backyards across Australia.
Gramping Ambassador, ex-Olympian and mother Brooke Hanson, says Gramping is a fun activity for all generations.
“When I was younger I was fortunate enough to travel with my parents, who are now grandparents. Our children Cooper (4) and Billy (3 months) love Gramping with the family. Gramping is a great chance to spend quality time together whether we are making our family’s special golden syrup dumplings, making sandcastles or laughing at pops loud snoring,” said Brooke.
"The Gramping Association is a great community which brings future and regular Grampers together to share their tips, suggestions and experiences.”
The launch of the Gramping Association has been made possible through the support of Aerogard and Mortein, providing Mozzie free family fun in the great outdoors!
Families wanting more information can go to www.grampingassociation.com.au to register their details.