Friday, 31 July 2015

Camping with the Small People

We've had 2 lovely holidays this year, one to the fabulous Bluestone National Park and most recently a week in beautiful Cornwall. In both cases we had fantastic accommodation, everything we needed to hand, ensure bathrooms, hot water, comfy beds and in Cornwall our own pool!

So with all that in mind I can only guess our latest booking is the result of lack of sleep / a breakdown / too much wine? Probably all of the above but hey it's booked now and in the middle of August we will be taking the toddler and 10 month old camping! Yup you heard me CAMPING! 

Before you think I've completely lost it I must confess this is a Eurotent ready pitched affair but I'm still getting a tad jittery about the trip, what do I need, will the girls sleep, what if it's freezing / raining? 

I know a few of my readers have been camping with kids, either as holidays or at festivals so please, please, please shower me with your tips, hints and general positive vibes. I want to love camping with the kids and would love to take them to a festival one day but this is our baby steps first attempt to see how this wimpy, far too comfortable in hotels, middle class couple cope! 




17 comments:

  1. I cannot imagine taking the children camping and Hubby refuses to ever set foot in a tent although I went camping every year as a child. Have a great time! x

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  2. You'll love it. My advice would be remember that for meal prep times, the only entertainment you have for your kids is yourself and what you have packed. My son doesn't sit still. Fine at home and the garden where he is contained but without a fence and where a zip is the only thing stopping him from doing a runner etc, I'd forget bacon sandwiches and all the usual traditional camping breakfasts and grab Pain au chocolat or similar! Maybe take a radio or white noise maker as well as you will hear our neighbours far more easily and every thud or laugh will jolt the kids whereas if the radio is on in the background, they are less likely to notice Good luck and enjoy!

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