Camping club

Every year, around the end of June, my family joins 8 others on a camping weekend.
Eighteen adults and anything upward of 20 children (depending on who takes a friend). Aged 2 to 18.
The same weekend every year. It costs about £30 per family to stay at the campsite but the quality time is priceless.

I am a big advocate of camping; for the bonding, the being outdoors, the relaxing, the amazing memories our children make.
A family holiday they will always remember and treasure.
Sure it’s hard work. It’s a jaunt to the loo, you’ll argue when erecting the tent and sometimes you have to put up with a lukewarm beer when the ice runs out.
And if one of the kids gets up in the night for a tinkle . . .  ARGH!
But, we also get to see and do things like this:

DSC_0003 camping view sky tent DSC_0408 DSC_0611 DSC_0622 IMG_2132 DSC_0065 BBQ

IMG_2141 IMG_4479 DSC_0108 Camping sunset camping Screen shot 2013-06-30 at 23.34.23

I’m also writing on the Tesco Magazine site about family friendly days out in the West Midlands so if you’re looking for somewhere off the beaten track to visit this summer, do take a look.
The guide is a whistle-stop guide to the UK, focusing on fun activities, places to stay, places to eat and make the most of what our fair country has to offer.

And if you know a cool place to visit that you want to share with everyone on the Tesco site, you can add it to the interactive map.

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5 Responses to Camping club

  1. we do the same too. ours is next weekend, and we all head up to Caernarfon for the weekend. everyone loooks forward to it every year. great pics. and yes some great memories are made. i hope we are still doing this in years to come x

  2. Monika says:

    I’m totally with you- the benefits of camping totally out weigh the disadvantages. (The night time tinkle can be solved with a potty or dedicated bucket. ;O) )
    We’ve just started going again after a long break while kids were little, but we needn’t have waited. Our 1 year old has almost as much fun as the 4 & 6 year old.

    Fab pictures ! You’ve captured the essence of what camping is about.

  3. Orli_d says:

    I myself am allergic to outdooring 🙂 but I so loved your photos, and it looked like great fun.
    It is in any case a lovely idea and I am sure the kids loved it 🙂
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  4. sarahmo3w says:

    What a lovely post and fantastic photos! I must say camping doesn't appeal to me at all, but you could almost win me over with those pics!
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