Just beginning to wonder whether we are mad! We have planned to go camping over Easter near Scarborough, my husband, me - 6months pregnant and our son who is 2. The only thing i am worried about is the weather it is still so cold at night! Are we all going to freeze, is anyone else camping over Easter?
God yes Quenelle with out a shadow of a doubt. The tent field was actually half under water, the other half was thick, soggy mud (remember that particularly wet Glastonbury festival, well, like that!).
We have a small holiday park and have to say that this Easter break has been the coldest and most challenging I can remember in 25 years..!
We recognised very early on that the weather was going to be just too cold for 'family camping' and contacted all our tent bookings to let them know our thoughts. Nearly all seemed to welcome the chance to rebook at another time this year. In the small number of cases where this was not possible refunds have been made less an admin fee.
Beacause we are open year round the cold (but glorious!) weather has just been an extension of our winter trading (inside water taps, heated services etc) and has resulted in more touring caravans and camping Pod bookings and less tents (yes some did still come!)
Before making a booking check the cancellation policy. Check your chosen site is a member of the BHHPA as if anything goes wrong they have a clear code which member parks are obliged to follow.
The weather is starting to warm now and last nights frost looks like it may be the last..!
Hope we get a good summer CampSiteOwner. We could certainly do with it.
I'd like to give our campsite credit: we got a free upgrade to hard standing (they didn't want our van on the field any more than we wanted it sunk in the mud). I was impressed by the hard core campers though: the water in the tank outside the van was freezing overnight even if the valley we were in was nice and sheltered.