So we took the kids camping for the first time this week (just 2 nights). It went well but our tent is shite somewhat lacking. It all started on evening 1, when it started to rain a lot. Dh put the door thingy down and a huge gush of water fell into the tent and over me . Day 2 was rather wet and I noticed occasional drips coming through the top .
We've also found that when you have kids, certain things make camping easier, like having a tent you can stand up in and having a proper canopy as well as a living area and bedrooms.
Oh and I did wonder if the owner was a mumsnetter and if it was (maybe should say is you as you were still there when we left Sherwood Forest), you looked a well practised camper and I was the obvious novice that really shouldn't be wearing leggings EVER.
Ive got one similiar to that. Its got a living room area you can stand up in, and across the back three bedrooms. Its called the Vango Amazon 600. Its got a porch thing at well so you can cook, without getting wet. They sell them cheap on ebay.