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Where are you going camping this year?

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CyclesPerfecta Wed 02-Jan-13 20:19:16

Just being nosy really.

We will go to New Forest at least once:

would like to go to this site in Dorset:

and possibly to this site near Canterbury:

and if we're lucky and get our booking early, then probably to this site in France, Savoy Alps:

happyhorse Thu 03-Jan-13 12:06:39

We'll definitely go here We went last year for 4 nights and it worked out really good value as there was enough on the park for the kids that we didn't need to leave it (which meant we could drink wine at lunch time as no driving - always a bonus on holiday).

And I'm going to book this place

Also we'll probably do a few of nights here which is not far from home.

EauRouge Thu 03-Jan-13 13:27:38

We're planning on Dorset too, I've got a couple of sites near Lyme Regis in mind. I also looked into the New Forest, that Holland Park site looks lovely. I gave DD1 the choice between fossils or ponies and she chose fossils, so Dorset it is.

Might manage a long weekend in Norfolk, depends on visiting overseas in-laws and how much holiday DH has left over.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 03-Jan-13 13:29:36

we are going to Brittany for a week here and then will have a couple of weekends locally in Jersey. Can't wait!

CyclesPerfecta Thu 03-Jan-13 17:40:11

Can you recommend the Greenhil park happyhorse? It looks quite nice and it's not too far from us (we live in Essex).

The site in Brittany looks great too funnys. Have you been there before?

MrsMcEnroe Thu 03-Jan-13 17:43:06

South-West France (Biaritz/Hossegor area) in the summer, and hopefully a weekend or two at Lobb Fields in Devon, and a couple of days at Eweleaze farm campsite near Weymouth grin depending on the weather and our finances!

Grockle Thu 03-Jan-13 18:19:36

We will probably go to this site in Lyme Regis again because it was the most perfect holiday ever last year.

We'll probably do Hollands Wood as well. It's silly - we live less than 30 minutes away but the DS's love it!

And also Camp Bestival.

I think we're going to stay close to home.

EauRouge Thu 03-Jan-13 18:25:59

Ooh, that's one of the campsites I was looking at Grockle- would you recommend it then? We were thinking of June.

Grockle Thu 03-Jan-13 18:32:49

Definitely, eaurouge. It depends what you expect. The new toilet block was great - enough showers, clean loos etc. It was full of families with lots of children so was nice for DS.

You can walk into Lyme without going on a road pretty much the whole way - and you come out by a bridge where there is a Banksy picture on the side of the building.

It has a good little shop, staff were friendly (& were very helpful when I needed to be jump started when we left!). The only downside is that because all the pitches are on levelled/ terraced ground, it can be really difficult to get pegs in. We'll probably go at half term (1st week of June-ish)

happyhorse Thu 03-Jan-13 18:40:51

Hook Farm looks lovely. Will add that to my list of sites to visit.

Cycles I've not been to Greenhill Park before but I think I found it through a recommendation on here. It also has good reviews on Ukcampsite.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 03-Jan-13 22:18:22

Cycles no we haven't but did go to Pointe St Gilles last year which is just up the coast and it was great. Not too far for us to drive either. 50 mins ferry and then about a 2 hr drive. I love Eurocamp!

serin Thu 03-Jan-13 22:39:09

2 weeks in cornwall at a Caravan Club CL,

1 Week in Glastonbury at Easter.

FourArms Thu 03-Jan-13 22:47:36

We've just booked a week at Kelling Heath in Norfold website

We'll probably have at least one weekend at Rowlestone Court Farm website It's so cheap and so lovely for the kids to roam around.

Is it just me, or does everywhere seem mega expensive this year? [might be overly influenced by lots of weekends at Rowlestone and a week we won in a raffle last year]

FourArms Thu 03-Jan-13 22:48:02


MegBusset Thu 03-Jan-13 22:54:07

Kelling Heath is lovely Fourarms smile We will prob end up there at some point. But I'm not booking anything in the UK as the weather is so random - we'll just follow the sunshine! Manor Farm is our go-to campsite for last-minute trips.

We're going for two weeks in France with Canvas in the summer - Berny Riviere and Domaine De Drancourt. First time abroad with the DC!

professorpoopsnagle Thu 03-Jan-13 23:04:37

We're looking for somewhere for a week in May, can't decide whether to go to Yorkshire or Norfolk/Suffolk.

MrsShrek3 Thu 03-Jan-13 23:12:00

seriously considering Jersey. any experience?

FourArms Thu 03-Jan-13 23:17:37

Thanks Meg! All the reviews I've read sounded good. I hope we get nice weather because it's probably the most expensive UK booking I've ever made (and every time we go camping with the family we've booked with we get extreme weather!!).

here in Brienz

We stayed in a hotel for a night last September and came across this campsite, so we will go back this summer, hopefully getting there before the Dutch this year!

Amazing campsite.

We will also go for a long weekend to this one in the Black Forest such a peaceful underrated lake.

Grockle Fri 04-Jan-13 00:19:16

I'd love to go to jersey or guernsey too. Any suggestions or tips?

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 04-Jan-13 12:33:49

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MrsMcEnroe Fri 04-Jan-13 19:15:00

lisad123 We went to Eweleaze last year and it was fab, we might see you there this year!

CyclesPerfecta Fri 04-Jan-13 19:22:52

Lots of lovely campsites mentioned here. Might try some of the UK ones. And the Brienz one looks great, how long is the drive?

M25Meltdown Fri 04-Jan-13 19:24:37

Can't think of anything worse. {shudder}

lisad123everybodydancenow Fri 04-Jan-13 21:15:26

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