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camping at Easter are we mad!?!

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victoriasmith Mon 04-Mar-13 11:09:06

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?

Blu Thu 04-Apr-13 14:36:51

Really pleased they have agreed to move your dates, ForeverSunny - I was looking at the ice on our pind and worried about you!

Cheeky bastards. 'Fully booked' indeed!

Anyway, at least you can look forward to your holiday, if summer ever arrives.

foreversunny Thu 04-Apr-13 20:33:16

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!).

All well that ends well or whatever they say!

Blu Thu 04-Apr-13 21:45:34

So the camping field WAS uncampable! Suppose you had turned up all eager with your hot water bottles and thermal sleeping bags!

They would have given you a refund, in that case.

How very dodgy.

Full, indeed! Did you take pictures of the flood and mud?

Quenelle Thu 04-Apr-13 21:48:49

Good job you were able to go in person. They could hardly brazen it out to your face. Nice one, foreversunny.

foreversunny Fri 05-Apr-13 19:26:49

Yes, we took ample photos wink

It's just a shame that if we hadn't had gone, we would have been none the wiser and they would have just kept all the money!

Makes me think how many other people had booked and simply not turned up.

CampSiteOwner Sun 07-Apr-13 07:54:37

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..!

I wonder what sort of summer we will be getting?

MrsHoarder Sun 07-Apr-13 10:57:52

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.

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