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nikki1978 Tue 22-Jul-14 11:49:30

We are heading off with a group of 16 friends on Sunday to the same place we have been for the last 3 years

Bit boring of us but the kids love it there! We will be staying for 4 nights and tend to spend all our time in the country park as their is so much to do.

Praying for good weather but not expecting much as it always bloody rains when we go camping!

Anyone else?

pictish Tue 22-Jul-14 11:51:44

Me! grin
We're off to celebrate a friend's birthday this weekend, with a camping trip. Should be good. grin

We're not long back from a week's camping...and we're off again on 4th Aug for another week. Then we have another trip organised for end of Aug.

Summer is all about the camping for us! :D

nikki1978 Tue 22-Jul-14 12:02:41

Wow! I wish I could get away more often but DH hates camping and I can't put the tent up with just the kids sadly.

Have fun - where are you headed?

pictish Tue 22-Jul-14 12:05:34

This weekend it's here.
In august we'll be doing a week here.
At the end of August we'll be going wild...we plan for that one to be a crowded piss up. wink

pootlebug Tue 22-Jul-14 13:37:31

We're off tomorrow - kids festival camping at
with a bunch of friends. Very excited to test our new bell tent properly (we did a quick one-night trial last month).

moogalicious Tue 22-Jul-14 13:42:16

Me! Doing a local 2-nighter, testing the dog out again. If he barks too much he can go to MILs and spend the weekend with her and her dog. Also testing out our new downsized kit. No more massive steel poled tent, now we have 2 smaller light weight ones and a day tent for kitchen stuff.

Tripp44UK Tue 22-Jul-14 13:48:31

I went camping last month with my friends and had a few probs with getting everything setup, found this site with some good tips to help you on your way lol

UriGeller Tue 22-Jul-14 13:49:55

Starry skies looks lovely pootlebug. Simultaneously my idea of hell and yet a whole load of fun grin.

Hope the weather is glorious for you.

Lucycat Tue 22-Jul-14 13:50:02

Us - off to Anglesey but just for the weekend as dd doesn't finish school until NEXT TUESDAY!!!!


PotteringAlong Tue 22-Jul-14 13:51:30

We're off to coniston in the lakes tomorrow for 10 days. I'm 34 weeks pregnant - I must be nuts but looking forward to it anyway!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 22-Jul-14 13:59:49

We might whiz down to the Gower on Saturday.

Starry Skies looks fantastic - a bit pricy up front but lots for your money. I've registered for information. Let us know what it's like pootle

MsRyanGosling Tue 22-Jul-14 14:00:08

Me! Going on Saturday to Boe Rigg in Northumberland. First time with PFPup!

rockybalboa Tue 22-Jul-14 14:02:15

Me! Our second trip as a family of 5. Off to Norfolk for the weekend. Have list of Things We Need To Correct Our Rookie Mistakes following our first trip a few weekends ago but hoping to avoid the heavy rain and strong winds from last time which would help!!

FrozenAteMyDaughter Tue 22-Jul-14 14:04:02

We're off to Chafford Park in Kent/Surrey this weekend with friends (can't wait).

Then Thursday week, we are off to Eweleaze for four nights as we have done for the last 4 years (also not very original, but LOVE IT).

Then maybe a camp with friends last weekend in August, or maybe not, and then maybe we might head off to France for a few days' camping the first weekend in September before DD starts Reception and long weekends on the cheap are a thing of the past.

Like Pictish, summer is all about camping for us too! grin

MsInterpret Tue 22-Jul-14 14:04:54

We're off on Monday to Dorset for 4nights, wahoo!

onaroll Tue 22-Jul-14 14:16:23

Me smile

Trying a different site, meeting up with 2 other lots of friends.
Site allows fires (raised) and has a pool - and it looks like the weather could warrant it for once .....
I'm going Saturday and staying til Friday. My Dh & Ds are coming home Wednesday leaving me & my Dd.
Got my friend coming to stay with her Ds Thursday - can't wait.

beckym8678 Tue 22-Jul-14 14:22:58

Off to try out NEW TENT NEW TENT at Badgells Wood in Kent on Friday, hope to get further with tent pitching than last weekend - the skies opened the moment the central pole went up.. SO excited. pootlebug would also be interested to hear about Starry Skies, please report back...

AGnu Tue 22-Jul-14 15:11:40

We're testing out the tent in the garden this weekend to get the DS's used to the concept again given that the last time we went was 2 years ago when DS1 was 9 months. We're going camping proper for a week with friends the following weekend! So excited! grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 22-Jul-14 15:15:44

Oh Becky your new tent looks amazing!

lk26 Tue 22-Jul-14 15:21:40

Already away in the Gower though technically caravan ing put do have a pop up tent so could count.
Weather is fab smile

colleysmill Tue 22-Jul-14 15:27:23

We are off in our camper this weekend for 9 nights. Im just sorting out the packing!

Ds1 is very excited smile

SeaShellsMyDogTrulySmells Tue 22-Jul-14 15:54:26

Catch the ferry on Saturday. 2 weeks away and can't wait!

ViviPru Tue 22-Jul-14 16:42:38

Ah Becky how exciting! We seriously considered the Palamos 6 when we were buying our NEW TENT. Badgells is in my bookmarked sites-to-visit, will be interested to hear what you make of it.

Whreabouts in Norfolk are you heading, Rocky?

Summer's ALL about camping for us too. So far we've been to Brook Meadow (Northants), Knotlow in the Peaks, Hopley's in Worcestershire and just got back from Breck Farm in Norfolk. Having a bit of an imposed hiatus for a few weeks before a weekend at Summerfields in Cambridgeshire then probably a couple of TBCs in September.

(All of the sites I mentioned are dog-friendly, have good shower facilities and allow campfires, if anyone is interested!)

pootlebug Tue 22-Jul-14 17:54:42

"Starry skies looks lovely pootlebug. Simultaneously my idea of hell and yet a whole load of fun ."

I suspect it may be my DH's idea of hell. He is hoping to get through it with some friends and some beer grin

I will report back....

TheFantasticMrsFox Wed 23-Jul-14 07:02:41

Me too (almost!)
DS and I are going to attempt wild camping on Monday so almost the weekend! Only for one night as an initial outing but exciting nevertheless smile
We are however utterly dependent on the weather as I don't fancy being stranded on the moors with only a two man tent and some Super Noodles to get us through <crosses fingers>

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