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I'm fed up with other campers

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StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Tue 29-Jul-08 09:35:26

Honestly I think I may be gettign old but am seriously thinking about joining the carvan and camping club where there are strict no noise rules after a certain time.

Just got back from a lovely weekend in the Lakes, gorgeous campsite by a river.

First night we had drunken young braying idiots in the next tent playing spin the bottle till 1:00am. angry After 2 hours of listening to Samantha screaming at Cameron that she was going to nibble his ear, etc I'd lost my sense of humour. I politely asked them to keep it down, as did other people with no effect. I then lay there considering cutting their guy ropes. They left the next day thankfully.

Then Saturday night there was a large group of several families (with kids) who just shouted at each other into the small hours. No volumne control whatsoever. Also kids playing football and our tent was right behind their goalposts. I'd gone to bed at 10:30 and was actually hit in the hed by a football while in the tent!!! The ball hit our tent several times and the parents made no attempt to move the kids away.

Then Sunday a minibus from a "Lambeth community project" turned up. They brought huge African drums with them and started playing them at midnight. Very nice drumming and singing but not at that time of night. The floor of the tent was shaking! Loads of people complained so I know it wasn't just me.

I'm just peeeed off that other people seem to think its fine to spoil other peoples' enjoyment/sleep. Am I the only person who talks quietly when camping so as not to disturb others. Am I turning into a grumpy old woman? grin

zippitippitoes Tue 29-Jul-08 09:38:26

i was in portugasl last week and they have strict rules about silence after 11 and until 7 or 8 next day

seemed to work

we werent on the algarve tho dont know what its like down there

zippitippitoes Tue 29-Jul-08 09:38:55

the lakes is notorious for noisy campsites

Dragonbutter Tue 29-Jul-08 09:40:14

so you don't want to hear about our camping at the weekend where we had the entire field to ourselves then? wink

Upwind Tue 29-Jul-08 09:40:41

Some campsites have v. strict noise controls. I got back to our tent late in the evening last summer and found we had not closed the valve on one side of the airbed properly so started pumping it back up with a foot pump. Minutes later a warden turned up and demanded complete silence. Not sure what he thought the rythmic pumping sound was blush

It was a lovely campsite and we had complete silence each night.

WhereTheWildThingsWere Tue 29-Jul-08 09:40:49

We will only camp at sites with noise curfews.

But then we are grumpy gits with small dc's who get up early.

Mikafan Tue 29-Jul-08 09:42:49

We own a touring caravan and joined the Caravan Club and only go to their certified locations for this very reason - we hate noise and want to appreciate the peace and quiet when we're on holiday but appreciate others like letting their hair down and making noise as part of their holiday - its a difficult balancing act.

sallystrawberry Tue 29-Jul-08 11:40:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RTKangaMummy Tue 29-Jul-08 16:58:09

wow SS

please email me the details of that site with the farmers wife

rtkangamummy007 at googlemail dot com

Whizzz Tue 29-Jul-08 17:00:50

we went here last year - was strict about curfew & we heard warden telling a load in 2 caravans to keep the noise down

Love2bake Tue 29-Jul-08 17:44:46

Sorry but PMSL laughing at the football on head....

I know what you mean though, I am a regular camper and never make any noise after 11pm.

When we have noisy people staying up until all hours, I always let the kids play in the morning, loudly grin

milkybarsrus Tue 29-Jul-08 19:53:02

i'm sorry too stripey knickers, and wetting myself at the football on the head whilst laying in your tent grin and the drums! sorry, sorry, sorry!

Ripeberry Tue 29-Jul-08 20:00:48

Last year we were in the New forest looking for a campsite and one looked quite nice, until we saw the other campers.
It seemed like a large familly from hell had descended onto this campsite and they could tell we were "new" and they just stared at us all the time and their little darlings decided to show us that they did not want us to camp there by reving their mini motorbikes and doing v-signs.
We just did a u-turn out of that campsite, it was mostly empty...wonder why hmm
A few miles down the road, found a lovely farm with horses and ski center, so that was great!

Blandmum Tue 29-Jul-08 20:05:58

If you want a nice site, run by fabbo people, who keep to the quite hours thing go to the campsite in Newcastle Emlyn

Tiny little bar , just for the campers a couple of nighs a week, small animals of the kids to help to feed. Trampoline but nice and quiet at nights

theexmrsfederer Wed 30-Jul-08 21:50:21

It works the other way too.

The last time we went camping (very quiet site, at night), some "little darlings" were kicking a ball around and screaming at top volume at 6am!!

I don't know how the parents slept through it but they must have as there was no sight/sound of them !

MsPontipine Wed 30-Jul-08 22:31:42

Football on the head !! grin

Washersaurus Wed 30-Jul-08 22:53:47

So is it not the done thing to poke your head out your tent and ask people to be quiet?

All we could hear when trying to sleep whilst away at the weekend was the woeful sob stories of two lost souls told at embarrassing volume between 12-2am

theexmrsfederer Thu 31-Jul-08 08:26:32

I don't care if tis not done thing to ask people to be quiet, if they are so rude they need telling.

Yep, there is always some people who get depressive after a few wines wink

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