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Camoing in the autumn

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roseability Wed 27-Aug-08 21:15:22

Thinking of going camping at the end of September. I am worried it will be too cold! I have a 2yr old DS

Has anyone else camped outwith the spring/summer months with their LOs and survived. Any tips?

Am I mad?

anniebear Wed 27-Aug-08 21:19:15

I would have thought September would be ok (depending if we have normalish weather!)

maybe hats for everyone at night lol

(ps, dont listen to me though.....we have our first camping trip on Friday!!)

roseability Wed 27-Aug-08 21:23:44

I live in Scotland, so normalish weather is a rarity!

We have a long weekend at the end of September and no money!

Might just go and stay with relatives instead

roseability Wed 27-Aug-08 21:24:16

Forgot to say good luck on Friday!

NoMoreOlympics Wed 27-Aug-08 21:25:29

could it be any worse than most of July and August ???

I am certainly hoping for an Indian summer.

QuintessentialShadow Wed 27-Aug-08 21:28:08

Last time I went camping we had between 10 to 12 degrees celsius, partly clouded partly sunny. One night with rain. I had wollen blankets on top of the Thermarests. We had sleeping bags. I let the kids wear tights, woolen socks, t shirt, pyjama top and fleece jacket in their sleeping bags for sleeping. I wore tights, sock, t shirt and fleece also. It was fine. You are talking about tenting right?

roseability Wed 27-Aug-08 21:41:03

yes tenting!

Glad to hear reassuring comments

surprise Wed 27-Aug-08 22:13:44

Went in June this year and the temperature at night was 6 degrees. the first night I was freezing, but the second night, on an airbed with bedsocks, 4 seasons sleeping bag and hat, I actually got a decent night's sleep. I would take duvet to put over sleeping bag and maybe have your LO sleeping next to you for extra warmth. It could of course be much warmer than that at night, but best to be prepared. Happy camping smile

dylsmum1998 Fri 29-Aug-08 22:54:09

it would depend on how warm you and yours are. i camped with my children in april and we had frost on the tent in mornings, but we were all fine.
camped a couple of weeks ago with my sister and me and my children were baking slept on the sleeping bags, my sis slept in her sleeping bag in pj's jumper and coat and complained she was still cold.
as suggested by others take more than you think you'll need and then you'll be fine

twofishes Mon 01-Sep-08 15:41:30

recent camping trip slept with duvet and blankets under and over airbed freeezing had to gather the DC's in with us to use a hot water bottles..we are 'thinking' about going again in October hmm to restore our faith in camping as this trip was bad bad bad

brightwell Mon 01-Sep-08 17:34:29

We're planning a couple of camping trips in at the beginning & one the last weekend. We will be going very local so can always come home if it's too unpleasant.

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