Hmm...there will be a communal fire and I don't quite know what it will be like. There is the option of bringing a stove (I don't have one) but with 4 dc to keep an eye on....well, I just want to keep things as simple as possible
Def wait till fire dies down like OMDB says. Not sure large fires and cooking really go together tbh. Can you have a small cooking fire which is seperate and rig up a grill over it. Much easier than sticks/long handled forks. Even better in a pan over the fire.
Forget the sausages? and do baked apples, potatoes, marshmallows (on wooden skewers) or can you not eat gelatine? Core the apples, stuff hollow with raisins, wrap in foil, in embers. Um- we always hung pans on hooks from a stick, hanging between 2 sets of forked sticks at either end IYSWIM.