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Anyone want to help me find a campsite....

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smee Wed 17-Jun-09 15:01:04

..for a family camping weekend. It's my parent's Golden Wedding Anniversary. My idea, so I have to find the site. We're all split between London/ Birmingham/ Bristol, so need somewhere all can reach in less than 2 hours. Need a quiet site (not into being entertained, baah!) hot showers (a must for my mum), we'll need to barbeque (sausages a must for DC smile). All in all just somewhere plain lovely really. Was wondering about the New Forest, but have never been, but just need a good site anywhere really. Anyone got any suggestions? I'd be ever so grateful...

Peachy Wed 17-Jun-09 15:04:18

WE did that for my aprents Golden last year- pissed won, bloody nightmare PMSL

We went to one near brisytol- broadway House at CHeddar- but maybe for your needs Bracelands in the Forest of Dean? New Forest also good,easiest way to start is the Forest Holidays website, recommend Hollands Wood myself.

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Peachy Wed 17-Jun-09 15:11:17

Mine love camping- they did marry young though, Mum was a teenager.

Some sites do those forest lodges don't they? So you can combine with those- BIL has severe ehalth problems so ahd one of those as has to have a proper bed, shower and loo very close by.

smee Wed 17-Jun-09 15:14:17

Mine love camping. They go all the time. It's me who can't get up... grin

fruitshootsandheaves Wed 17-Jun-09 15:34:41

try here. We use the reviews on this site to help us decide which campsite to go to each year. Other peoples reviews can be really useful.

smee Wed 17-Jun-09 17:42:29

Thanks fruit - site looks good, I will do a tour once bedtime's over.
Peachy what's Bracelands and Holland's Wood like then? Do tell. I want idyllic, quiet beautiful, but a bit of space for the kids to race about and kick a footie would be good too. Not too many people/ pitches. Just simple stuff really. A pretty field with a hot shower in would do. Oh and a loo would be kind of nice..

PortBlacksandResident Wed 17-Jun-09 17:49:14

Fforest Fields - Buith Wells. Gorgeous campsite, lots of space for kids, you can hire a chimnea type thing for BBQs.

Shhhhh wink

bigbellylady Wed 17-Jun-09 17:52:50

this is a fantastic place to go

smee Wed 17-Jun-09 21:30:41

PortBlacks your secret's safe with me - you're right it's perfect. But, it's also nearly four hours from London. I might not persuade DH to drive that far - after all he is going to have to spend a whole weekend with my family, and that's a big ask in itself.....
bigbelly. That looks perfect for me too - but sadly not for my dad, who does so love his car, so wouldn't like the idea of it not being next to him. Sad but true...
Anyone else got any ideas then? This is all so incredibly helpful. + to think I don't even know any of you.. smile

3rdnparty Thu 18-Jun-09 12:52:37

how about here,...not far from Bath

www.stowfordmanorfarm.co.uk/

...has great reviews ...unfortunately been full both times we wanted to go ... and now ruled out as have roving 4 year old ! older kids should be ok and you can have cream teas on the lawn!

smee Thu 18-Jun-09 19:56:14

Ooh, that looks divine - I do so love a cream tea, and the kids will love the river swimming. THANK YOU 3rdnparty. I will give them a call and hope they've got some space..

smee Fri 19-Jun-09 14:20:37

Grrr, they're fully booked. That's a blow. Any other ideas welcomed..

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Fri 19-Jun-09 16:28:25

We're going here Rocks East in a couple of weeks. Quite basic but you can have fires etc. They're recommended in Cool Camping for Kids, so hopefully it'll be good!

smee Fri 19-Jun-09 18:16:08

Ta Oranges - I like the idea of an open fire. I might give them a call and see if they've any space.

3rdnparty Mon 22-Jun-09 20:19:43

Smee, thats a pain....another place has been recommended bit more into Somerset ...

www.batcombevale.co.uk/home.asp

hope you get somewhere sorted smile

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