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How far in advance do you have to book a good campsite?

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PerfectPrefect Fri 19-Jun-09 14:05:52

I haven't even bought our tent yet (long long long story) still trying to decide how we will actually use it.

We would be looking for a nice campsite with the usual showers and stuff. preferably a bar (or pub close) a small park for the kids, a swimming pool perhaps.

How far in advance would we have to book for

1. A full week in a seaside (20mins drive to beach) lcoation in July/Aug
2. A long weekend in a seaside location in July/Aug.


zanz1bar Fri 19-Jun-09 14:32:38

now, if your lucky.
lots of places are booked up for summer weekends already, may have week days left.

PerfectPrefect Fri 19-Jun-09 14:37:57

hmm....just trying to work out whether we could get any last minute deals when we have determined the weather...sounds like it is a no.

PinkyMinxy Fri 19-Jun-09 14:43:02

Now, I would when it opens. We tend to book it at the end of our holiday the previous year (going to the same place as it's greta for small children).

But you could be lucky, hopefully smile

PinkyMinxy Fri 19-Jun-09 14:45:50

bum that all got garbled up. I meant to write:

Now, I would say.

The one we go to in Cornwall for two weeks in August tends to get booked up at the end of April when it opens.

We tend to book it at the end of our holiday the previous year (going to the same place as it's greta for small children).

PerfectPrefect Fri 19-Jun-09 14:46:15

I have nothing in mind TBH.

Just trying to work out how feasible a spur of the minute decision is....without ending up on a crap site in the middle of nowhere.

I booked in December for a week at a specific site I wanted in Devon in August. But I am a bit freaky about being organised about things like that.

PerfectPrefect Fri 19-Jun-09 16:19:13

I can see hte point if you want a specific site etc.

Is there really any point in us getting a tent to do a couple of long weekends over the summer holiday if we haven't even worked out where/when we want to go?

PinkyMinxy Fri 19-Jun-09 16:20:14

I think it depends if you want to spend the whole holiday at one site. Without the dc we rarely booked and had no problems, but that would only be for a few nights in each place. You may struggle tog et a full week in the really fabby family campsites- the only thing to do is to check a few sites.

PinkyMinxy Fri 19-Jun-09 16:22:22

sorry x-posts there. Can you borrow a tent from someone to see if you like it?

WE only prebook those two weeks, shorter breaks we choose somewhere nearer the time, based on wether there is a space for us etc.

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