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Ahh just bought a tent and am irrationally excited, now I need a campsite please!

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monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 18:09:45

Just bought a tent from Tesco of all places, total impulse but a 6 berth for £42.50. Now Im not an experienced camper, and I know its not going to be top quality, but nevertheless Im totally excited so no pissing on my bonfire please grin
Anyway, put it up in my garden and its huge (bout 19foot long-thats huge for me!), so now I just need ideas on where to take it. I live in Cheltenham, but will travel to Devon/cotswolds/wales etc, but I need somewhere nice. Dont want to sound snobby, but clean showers are a must!
When I was a kid we used to stay on a farm in Pembrokeshire, and it was about £6 per night, and you just turned up and picked a spot in the field. Now is it still like this or do I need to move with the times....

Slubberdegullion Mon 29-Jun-09 18:47:06

Can't suggest a site I'm afraid.

best to search on ukcs here

Some sites are as you describe, others you need to book months in advance.

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Mon 29-Jun-09 18:49:18

Cheltenham? Forest of Dean my love, Bracelands for clean showers.

Look on the forest holidays site.

Pont kemys (also has a site) in the Usk Valley is close to you as well and seems nice when we drive by (to get to the tent shop grin wink)

monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 19:12:24

Oooh nice one Peachy, Im off to google....

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Mon 29-Jun-09 19:24:18

really thats barganous - can you do a link to it for me as dh almost said he would consider tent camping today (also 2 kids)(in past have had trailer tent and normal tent b4 kids) - linky ,,,, smile

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Mon 29-Jun-09 19:41:38

o probs MOnkey LOL, not that far from you actually (applying to Gloucester Uni in September as well)

If ythose are a no-go try the Raglan / Usk / Monmouth triangle as that is gorgeous and also close to you. Search on UK Campsite

monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 19:52:41

Nappywhatevercantreaditproperly look on Tesco website, its the Vis-a-vis 6 berth tent £85.00. Its not reduced online, but in store it is!
Im so excited, I put it up in the garden earlier and my other half had to drag me in cuz I wanetd to sleep in it tonight!
Has anyone ever been to The Marlbank Inn in Malvern? It looks cheap but good.
Peachy, those camp sites are a good bet for later in the year, but for our first try I think I want to be near things for the kids, prob Cotswold wildlife park, or a good swimming pool?
Ohhh so much choice!
Lincoln farm park seems MAZIN-google it!

monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 19:54:13

Nappy forgot to say Ive got 2 kids too and didnt give the other half a choice, I bought it, then told him it would be a waste of money if we didnt use it wink

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Mon 29-Jun-09 19:56:37

it looks fine and dandy - oh we have to be able to stand up so not for us but still bargain!

Nappyzone is a beetroot runner smile

monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 20:07:30

You can stand up in it! Well I can anyway, and Im 5' 7". My other half will have to duck under the door but will be able to stand up in the middle.
Oooh I sound like a tesco sale woman!

JHKE Mon 29-Jun-09 20:09:03

monkeyface - Been to Lincoln Farm Park and it is very nice... outstanding toilet/ shower block.. We have been twice now.

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Mon 29-Jun-09 20:13:03

ooooooooo <ponders>

really i need one where all 4 of us can sleep in same area or same area divided by a curtain thingy.... i am googling mad ere!

monkeyfacegrace Mon 29-Jun-09 20:18:26

Thanks JHKE, its defo an option for us, but Im feeling out of season as the facilities look great for a wet weekend!
Has anyone been to Bo Peep in Oxfordshire?

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Tue 30-Jun-09 09:30:32

Naother one to consider maybe is broadway house in Cheddar? Pool and facillities but far enough away from pitches that they don't affect overall experience IYKWIM

monkeyfacegrace Tue 30-Jun-09 09:43:56

Peachy what does IYKWIM mean? Im farrrr to thick to work it out! But thanks for the tip, googling now x

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Tue 30-Jun-09 09:46:33


if you know what I mean


monkeyfacegrace Tue 30-Jun-09 09:49:46

Hehe I get it now. God for 22 I feel old not knowing the lingo! Im still trying to figure out what dd/ds/dh etc stands for!
Broadway house looks great, but £62 for 2 nights mid week! I could get a 4 day hol at haven for that, without having to pitch a tent!

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Tue 30-Jun-09 12:33:14

It is good though- swimming pool, there's entertainment which we love (not the stuffed animal sort LOL) but am biased on that as DH's mate runs that side of it wink (at least he did, ahs changed hands since!)

Haven'e been since the buy out last year though. looks immensely more posh on the website.

tiredemma Tue 30-Jun-09 12:35:30

Fforest Fields in Powys- Amazing

monkeyfacegrace Tue 30-Jun-09 16:43:32

Thanks emma, Ive just looked at it and it seems perfect! Think that may be the one.
Thanks again everyone!

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