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Anyone fancy a single parent's camping trip?

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Lioninthesun Tue 21-May-13 23:08:35

I was just thinking that this is in most SP's price range (camping in general I mean) and how it would be really boring/hard to do it alone...although admittedly I have never tried but the thought of setting up a tent with DD running riot makes my brain bleed a little.
So...if it isn't too weird an idea....does anyone else fancy it?
<visions of a few giggles around a campfire with marshmallows and the odd baileys perhaps>

HerrenaHarridan Fri 24-May-13 09:25:37

£13 a night, near ish the sea, have t read the reviews yet as in supposed to be getting out of the house. This is exciting smile

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 10:24:38

I just looked at that one Herrena, in August the price spikes so high. I put details in for 1adult 2children, it would be over £100 for 3 nights.

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 10:43:28

Mind you the st Leonard's one is £70 for 3 nights in August. Thing is, the closer they get to the beach, the more they cost.

lizzie479 Fri 24-May-13 13:07:15

Hi Can I join? My sister lives in Winchester and I love the new forest. Have a DD age 4 and a DS age 2. They would LOVE Peppa Pig world but I have held off both camping and peppa pig world this year as think it will be such hard work on my own since only becoming a SP six months ago! I am not going to be crying into my soup though! Really fancy the camp fire/hot choc baileys and a giggle scenario !

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 16:12:08

I still think the St Leonards one sounds best - sandy beaches are only 7 miles away it says! I don't think we will get much cheaper in the area than £11 per night. If we book all together they may do a discount if we ask nicely?

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 16:14:45

Lizzie welcome! OOooh this is going to be fun!

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 16:15:50

Wow, am I right in counting 8 adults so far? smile

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 16:19:01

I'm happy with the st Leonard's one too. smile its only 2 miles from wonderland (the Alice in wonderland place I mentioned too)

Exciting exciting smile

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 16:29:10

I do think if we called and explained we don't all have cars - i.e only 3/4 cars between 8 tents they may give us a discount... Has to be worth a try!
Anyone do telesales? wink

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 16:50:44

I'm happy to give them a ring tomorrow smile

janey223 Fri 24-May-13 16:59:17

I'd love to come, can someone bring a car of wine?

I don't drive but anywhere accessible from London!

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 18:47:16

janey there are a few of us not driving, and you are more than welcome! I will be trekking in from Kent (prob via train) with a buggy straining under the weight of a tent and sleeping bags etc. I did 9 months around Oz with a backpack about the size of my torso...I think it may be time to hook that badboy out of the loft!
<Please note; I may fall over like a weeble on arrival>

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 18:50:54

Actually just looked at the train journey from my town to Bournemouth station and I have to change at Victoria to Clapham Junction anyway, which is where the direct train goes from. If you are training it perhaps we could try for the same train? I'll be quite easy to spot I imagine!

HerrenaHarridan Fri 24-May-13 20:26:20

Super exciting, I'm happy to go for st Leonard's too.

Definitely worth trying for a discount for group booking, a motorhome pitch is usually allowed an awning and a tent. So some one may be able to pitch their tent in 'my' motorhome pitch.

Shall figure out some dates or see what Yoni can negotiate in August?

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 20:28:58

I am free the last two weeks of Aug so would prefer that end of the month if poss but flexible as to specific days and number of nights smile

HerrenaHarridan Fri 24-May-13 20:45:59

I'm busy 22-25 but either side of that is fine. Slightly overlapping if necessary but I would be a bit sad

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 20:50:49

I can't do bank holiday weekend, but i will see what they have tomorrow smile
I think it said no pup tents herrena, which would me we can't do that, but I will check smile

HerrenaHarridan Fri 24-May-13 21:17:25

Ok, tell them it's the teeny tiniest motorhome that its possible to have, it's exactly the same size as a bedford Bambi and only has 970cc engine grin

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 21:26:24

Lol ok!

IneedAyoniNickname Fri 24-May-13 21:27:04

Lol ok!

Blondie1969 Fri 24-May-13 22:28:06

This campsite is great. Stayed for a week last year and going this year

Looking at booking to go in August 3rd Aug for five or six days with my ten year old girl and 6 year old boy.

Beach is twenty mins walk away. Train station not far. A supermarket is within walking distance. Campsite is great for kids and tyhe island of holyhead/anglesey has loads of fun (and relatively cheap things to do )

Lioninthesun Fri 24-May-13 22:36:23

Ah, my DD's falls then so wouldn't be able to make it even if the train wasn't a little daunting to Wales!
Hopefully someone else nearer may like to join you though - how about ninja?

janey223 Sat 25-May-13 01:05:06

Train goers could meet at clapham junction? It's pretty easy to get to for most I'd reckon, train would start at either Waterloo or London bridge if its not Victoria and they're a nightmare from here.

IneedAyoniNickname Sat 25-May-13 10:25:11

Ok, have spoken to them.
there are no discounts for no cars/groups etc.
We can have a pup tent, I misread that bit.
The lady recommends coming from 30th august onwards, as it is cheaper then. £22 per night for electric, £17 for standard. But she said it books up quickly as its the air show that weekend.
Does anyone have 'big' tents that they could share? Then costs are shared? Although sharing with strangers would be odd!

Lioninthesun Sat 25-May-13 11:12:51

Oh well done - that week suits me if it works for everyone else?
I am happy to share with others but DD is liable to do the usual toddler ransack of bags if unattended in the tent - just to pre warn! I have visions of us thinking she is asleep while she empties all of my shampoo/conditioner all over our clothes in the dead of night...
Yes, it takes me an hour and a bit to get to Clapham J but happy to meet somewhere there about 12/1ish and then aim to get to the site 3ish?

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