Sunday, 14 September 2014

Camping fun- Part 1

Over the summer, we grasped a new challenge.

Before babies, Mr J and I went camping often.
Up to Scotland and across to Anglesey.
I have one criteria, shower facilities.
I do not cope well without a shower and a coffee to revive me in the morning.

And with children.
Well, this was going to be a leap.

So, over the summer holidays,
Mr J took Seren camping to Talybont.
When our friends came to stay, all three children camped out with Mr J.

So there was no excuse when I had time off at the end of the holidays as to why we wouldn't go camping.

Not least because Mr J had decided to invest my 'stress less' thank you gift vouchers in a tent.

Because of course, what would make me stress less (??!),

So, research complete.
We were headed for The Gower.
I set off to book a campsite.
Completely forgetting how a Bank Holiday weekend might affect our ability to book.

As it was, we found a perfect campsite.
It was, honestly, very basic.
It reminded me of one of Mr J & my favourite campsites from life before children.
On the first day I got a great hot shower.
This turned out to be a really good thing as on the second day I left it later and didn't.
That could have changed our break some!
We stayed at Llanmadoc, a great price for the views and pitch, reflective of the facilities. But like our home, I'm a fan of staying somewhere for the view.

I made the mistake of asking the best way to the beach.
Over the dune, was the confused, obvious, answer.
It was wonderful being such a short walk (less than five minutes) from a sandy beach.
And having spotted a castle on the drive to the campsite, the children recreated Mike the Knight at Weobley Castle.

My intention had been to explore the Gower.
But with a fantastic beach on the doorstep and the Castle as a backdrop.
Seren's school mate joining us on the second night.
This was the perfect, three day break.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. So pleased to hear your camping venture was a success. It sounds like the research paid off and the site was in a perfect place. that last shot of the little ones sleeping bottoms up is just adorable. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  2. Gorgeous scenic photos of the beach and castle.I think the lack of showers adds to the fun of camping though.I love how your boys sleep.


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