Easter Camping

Easter is the first time in the year when you can realistically go camping without it being far too cold for kids. It’s a fab time to go because lots of campsites are fairly quiet and Spring is usually underway meaning that you can delight in seeing lots of baby birds, insects and beautiful flowers.

We usually try to go camping in North Norfolk and particularly like the campsite at Burnham Deepdale because its small, eco-friendly and set within the most magnificent stretch of coastline in Britain. If you like salt marshes, golden sands, seals and birdwatching this is the place for you. I’ve got so many happy memories of camping there with my husband first and then with our young family that it’s a place which we will return to for many years to come I am sure.

Camping has proved itself to be one of the best family holidays  we have done for so many reasons, not least the sense of teamwork and family which it encourages. The children enjoy the adventure aspect of it and the fact that they can stay up till its dark and run about fields making a noise. Last summer they went on a dragon fly hunt in the dark around the campsite and they still talk about it! It’s lovely to snuggle up inside the tent with them all and just appreciate the simple things in life. 

One of the main things to do when thinking about camping with children in particular is to make sure that you kit yourselves out properly. We have everything from air beds to a fantastic  ‘bog in a bag’ quite literally a portable toilet which means you don’t have to take those late night strolls across a dark field! 

There are a couple of shops where you can completely kit yourselves out for a camping adventure and one of them is the place where I used to work as a Saturday girl: Millets. Millets is fab for children’s clothes; think indestructible, practical and stylish. They also do a fab range of tents which you’ll find hard to beat for prices and some quirky stuff which you can use to girl up the tent; think nicely coloured torches and picnic ware.

I hope I’ve encouraged you to think about giving it a go this year. If you personally cant face it, then why not set the tent up in the garden for the kids over the Easter holidays. I can guarantee they would love it!


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