We were recently part of the Ready Camper blogger weekend. As a family we had never been camping before and so I could see no better way to start than to get Glamping.
When we arrived, although only in Tamworth around 30 minutes from our home, it definitely felt like we were on holiday. There was so much room for the boys to play, and the tent, well ready camp’s motto is ‘everything but the kitchen sink’, and they mean it! Once you unzip the door you can put the kettle on, kick back on the sofa or sit at the table for a family game.
No soon as we had put our bags down, the boys were making friends, playing pokemon cards on the shaded veranda and making friends with the other bloggers children. We were in tent Number 6. We made our beds (with bedding that we bought) and we were on our way.
Activities throughout the Friday and Saturday were lovely. On the Friday once settled in we were left to explore, and of course as mums do best, we drank wine and had a major catch up with bloggers we already knew. The children were basically feral for the weekend, I don’t think my boys have ever been so happy to have free reign to play. And on the second day when more bloggers arrived, they also started looking for sticks and nosying in the trees. They said it was the best holiday ever.
A lovely big gazebo was set up for us to socialise in and it’s also where we heard Ready Camps Ambassador Katy Hill talking about her personal views on ready camp, how her children love camping. And really just agreeing with how much more fun children have when they are allowed to get a little wild. 63% of parents say that the most appealing quality for camping and glamping is quality time with your family and children and I definitely agree. When the screens are turned off it’s amazing where your imagination can go.
The food for the weekend was absolutely divine, I mean, just look at that juicy steak. We also had herby cheese stuffed portobello mushrooms, Asparagus and rocket and goat cheese salad. After eating dinner, and of course the apple and cinnamon cobbler pudding, the children played football whilst the adults drank wine. As you can see from below, although Andy wasn’t drinking he was definitely in a food coma, it took him a while to get up and wriggle to bed haha.
Ky made a really good friend at the weekend of Erica from 92 Three 30‘s little boy. So much so that Erica and I have discussed purchasing a weekend at the ready camp in Tamworth again because everyone loved it so much. Just to make us feel that little more special after our making of tipi’s, exploring, playing games, drinking wine and eating good food, ready camp gave us a lovely goody bag of which had some marshmellows and a gel tin that you set on fire to toast the marshmellows. Just so much fun and tasty too. There really is nothing like laughter and nature with the people you love.
Conveniently situated around the UK, there are 39 Ready camp sites to choose from. All you need to do is bring your own bedding, towels, tea towels and a sense of adventure.*
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* Also necessary food and toiletries.
**Thanks to Ready Camp for inviting us to this blogger Weekend.