We have had the best news ever this week! News so exciting, Luke cried tears of happiness and has talked of nothing else since I told him! We are going on holiday!! This is the first holiday we've had in quite a while, so it's a fairly major event and we are really looking forward to it. Luke is growing up so fast and he has been mentioning for some time now that he would love to go 'proper' camping. For the uninitiated in the language of small boys, 'proper' camping must take place a significant distance from the place where you live, ie; not in the garden or under the dining table.
|Not gonna cut it this time!|
|Nearly, but not quite there...|
So, you can imagine my joy when the lovely people at Roebeck Country Park offered us a free stay to try out their recently refurbished, luxury camping and touring park, near Ryde on the Isle of Wight! After a gnat's breath of hesitation, we hastily agreed and have been busy putting plans in place to sail over during half term. The site looks amazing, I have to say. With 14 acres of managed parkland, there is masses of space for even the most elaborate of tents and they accept all sizes of tourer too! However, I can be a tiny bit of a diva and I would like to hang on to a few home comforts, so we will be staying here...
An 18' traditional style tipi, with basic furnishings, including foam mattresses and LED lighting. That's more like it! What I am most looking forward to, though, are the fabulous surroundings. With views over the Ashley Valley and the Isle of Wight coastline, this park is going to be the perfect destination for some relaxing family time away from the usual distractions of modern living. That's my plan, but, with the park being so close to Ryde, we have found so many different activities to do and places to visit, we may have to stay a bit longer to fit everything in!
Have you ever been camping? I have not, and there is an element of trepidation that I am going to forget something vital or commit a hideous camping faux pa and disgrace us all! If you have any top tips or suggestions, I would be very grateful to hear them. I would be so pleased if you could comment below. Thank you!