This week marked the beginning of a different sort of adventure for all of us; that of camping as a family. With the enormous amount of extra stuff required by our little boy packed beautifully into the car by my fair hand, we set off towards the Wye Valley, setting of pleasant memories from my childhood. My wife and I had probably spent longer choosing the campsite where we would be staying than the duration of our stay but, upon arrival, were very pleased we’d made the effort. The facilities at Greenway Farm are the best I’ve ever experienced on a campsite in the UK and, given its location, it’s well worth the drive. The weather on arrival allowed us to set up in the dry and I was a lucky witness of Henry’s first foray into tent erection – he’s a natural!
Being outside gave Henry the freedom to run round to his heart’s content -it was great to watch! Sometimes he needed a little helping hand as he’s still not the steadiest on his feet and I was very happy to be able to provide this stability!
We were not lucky with the weather every day of our break but we didn’t let this put a damper on our activities. We’ve learnt a considerable amount about camping with small children in varying conditions and hope to put this to more frequent use in future.