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Going camping with 5yr old ..HELP!!!

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banned8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Good morning,My son has been camping in the garden with his uncle but now wants daddy to take him to a camp site(OMG) camping.I have not a clue? but I actually would like to do this,I have no equiptment and no idea where to go.I live in the south east,can anybody!!HEELLP!!
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banned8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#1
lets address the real situation here first........

you live in the south east, and your a leeds fan?
#2
Borrow the uncles equipment...

Find a very local camp site with a Google search...

I did an overnight in the garden with my son at that age...

Then we did a very local campsite just after...
banned#3
make sure you take some games...for when it pee's it down & get an electric hook up :thumbsup:
#4
Go Ray Mears style... flint, knife and head into the woods... :)
#5
have a look at [url]www.ukcampsite.co.uk[/url] they have hundreds of sites on there, just do a search nearish to home and it will list what each camp has as onsite facilities.
If you can I would get hold of or borrow an air mattress, it's harder than you think sleeping on the floor. Take a torch with you for night time toilet trips.
banned#6
MinstrelMan
lets address the real situation here first........

you live in the south east, and your a leeds fan?


They kicked me out too posh..but I am a fat northerner
banned#7
OrginalTopcat
make sure you take some games...for when it pee's it down & get an electric hook up :thumbsup:


did'nt know you could get an electric hook up?whatever this is:whistling:
1 Like #8
for your first trip all you need is a small tent, air mattress, sleeping bags, pillows, a torch, a small battery operated lamp for in the tent, toilet roll (just incase they run out), something to drink and some snacks (you could always get a take away or eat out), something like a game to keep the little fellow entertained if it's raining. Also take some extra layers of warm clothing incase it gets cold at night.
#9
there is some half price camping stuff at tesco at the mo
1 Like #10
podd2000
did'nt know you could get an electric hook up?whatever this is:whistling:


It's to plug in the TV, XBOX 360 and kettle - how else will you be entertained and prepare Pot Noodles? My advice, just go camping - find somewhere you can light an open fire, cook sausages on sticks and enjoy being outside! The 5 yo will love it!
banned#11
caz1cool
for your first trip all you need is a small tent, air mattress, sleeping bags, pillows, a torch, a small battery operated lamp for in the tent, toilet roll (just incase they run out), something to drink and some snacks (you could always get a take away or eat out), something like a game to keep the little fellow entertained if it's raining. Also take some extra layers of warm clothing incase it gets cold at night.


very helpful thanks
banned#12
ok thanks..home comforts
#13
Agree with the link to ukcampsite.co.uk. Great site, use it all the time.

An electric hookup is good if you want to run a fridge/coolbox from mains power. We also run a light from ours. BUT, if you are only going away for weekend it is probably not needed. Take a non-electric coolbox with you and many sites will let you hire icepacks to keep it cool while you are away. Replace them every morning and it should keep milk/cheese/butter/meat cool enough.

Enjoy your trip :-D
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http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_388629_langId_-1_CarSelectorCatalogId__CarSelectorGroupId__varient__categoryId_33978_crumb_63502_parentcategoryrn_33978 not sure if its any good but you could get something like this also a couple of disposable bbq packs are a good idea and if you do get electric just buy/take a basic electric kettle £4 ish, for a drink of hot choc before bed time with biscuit dunkers, my kids love it and just have a great time your son will love spending time with his dad doing bloke things (camping, fires, football etc)


argos have some offers on tents too
banned#15
ding
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_388629_langId_-1_CarSelectorCatalogId__CarSelectorGroupId__varient__categoryId_33978_crumb_63502_parentcategoryrn_33978 not sure if its any good but you could get something like this also a couple of disposable bbq packs are a good idea and if you do get electric just buy/take a basic electric kettle £4 ish, for a drink of hot choc before bed time with biscuit dunkers, my kids love it and just have a great time your son will love spending time with his dad doing bloke things (camping, fires, football etc)



thank-you for you help;-)

argos have some offers on tents too
#16
Be sure to take waterproofs and wellies. The best way to occupy kids if it is raining it splashing in puddles. You might even find yourself enjoying it.
#17
forget a camp site, just go wild camping somewere, just take a tent, a knife, and some flint.
#18
It's definately much more fun if you forget about all the things you should take 'just in case'. It's all part of the fun improvising when your camping - your son will have a great time :).
banned#19
black gerbil1
forget a camp site, just go wild camping somewere, just take a tent, a knife, and some flint.


Scary:shock:
banned#20
black gerbil1
forget a camp site, just go wild camping somewere, just take a tent, a knife, and some flint.


Yeah, go to Epping Forest, you might even get to see someone from Eastenders burying a body (it's weeks since that happened so one must be due soon).
#21
MinstrelMan;2160287
lets address the real situation here first........

you live in the south east, and your a leeds fan?

nowt wrong with that - I am too

- my husband and 10 year old son are going camping soon up in Scotland - I hate camping so there is no way on earth I will go with them - my son wants to see if he can get a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster (just hope he doesn't see my husband naked in the morning - lol)
banned#22
sn0ttyang3l
- my husband and 10 year old son are going camping soon up in Scotland - I hate camping so there is no way on earth I will go with them - my son wants to see if he can get a glimpse of the Loch Ness Monster (just hope he doesn't see my husband naked in the morning - lol)


Now thats put an image I didn't want in my head:?
banned#23
Prissymiss
Now thats put an image I didn't want in my head:?


have bought a tent from argos only £39.99 but think I gone over the top 6 berth:oops: looks easy to erect:whistling:

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