Family Camping has never been so glamorous!
I absolutely adore camping and spent a lot of my childhood camping in Canada. On occasion I’ve joked about being buried in my sleeping bag when I die. Please don’t hold me to this. However, we’ve done very little camping in the UK, I don’t know if this is down to weather, lack of camping gear or a misconception of UK campsites. But, we have dipped our toe into Glamping and are rather partial to it.
Pubs with Campsites near Hastings
We have been on a couple of occasions as I managed to borrow the missing bits of gear (e.g tent and camp beds). A few months back we went overnight camping in Boreham Street, East Sussex, near Hastings at the Bull’s Head. The campsite was nothing more than an open field with a loo block (tent pitch £15 a night).
Nonetheless, the location was brilliant close to many local beaches and backing onto to a fabulous pub (stumbling distance) with an amazing menu, wine list and garden. I had a perfectly cooked rib eye steak with a very nice glass of red wine or two. The landlord was also very helpful when I needed to ring him at 6 am to get him to let my daughter out of the loos after locking herself in by accident. Now that’s what I call child friendly. I must also add that it is dog-friendly as well.
We do hope to start doing more camping next year and I’m slowly starting to amass some gear. We’re still in need of a tent but for the time being will continue to borrow, but I do now have a lovely set of Berrow Hill Melamine Dishes from Olpro that I can’t wait to try out camping. They’re not only stylish and great for camping but perfect for picnics and BBQs.
Win a Sleeping Bag
The lovely folk at Olpro have offered my readers a chance to win one of their lightweight Witley Sleeping Bag with red on the inside. It comes in its own stuff sack with draw string and if you have two you can zip them together to make a double. I quite fancy getting the Berrow Hill one to match my new dishes. Camping really is getting rather civilized.
Enter by simply using the rafflecopter form below. The full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the form. But, in short, it’s open to UK residents aged 18 +. Competition closes on the 17th Sept 2013.
Good luck and happy camping.
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Disclosure: I received the melamine set free of charge for review purposes.
198 thoughts on “Camping in Style? Co-ordinated camping gear? #giveaway”
im a camper make sure you have spare dry clothes
we are campers the most important thing to take is an extra blanket
I’m a glamper – Don’t forget the bottle opener
take an eye mask, it gets light very early in summer
Glamper, I do like to be dry, warm and comfortable. Though find the countryside peaceful and relaxing. Can opener, as I do like my food. Whilst I can recall a camping trip I was on as a child. We were a large group, and as the adults were unpacking they initially thought they had forgotten the can opener. Luckily it turned up, as they had also brought several catering sized cans of food.
I’m a camper – love it! Our blackened whistling kettle is a must have for us!!!! Cannot beat a nice cuppa made from the whistling kettle on an open camp fire!
wet wipes! they are essential
Always take a little stove, need coffee for the morning xx (and bacon MMM ) can’t beat a bacon sarnie in the open air xx thanks for the chance to win this x
Im a camper but like to glamp as much as is possible. Blow up bed is a must along with a bottle of wine
Glamper and I need chocolate, wine and shampoo lol
bottle opener :-) or screw cap wine
I am a camper and I always take a barbecue x
I`m a camper, most important item is a torch so you can find the toilets at night x
a camper and a bottle opener is definitely essential!
Water bottle :)
I’m definitely a glamper but unfortunately married to a hardened camper! Huggies wet wipes are my camping essential – nice and strong and a nice scent too!
glamper wine and a nice clean hot shower
Definitely a glamper. Always remember a torch! :)
a glamper and at least two bottles of wine
I am a camper – A sheewee is important to me!
a glamper – bottle opener!
Am a glamper (if at all) – corkscrew, never ever forget the corkscrew (and decent plastic glasses, not the ones that collapse if you squeeze them at all)
Glamper or camper depending on who I am with. I always take an experienced keen camper with me because they usually have thought of everything so I am free to focus on the entertainment – chocolate, wine, games etc.
Glamper I couldnt live without a bottle opener
Glamper – definitely chocolate!
A glamper, and definitely my smartphone!
Has to be wet wipes
Camper and my camping quilt gets taken everywear great to wrap round of an evening then as an extra cover on the bed.
I am a camper and a must is a torch and a mummy sleeping bag
wet wipes and matches a must have
a Camper! can’t forget the matches tho!
not been camping since I was a child, used to love it. most important a torch!
Warm clothes so that I can layer them when it is cold on an evening
I am a glamper and the most important thing for me is hair bobbles!
We love to camp and the most important thing to take is the tent!
Hot Water bottle
definitely a glamper – need a lovely warm blanket
Anti Bacterial Wipes
Camper – lots of warm blankets and cool wine x
camper – a wine bottle opener and some ice cube bags
A Swiss Army Knife
a very snuggly duvet
plan going on camping with the kids on the weekend and need more stuff to get ready.
I’m a camper but only because I haven’t had a chance at glamping yet :)
Definitely matches are essential for me :)
Camper and mouthwash
camper :) baby wipes!
Baby wipes are a must!!
Probably a glamper, where’s my bedding?
camper :) oh and baby wipes!!
more of a glamper, a snuggly sleeping bag and some nice snacks are what i would take
camper – enough food!!don’t want anyone going hungry) and (rain gear,obviously for unpredictable weather conditions
I’m a camper – definitely can’t do without a torch!
definitely a glamper! Baby wipes and wine!
has to be my make up bag
Im a camper. Most important thing for me is something to keep me warm
camping!! some dry shampoo is a must :)
I’m a Glamper!
Most important thing to take with you is toilet paper
toilet paper :)
Abit of both I think, you can never be without a bottle opener
camper – torch and lots of batteries :)
Camper – always need my phone with me! Can’t switch off.
Glamper – toilet paper and a torch. x
Definitely a glamper, but my daughter wants to go proper camping :-) I’d take as many home comforts as I could get away with !
glamper!!!! must have lots of warm clothes, sleeping bags, duvets etc, tent nights get cold!!!!
Glamper for sure! I always make sure i take some wine and a bottle opener!
camper, and i think blankets (lots of them!!) are a must!
a glamper… you MUST take some form of insect repellent. Wasps are a pain in the backside
Camper :} A pillow!
I like glamping , I take anything I can like my pillow and a comfy airbed .
Travel cleaning wash for clothes. Plenty of spare overalls and wellies. And two plastic sheets for the bottom of the tent as the ground sheets always seem to leak
I can happily do both! Depends how much alcohol I’ve had!
a camper who’s a wanna be glamper! I need my own pillow
camper – loads of warm clothing
Glamper. Matches, bottle opener, wellies, mobile phone
Bear Grylls would be quite handy ;)
wet wipes/toilet roll definately
I’m a Glamper can not go with out my make up !
I’m a camper… Although I’d MUCH rather be a glamper!!! Lol I have 6 kids and we camp to make sure we have a holiday every year! We would need a double decker bus to all be glampers! Ha! I do have to say my essential is make up though lol it’s one thing camping, but I refuse to camp looking like something out of a horror film :-D I do love the sleeping bag! I’m crossing my fingers for this.. Looks lovely!
Laura Williams x
Definitely a torch… and I ALWAYS forget!
spare socks!! nothing worse than wet feet :(
I’m a camper! Just come back from 8 days away in a lovely field in the middle of nowhere. Sunbathing in a bikini in the morning, sheltering from rain in the afternoon and snuggling in thermals and drinking wine at night! Fab! Always remember to take the tent…other than that there are always ways to get by! haha!
I’m a glamper. And I always take lots of wine!
Bottle opener is always essential!
I’m a camper. I always need to bring a torch!
I’m a glamper and need the heater
I’m a glamper. I like to be warm and dry otherwise it spoils the whole holiday.
A torch – to find the loo in the middle of the night :)
A glamper and hand sanitiser!
a torch!!! and extra batteries
I’m a glamper! Lots of wine
I’d love to be a glamper but I’m definitely much more of a camper. Bin liners are a must, they come in handy for so many things, you should always have a roll of them with you
I am most definitely a glamper!
glamper – torch
I a camper, box of matches
Camper and dont forget insect replant
I’m a camper, the most important thing for me is the kettle! I need my cups of tea
glamper – torch and wellies important
Camping has never appealed to me, I like my creature comforts (like being warm, dry & clean). I think if you spend all that money on going on holiday, you want it to be better than at home.
Lots of blankets! :)
im a glamper and a warm duvet is a must for me
Camper….. wellies and flip flops :)
Im a camper. Cant live without matches
Definitely a camper. Warm clothes are probably the most important thing to take camping. Oh and midge repellent.
Def a camper and our must have item is a torch!!
Camper…..a nice warm furry fleece blanket.
Camper – don’t forget plenty of warm, thick socks!
Glamper – tea bags
I’m a Glamper, i love my little home comforts :) Tin opener, lighter, toothbrush
Camper – hairbrush is a must :)
I’m a camper!! Well nearly. brought a new tent last week but haven’s been in it yet! Brought electrics for it though! Cant be without my hairdryer
Camper, don’t forget the torch!
A good airbed and plenty of blankets
Camper….spare gas for the cooker.
The one thing i always take camping has to be a washing up bowl,very annoying having to carry dirty plates and cutlery over to the communal sinks
A potty. I’m not a camper. I’ll do it for festivals but that’s at a push. A big push.
glamper and portaloo cant be doing traipsing across field at night
I am a camper and always have a torch x
We love camping it has to be the musical instraments
camper – wine
Definitely a glamper. Don’t forget the toilet roll!
I’m a camper. Don’t forget the tent!
BABY WIPES ARE HANDY
Glamper and has to be a bottle opener
Has to be a sleeping bag as no matter where you are least you’ll be warm x oh and a tent of course hehe xx
baby wet wipes and a torch most handy i think in a bad situation
Im more of a glamper.
A camper! A warm hat and socks.
Glamper and welly boots x
Glamper, definitely dry shampoo
I must admit I am more of a Glamper! My essentials are dry shampoo, wellies and chocolate :-)
glamper and toothpaste
portable lamp and tin opener
either i dont mind as long as im with my family
I used to be a camper but as im getting older i’d now saw glamper, a torch is essential
My husband so I can sit back relax …. As he puts up our tent, well I might spill my wine if I tried to help!
antibac hand sanitiser is a must!
I’m a glamper!
Can i say a portable loo!
make up wipes
I’m a bit of a glamper really! But I could do either – a bottle opener and tin opener are essential bits of kit! :)
Camper Extra socks!
Apart from the tent it has to be good company
A must is warm blankets x
I’m a camper! has to be the kettle every time
I camp, and one thing I always take is a proper mug to have my coffee in :)
The hubby :)
A decent pillow
Enough warm clothes and blankets
I am a GLAMPER!! Need my comforts, The most important thing for me to take with me is a big pile of books :)
I am a camper! Decent tent pegs! It got very windy when we were just camping and it was a struggle to keep the tent down lol!!! Oh and the marmite for my grilled toast I do on my camping stove! Yum!
Im Halfway between a Glamper and a Camper,I always Take A Queen sized blow up bed the basics like a portable toilet in the Tent and a good kettle for Copious cups of Tea and thick snuggly duvet and nice cover and pillows!But on the other hand love eating outdoors on the little gampergaz,and gazing at the stars or clouds under the said snuggly duvet with a pint of Real ale!!Bright blessings all X
Toilet roll! Although last time i went i had 4 familys ask if i had any cooking oil lol
I’m a Glamper, I would have to take coffee and a kettle, couldnt do without cups of coffee!
I’m a camper. The most important thing for me is my wind up torch. :-)
I love camping but have to take my onesie to keep warm!
i’m more of a glamper to be honest. toilet roll is a must for me lol!
A Glamper;) BOTTLE OF WINE.. x
Definitely a glamper! & would never be found camping without some good company & a drop of wine!
Glamper – body lotion and face cream
would have to be my phone
glamper, can opener
Babywipes, my absolute essential for camping x
Glamper. I would have to take baby wipes
A torch! nothing worse than being stuck somewhere you dont know in the dark, spooky!
my porta loo – the days of traipsing across to the WC in the night are long over for me
I’m a camper and I would never go without warm pjs (even in summer!) and plenty of fleece blankets. Evenings spent relaxing and having a wee drink are nowhere near as much fun if its cold, and they can be used for extra warmth at night too. Oh and baby wipes, but then I never go anywhere without baby wipes any more!