Camping in Style? Co-ordinated camping gear? #giveaway

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

Pub with Campsites near HastingsWe 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.

Stylish Melamine Camping DishesWe 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

Light Weight Sleeping Bag for Camping

 

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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This competition is listed on Loquax, Prize Finder and Competition Hunter

Disclosure:  I received the melamine set free of charge for review purposes.

 

 

 

198 comments
Margaret
Margaret

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!

SUSAN L HALL
SUSAN L HALL

my porta loo - the days of traipsing across to the WC in the night are long over for me

holly storey
holly storey

A torch! nothing worse than being stuck somewhere you dont know in the dark, spooky!

Kirsty Fox
Kirsty Fox

Glamper. I would have to take baby wipes

Naomi Buchan
Naomi Buchan

Babywipes, my absolute essential for camping x

Leesa Dunn
Leesa Dunn

Definitely a glamper! & would never be found camping without some good company & a drop of wine!

stacey kirkbride
stacey kirkbride

i'm more of a glamper to be honest. toilet roll is a must for me lol!

Natasha
Natasha

I love camping but have to take my onesie to keep warm!

Tracyann Higgs
Tracyann Higgs

I'm a camper. The most important thing for me is my wind up torch. :-)

TracyJo (@tjsi1963)
TracyJo (@tjsi1963)

I'm a Glamper, I would have to take coffee and a kettle, couldnt do without cups of coffee!

laura avery
laura avery

Toilet roll! Although last time i went i had 4 familys ask if i had any cooking oil lol

Carroll Marsh
Carroll Marsh

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

Soni
Soni

Baby wipes

Emma Wolski
Emma Wolski

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!

Becci Cleary
Becci Cleary

I am a GLAMPER!! Need my comforts, The most important thing for me to take with me is a big pile of books :)

caroline james
caroline james

I camp, and one thing I always take is a proper mug to have my coffee in :)

Sue Robinson
Sue Robinson

I'm a camper! has to be the kettle every time

ann scally
ann scally

Apart from the tent it has to be good company

natalie holland
natalie holland

I'm a bit of a glamper really! But I could do either - a bottle opener and tin opener are essential bits of kit! :)

Kerry smith
Kerry smith

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!

Samantha R
Samantha R

I used to be a camper but as im getting older i'd now saw glamper, a torch is essential

Hayley Todd
Hayley Todd

I must admit I am more of a Glamper! My essentials are dry shampoo, wellies and chocolate :-)

Jayne T
Jayne T

A camper! A warm hat and socks.

alice lightning
alice lightning

baby wet wipes and a torch most handy i think in a bad situation

Natalie boundy
Natalie boundy

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

Emma Lewis
Emma Lewis

I'm a camper. Don't forget the tent!