Campsite Review: Pentwyn Farm, Cantref, Brecon Beacons, Wales.

Where:  Pentwyn Farm, Cantref, Brecon, Powys LD3 8LP.

How much:  £8 per person per night, £4 under 12’s.

Campfires: Yes, on ground is ok but ideally use previous pit or metal fire pit available for free.

Firewood: Available in the barn. Help your self to a bag and pay in honesty box.

Facilities: Two toilets, one shower and a campers kitchen and sitting area all housed in a block of re-purposed loose boxes.


The review:  For the first time ever I actually considered not sharing this place with you.  It ticks so many boxes I nearly kept it to myself, I don’t want everyone to rush there at once! Continue reading

Campsite Review: Camp Hartland, Nr Wareham, Dorset.


Where: Camp Hartland, Rural Camping, Hartland Stud, Norden, Wareham BH20 5DU

Contact: No website but Facebook page here.

How much: £7.50 for 11 year olds +, £3 for 3 -10 year olds, under 3’s free.  Only open in August.

Fires:  Ideally use spots that have previously been used but if not possible it is ok to start a new pit.  (I have confirmed this with the owner).

Firewood: Not available to buy on site

Facilities: Two Family shower rooms which also house two flushing toilets plus two composting toilets in another field.  Undercover, outdoor washing up area with hot water. Continue reading

Campsite Review: White Meadow Campsite, Langley, Nr Southampton

White Meadow Campsite Where: White Meadow Campsite, Langley, Nr Southampton, Hampshire SO45 1XR How much: £15 per night for adults only. Adult with family £12.50 per adult £6 per child (3-15) Fires:  Try and use a fire pit spot used previously Wood:  Available for £5 for a large bag.  Bring an axe, needs chopping. Facilities:  Flushing toilets and conventional shower block.  Plus gas powered showers in wooden structure – lovely in warm weather.  Composting toilet being built. Dogs allowed: Yes The Review:  White meadow is basically two large fields. It adheres to the Camping Unplugged brand’s formula of simplicity and space. Continue reading

Top 7 campsites to visit this Summer

I don’t often accept guest posts as I like to make sure I bring you totally relevant material. However, when Trekwear approached me with this I was more than happy to accept it. These campsites look fabulous!

Not all these campsites allow campfires but are in such stunning locations I may have to bend my rules.

My favourite is number 5.  Very cool!

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Get Kids Camping


A while ago I wrote this post ‘10 Reasons why you should take your kids camping‘. It went down pretty well actually.  People seemed to like it.  Today I was contacted about a new campaign from the Camping and Caravanning Club ‘Get Kids Camping’  (they pretended not to have read my post but I reckon I was the inspiration….)

Anyway, despite their refusal to name me as their inspiration, I am very happy to publicise the fact that (social) science has now backed up my assertions.  Clever people from Plymouth University have confirmed that camping is not only great but also great for kid’s education. Continue reading

Campsite Review: Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Snowdonia.


Where:  Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Near Beddgelert, Snowdonia, LL54 6TL

Contact: 01766 890321

How much:  £10 per adult, £5 child (under 12)

Fires: Yes in off the ground fire pits available on site.  £10 hire per day if you DON’t buy their wood.

Wood:  For sale in the pub.  Buy wood to avoid hire charge.

Facilities: Very impressive new shower and toilet blocks. Well designed and with underfloor heating. Luxury!  Also laundry room.

Dogs permitted: £2 per night

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The untold wonders of waterproof trousers.

IMG_8266During the first week of the Easter holidays we visited the Lake District.  As we all know the UK has many areas of beautiful countryside but I must admit the Lake District is one of my favourites.  However, it is also the second wettest area of Britain.

‘Yes, it may well rain’ I explained to my children as I booked the holiday, secretly believing we would be lucky and enjoy a week of unusually warm, spring loveliness.  However, as the date approached for our departure it became evident that spring sunshine was highly unlikely. Continue reading

Campsite Review: Celtic Camping, Pembrokeshire.


Where: Celtic Camping, St David’s, Pembrokeshre, West Wales, SA62 6DG.

Contact: 01348 837405  Email

How much: Adults £10, Children (5-15) £5 per night

Fires: Yes, anywhere you like. (Although its always considerate to use a previous spot if at all possible.)

Wood: On sale at reception.

Facilties: Good modern toilets and showers.  Also large camping barn (for campers to shelter in when weather is well…Welsh).

Dogs: Permitted – £2 per night

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