Camping In New Forest

Camping In New Forest

Camping In New Forest


Bewildered in the wilderness

I’m a girl for luxury, I love a nice comfy bed, bubble bath, air conditioning and all the mod cons,

this includes wifi and a toilet in proximity.

However, I am stuck in a tent Camping In New Forest; in the wilderness!
With no mod-cons, no wifi and no tv! What have I let myself in for? Am I mad? Yes! Yes, I am.

We were greeted by the campmate’s leader who is helpful, friendly and more importantly up for a laugh.

At first glance, there are large tents dotted around an area with the central section.

where the leaders keep stock and gas canisters. 

There is also a hexagon set up with picnic tables and a campfire for the evening.
Camping In New Forest

Day 1

was mainly chilling and letting the children run around;

I was worried to let monkey wander too far from my eye range

and for kk to have tree climbing competitions with the other campers.

At around 6 pm we had our welcome meeting

where Nick the camp leader let us know how the camp is run where facilities were

( we need a map to navigate the toilet and showers )
However in close range was the Eco toilet.

Sounds glamorous and oh solar powered lighting swishing door that in my opinion needs a hell of a lot of WD40

sprayed on the runners.

And the luxury of not having to flush yes when you enter this fantastic invention,

it’s crap on crap, wee on wee there is no flushing involved, and because it’s eco,

it’s also disgusting to smell.

The first night in camping was a little weird purely because I love my bed and space, this is a single camp bed,

and I’m 5″10. And not that small in size so turning was rather fun.

Camping In New Forest

Day 2-

Pretty much enjoyed sitting about getting social with other campmates.

The energy here IS to a point pleasant and accommodating,

which gives you the community feel.

Aside from a couple of adults and their children, it was a beautiful environment.

We went up to the lodge reception to book activities for the girls

if you have kids from 6 years plus there is a range of things you can do like

  1. wall climbing
  2. archery
  3. zip line
  4. high ropes
  5. low ropes

and a small heated pool open at certain times.

Sadly there was nothing for the monkey to do,

but we did book pioneering for kk and hope for the next day.
So we went back to camp armed with sweets and some bits.

Monkey loves running around in the back with the girls but they got tired so fast,

and the monkey was left to her own devices.


Dinner was mushy pea curry Slimming World style, and of course was lovely.

Dinner Mushy Pea Curry Slimming World Camping In New Forest

Settling down monkey which took a little time as she had a nap earlier in the day,

we then enjoyed some campfire time with toasting marshmallows mmm

Have you been camping with younger children? How did you cope?

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  1. 13th September 2017 / 3:52 PM

    I think it’s good to be a little bit uncomfortable from time to time – it makes you appreciate your home that much more! I hope the rest of the trip went well #AdventureCalling

  2. 13th September 2017 / 4:33 PM

    Did you enjoy it?
    I like camping, but it doesn’t sound my cup of tea. Oh the joys of an eco toilet not. The French ones are even worse! 😂

  3. 15th September 2017 / 12:16 PM

    We’ve been camping with our kids since they were babies, it’s fantastic to get off grid. They absolutely love it and time together as a family is invaluable. We’ve never been to the New Forest, I think we need to!

  4. 27th September 2017 / 7:27 AM

    Despite being a lover of luxury it sounds like you did really well! The camp sounds a very friendly, communal sort of place and there sounds like there are loads of activities put on for the kids. Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling I hope you can join us again tonight when it opens again.

  5. 27th September 2017 / 7:53 AM

    We’ve been camping with Finn since he was a few months old and we love it! I get that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but the chance to spend quality time together outside is amazing. We’ve never been to the New Forest as a family, think we need to rectify that soon! Thank you for linking up with us #AdventureCalling

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