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On Friday 31st May we set off bright and early with the Sephtons for our annual camping trip. This year we had planned a week in Tenby as after last year, when the weather was so bad, we struggled in find indoor things to do near us in Barmouth and our thinking was that if it was raining a lot at least we could find play centres and museums to dry off in.
But before I go any further, let me just say the weather was fantastic! In our 6 years of camping we have NEVER had weather like it. From driving down on the Friday to coming home just over a week later, we had the most amazing weather. Weather where when we woke up we were so hot we were pulling off pjs and socks. Weather where we could throw open the tent at 7am and the kids could run off into the sunshine.
It took us 6 hours to get there, which wasn't too bad as we had a number of stops.
When we arrived we checked in and was shown to our pitches. The first thing that struck us was the fact there was NO ONE else on the camping field! And it stayed like that till Wed afternoon when a lone tent arrived at the back of the field. The second thing that we realised was that the pitches were huge, with their own water tap and as an added bonus there was a small play area in the corner of the field that the children made a bee line for. Mr W and Stuart started unpacking the cars and trailers and discussing where to pitch and very soon, footprints were down and tents unpacked.
Suzanne and I took the kids for a wander to see where the pool was and bar etc and when we came back the tents were up so we started to pile everything in. This always takes ages, but we are getting quicker! Not long after our Tesco delivery arrived (very organised) and we managed to get part of that away. By now though, everyone was getting really hungry and tired so we headed off to the tavern for tea. That was lovely, if a bit overpriced, but I was pleased with the way they provided colouring sheets and crayons for all the children. Not long after we headed back to our tents and snuggled down in our sleeping bags.
The following morning we woke about 8am to gorgeous sunshine. It was so warm that we were happy to jump up and open out the tent and off the children went, running to the play area in their pjs!
It was Charlies 5th birthday so we went into their tent so he could open up his pressies. Very exciting! We were planning on having a day out for his birthday but as it was so nice and we were having a really lazy morning we decided to finish unpacking and go swimming after lunch.
We were really lucky as we had the pool to ourselves too! The children had great fun, jumping and splashing and it was lovely to cool off after the warm weather.
We came back and had a BBQ for tea as well as Batman birthday cake! The kids were all dancing to Gangnam style and having a ball!