First time camping

The boys have been asking for a long time if we can go camping. We’ve never been and so when a friend invited us to a camping night for her birthday we jumped at the chance.

We packed the car to the brim with all the things our family of five could possibly need for two days camping. We panick packed! With visions of us confined to our tent in the late evening and children that wouldn’t sleep we packed sticker books, board games, an old video game that has been sitting in a drawer for a few years and toy cars.

We really needn’t of worried. Our little party animals stayed up until the early hours with out a whinge or groan and loving every second.

They loved running around with the other children and it was amazing to see them getting along with all ages so well making your their own fun with nothing more than sticks, trees and their imagination. 

The day and evening was planned perfectly by the birthday girl. We had bbq, bubbles, roasting marshmallows on the bonfire, a d.j and great company.

 We had so much fun the boys and I ended up staying for a more relaxed second night. 

I think we might have the bug for camping and we are planning on a family camping trip next year. 

The whole weekend was so much fun and so relaxing spending some amazing quality time together.



I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

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