Outdoor Fun, Travel

Camping trip to Maldon

camping trip to maldon

Camping trip to Maldon

Just because it’s now September doesn’t mean the summer holidays are now over does it?………..No of course not! We went on a fun-filled family camping trip to Maldon and stayed at Waterside.

We had planned to meet our sisters there with their partners and kiddies too. The boys had great fun with their little cousins. There was lots of tree climbing, fun in the park, ball games, competitive games, bug hunts, late night ghost stories being told around the camp fire plus late night walks in the dark with torches.

 

Fun with cousins on a #campingholiday #outdoorfun

A post shared by The House That Never Rests (@thehousethatneverrests) on

 

With myself always being cold I made full use of having an electric pitch and packed a kettle and an electric blow heater…..Well why not? It made camping this time of year more bearable and much more enjoyable, why sit and freeze when you don’t have too.

It was so lovely being able to just pitch up our tent and then sit, relax and all enjoy each others company stress free and forget about the hectic busy life back at home. What was LOVED the most is having no gadgets getting in the way, we all actually sat and talked as a family. When at home the boy’s would be on consoles in their bedrooms or doing course work for school so it was lovely to see them having fun and enjoying the great outdoors and getting some fresh air.

The boys loved being outdoors as did we, they loved spending time with their younger cousins and I must say with all the fresh air and running around the boys did It sent them both out like a light come bedtime, I think they was asleep before their heads hit their pillow. One of the nights Lee went into a deep sleep and spent a good hour or so snoring which his cousins found highly amusing and had great pleasure in telling him that they had heard him even from their tent. There was lots of giggles that morning.

 

camping trip to maldon

 

We found that two nights just went by so quickly, when we go again in October….Yes October! We are going to book up for a three night stay. We all enjoyed our weekend so much we will not let the weather scare us away. We are yet to still pick where we are going to camp but this will be booked this next week.

On our last day at Maldon we packed our tent away by 10am and had loaded the car too, we all then decided that the weather was nice so we all headed off down to the beach to get some last-minute outdoor fun and make the most of our last day…….So that’s what we did!

 

Camping trip to Maldon

 

The boys love crab fishing so we was all on the look out for crabs and one thing St Lawrence bay is not short of and that is crabs, there was loads of them……One took a liking to Brads finger…..Ouch!

The kids burned off loads of energy on the beach, the boys was giving their younger cousins piggy back rides, helping them climb up the rocks and also having races on the beach. It was so relaxing and lovely to see them all enjoying themselves.

We ended our family camping trip to Maldon with a lovely picnic and an ice lolly. We was all sad that our weekend had to end but we will be back to Waterside Maldon next year.

camping trip to maldon

camping trip to maldon

 

 

 

More camping fun to be had very soon…..

 

 

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

6 Comments

  • Hannah

    11/09/2015

    I’ve always thought about going camping but still can’t decide if it’s my thing! Looks like you had a great time ????

  • Look like you guys had a lovely family picnic. Good idea to make the most of September before the winter arrives.

  • We’re camping next weekend – I’m a bit nervous about the nights but we’ll take extra blankets. Looks like you had a great time 🙂

  • What I love most about this trip is how you all downed gadgets and connected as a family, I love nothing more than family time like this. It sounds like camping was a huge success with a good nights sleep all around. I’ll look forward to your 3 night adventure next. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  • Babyfriend

    15/09/2015

    Oh what a lovely post ! It took me back 30 years to when our whole family used to go camping at Edale, in Yorkshire.
    My 4 brothers and I had a fantastic time and Some things are coming back so clearly…the fish paste sandwiches that tasted amazing, the Sunshine breakfast Orange Juice that I think was pure chemical lol,, the smell from the gas stove (and the burning grass when it caught light !).
    It was a wonderful time and brought us all closer, even my older brothers stopped picking on me lol.
    I especially loved pottering around in streams, picking up stones to see what was living underneath them, and just watching the light rippling on the streams surface.
    The fact that these things are coming back so very clearly shows what wonderful memories you are creating for your children 🙂
    Have fun in October, I am very jealous.
    Sarah (Babyfriend) xxx

  • Pingback: Country Kids from Coombe Mill | Coombe Mill

We love to hear your thoughts