I took D for a couple of hours last night and it’s filled him with excitement to be spending a WHOLE weekend there. He loved the manageable size, the spacious friendly atmosphere and beautifully landscaped areas of garden (not forgetting the clean civilised toilets!). He ate a crepe with his dream filling – chocolate and marshmallow, and we wandered around all the different bits planning our activities, which bands we’ll watch in which places, all the stalls we’ll peruse and all the meals we are going to try – and a few holistic treatments I want to book in for too!
He found it reassuring that he could quickly get his bearings and there is a map at information to test his orienteering skills. If all else fails he knows there is always the lost children tent. He commented on the absence of overwhelming crowds and how you can take a gentle wander to see which bands you want to stay and watch. We sampled Frank Turner and Sweet Baboo but opted for Bob Hillary and the Massive Mellow for their hypnotic reggae.
We’re taking the tent later today and although its daunting to drag all the camping stuff down from the loft, I don’t need to worry about taking enough supplies as we “recc-ied” some stalls stocking everything you might want for some DIY camping, and at reasonable prices too. I’ll be glad when we’re there and we can relax and go with the flow of the weekend.
Camping toilet and shower blocks look ample and well maintained and D is even looking forward to taking a shower…
Can’t wait to groove to the Toots later!