Let’s start with a hands up:
Who loves camping?
Who hasn’t ever camped?
If your hand waved around for either of those, this is definitely the place for you. And if you hate camping you should stick around too, because this just might change your mind a little.
The thing is, camping can be so many things, to so many people. The last time we went with the kids (admittedly a few years ago now) we wild camped for two weeks in Yorkshire. This was our camp site:
Just us, our tent, a loo tent, and oh that view.
But if that’s your idea of absolute hell, that doesn’t mean camping’s not for you. You can go to the other extreme, and have electricity supplied to your luxurious fitted tent on a site that has a shop, restaurant, entertainment – and plentiful hot showers. Camping is the ultimate in flexibility, and long gone are the days when a night under canvas meant hard ground and a thin sleeping bag. Actually, you’re not even under canvas any more…
But one thing remains no matter what your camping style is – that sense of freedom. That complete removal of the every day ties, and an exhilarating sense of letting go and embracing an adventure. It doesn’t matter if you’re not camping precariously half way up a mountain – whatever your camping comfort level is, simply sleeping under fabric instead of a solid construction feels wild and adventurous.
And there’s something about being in the outdoors that brings the family together – you start to enjoy the simple pleasures, and spend your evenings chatting and playing games together by lamplight. It’s time and space to reconnect, without the daily distractions of a normal busy family home.
And we’re absolutely, genuinely, thrilled to be working with Easy Camp; they’ve put together a total Camping Starter Set, with over £750 of equipment to make sure you have almost everything you need to get you started; here’s what you get…
- Palmdale 500 Lux 5 person family tent
- 2 x Ellipse Sleeping Bags
- 2 x Ellipse Jr Sleeping Bags
- 2 x Flock single airbed
- Flock Double airbed
- El Nino pump
- Toulouse Picnic Table
- Corby cupboard
- Bushmaster Lantern
It’s starting you off with the fabulous Palmdale 500 Lux tent, which sleeps up to five people across two separate bedrooms. It’s a huge, full stand up height living area with plenty of room for eating, playing and relaxing, and the large windows give it a light, airy feel on even the dullest of British summers.
And to go in the tent you’ve got not just the carpet (oh, such luxury in a tent), the blow up beds (plus a pump), the sleeping bags, a brilliantly practical fold up picnic table complete with benches, a surprisingly essential ‘cupboard’ and the all-important lantern too.
So – how to win this frankly brilliant camping starter kit? Easy peasy. Just answer the questions in the widget box below. There are more chances to win by completing the other entry options if you so wish – they’re entirely up to you! The closing date for this competition is midnight the 20th May 2018 and only entries received on or before that date can be included. The winners will be the first three randomly chosen entries. Good luck!
Win a £750 Complete Family Camping Kit