Number Two wants to go camping for his birthday. He always comes up with slightly odd birthday wishes, but we go along with them because he is such a wonderfully imaginative and adventurous boy.
At long last, after a lot of humming and hawing, we’ve decided on where to go camping this summer – Frankisches Seenland – a lesser known area of Bavaria. Our spot is booked in the campsite on the edge of the lake. Our good friends are joining us. We’ve checked out the fishing possibilities. Now all we have to do is get our gear together and hope for good weather.
The first time we went camping with teh boys it was to a paintball event in France and it was a huge success, despite a huge amount of rain on the second night. So the bar is set fairly high now. Fingers crossed it’ll be a success time time too, our first camping trip with three children.
Last time round, we were pretty minimalist in terms of equipment – tent, sleeping bags, coolbox, a too-small fold up table – since we weren’t sure if the boys would enjoy it and whether we’d ever go again.
This time we’ll be bringing a lot more. There’s the canoe for a start. Plus wet gear, fishing gear, nappies, sun cream,…. Time to start a ‘Pack for camping’ list I think.
If you’ve any tips on camping with small kids, do let me know. I’d love to hear them.