Here are a few tips the team have come up with, to help make your stay a happy one!
In no particular order…
- Put a blanket or two, or a rug, underneath your bed (especially if it’s an airbed) as insulation from the cold ground beneath you.
- Bring lots of spare socks! It’s so easy to stand in wet patches of carpet just as you take your wellies off!
- If you lay down a wooden board under your sleeping mat, you’ll have smooth, even ground to sleep on.
- If you are camping on a slope, lay down a wooden board under your sleeping mat and prop it up with a brick to make a flat surface.
- If you lay down a yoga mat under your sleeping mat, you won’t slide downhill in the night!
- Layers of blankets or spare sleeping bags trap air between them for extra insulation.
- A sleeping bag is warmer than a duvet (although some may disagree….!)
- Hot water bottles – a must!
- Bring a scarf and hat to wear in and out of bed on very cold nights!
- You may wish to bring your own snacks, for you or your children to eat in your tent, separate from the communal food. (Check whether or not we have a peanut-free policy).
- Wellies are far more waterproof than walking boots in long, wet grass. Walking boots good for walks though.
- Tippex, paint or brand with fire (!) your initials or a pattern on your wellies, so they are easily identifiable in a sea of other wellies
- Some may choose to bring a large plastic tub with a lid, to avoid leaving the tent in the night if a wee is needed.
- A torch. Or two. Headtorches are especially useful when trying to find something or sorting out your tent on your hands and knees.
- Plenty of warm clothes. In fact, clothes for all weathers!
- Cosy blanket for the shrine tent evenings (although lots are provided)
- An umbrella
- Airbeds often deflate! Self-inflating mats are more trustworthy (Thermarest or similar.) These can be made extra comfy by buying a foam mattress topper or similar.
Any further tips welcome!