16 August 2013

Camping at Greenacres {aka space to clear your head}

At the beginning of the summer the children created a Summer Bucket List upon which was the wish to go camping at the amazing Greenacres Campsite near Pilton in Somerset. I say amazing because Greenacres takes it back to basics and above all gives the children that all important space; space to run, space to play, space to be free. I'm going to add to that - it gives the adults that all important space; space to run, space to play, space to be free and space to clear the head....
 
Greenacres Campsite - space!

This trip gave me the added confidence that we did it alone, just me and the kiddies. We demonstrated excellent teamwork at putting up the tent...

Camping at Greenacres
 
...and I displayed remarkable composure at being stung by a wasp - twice. The husband joined us for our BBQ night where he and Alban had some all important man time cooking the sausages but the rest of the trip was just me and the kiddies. And it was perfect. We ate together and played...

Camping at Greenacres

Space to play at Greenacres

Bubble play at Greenacres
 
...We explored Glastonbury and climbed the Tor, sat up late at night waiting for the stars and caught a glimpse of one shooting across the sky, drank hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows over the tea lights - which does work...

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor

Star gazing

Camping by candlelight
 
Hot chocolate

Toasting marshmallows
 
Camping by candlelight
 
...We explored Montecute House and discovered poetry from 1770 etched onto a window pane, spotted Pudding Houses in the distance, climbed vast stairways and found playdough in a National Trust property!

Montecute House
 
 
Montecute House
 
Montecute House

We had the most amazing time doing simple things and created the best memories.

I cleared my head leaving some sadness at home and took the time to think. To make plans. To look ahead. To enjoy this precious life.

x x x
 
 For Richard
 
 
I'm linking up to the fabulous Country Kids...
 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
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11 comments

  1. Crikey - stung twice! How unlucky, I've hardly seen a wasp this year

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    1. I'm definitely moving to Bristol! ;)

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  2. Looks like you all had an great time, even with the wasps #countrykids

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  3. Looks like an amazing camping trip x

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  4. I don't know that camping site! Must follow the link. Love climbing the Tor. We used to go on the Summer Solstice. Sorry to hear about the wasp stings. We can't leave the doors open at the moment without letting them in. Am I the only one who wants to move to wherever Kath Bee lives? Enjoy your holiday in Norfolk.

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  5. wow i am so loving your pictures for your post. xx the bubbles one is amazing

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  6. What a lovely trip, it sounds like it was just what you needed (apart from the rotten wasp stings) Beautiful pictures, I love the children sitting in the glow of the tealights, just lovely x

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  7. What a fab camping holiday you all had with perfect weather! Great team work putting up an impressive looking tent - love the bunting. It's just nice to get away from it all now and again and get back to basics, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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  8. Ace. We've just started camping and have got a tent that looks just like that!

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  9. That just looks perfect (apart from the wasps!) - what a great way to clear your head and have some wonderful quality time with the kids.

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  10. Beautiful post, looks like a great place to visit. Saw a few of your tweets while you were there, sounds like Glastonbury is a good place for food :)

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