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Not such a washout August 24, 2010

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It appears that my worries in my previous post were quite unnecessary.  Despite the weather forecast for last weekend not being brilliant it didn’t actually rain as much as we expected.  Not that it would have mattered; C had enormous fun sat in the mud playing with her bricks.

We were at Hope in the Peak District again.  There were 6 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs in two tents and a caravan.  On Saturday we drove to nearby Castleton and visited Peveril Castle.  To be honest, we weren’t impressed.  It was £4.20 per adult and all it really was, was a few piles of stones and a very small stone building that you could go inside.  It was also up a very steep hill which isn’t great when you’ve got to carry a stroller and changing bag up there.  The view from the top almost made up for it but we won’t be visiting again.

We spent the afternoon at the pub just down the road from the campsite.  C decided she was a big girl too and wanted to play on the climbing frame, cue lots of chasing after her by me and M.

We did have some rain but it just meant we all had to squeeze into one tent and play cards for a while.  C happily amused herself by playing with her bricks or stacking random items up as she likes to do.

I’m quite sad as that was probably the last camping trip we’ll go on this year.  We’ve really enjoyed it and C has loved spending all day outside getting dirty!


Any tips for a wet weekend? August 20, 2010

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We’re off camping again this weekend but this time I think the weather may be against us.  The previous couple of times we’ve been its been lovely and sunny but this time doesn’t look so good.

I don’t mind the odd shower but I’m really hoping it doesn’t just rain all weekend.  What on earth am I going to do with C?  She’s not quite walking so I can’t send her out in wellies but I don’t think she’ll be impressed at being stuck in a tent all weekend.

I know I can take her some toys to play with and books to read, and we can go for a walk with her but after that I’m stuck. 

Does anyone have any other tips to keep a 14 month old amused in a small space?