A Family Camping

We've started camping about a month or 2 ago and we are addicted! Husband got himself a cheap but okay tent too (we were borrowing a small tent before) from gumtree and he is keen in trying it so we off to camping we go!

This is our first time to camp alone as a family. We always go with a family friend and it was always fun and safe as they are seasoned campers already.

It is a bit scary and exciting to say the least. We also chose a different camp site. A lot farther than usual. We went to Exmoor. The drive was long and along the way we are always discovering things that we should bring but weren't able to. Potty, our mini broom and dust pan. Lantern we should have borrowed from my husband's brother.

It is rather scary too. The road to this campsite is steep and on some parts we are exposed to cliffs! Near the camp site the road is too narrow too. I was actually thinking we will be alone in there as it is a bit far (in my standard at least).

But when we arrive there are so many campers! Like a festival! And I can hear water flowing. This got me excited! As we arrive we bit late we need to assemble tent right up. Me and hubby started pitching the tent up while Sebastian my son started exploring. We let him be as the river is not deep and he is very keen on seeing and feeling the water. The best place to camp ever!

Sebastian did help when he saw the mallet!

I think he got a bit tired from all the exploring so when the tent it up he asked if he can eat.

We had a bit of hard time firing our woods as we only have those small match but we did manage to get it started. It is a bit windy so its scary to make the fire too big. Sebastian made too much mallows on stick =P

He slept like a log! I think its because the weather is good! He's having a lot of problem sleeping lately at night due to the heat. In here its cool and nice to use the duvet again! And the sound of the water flowing helps in winding him down too! He woke up with a smiley face.

Ate his breakfast at this rock! One in front of our tent. Life is good!

Early morning visitor! So cute!

Me! Laughing like crazy cuz the water is SO cold. You get use to it tho and its fun after few minutes.

Look at the water cascading. We could live here! Just so serene!

We started exploring the place together. So much prettiness! So many space to hike to!

Sadly we need to go during lunch as Husband needs to work the next day. Sebastian doesn't want to go of course saying he wants to stay in the water some more. We did give in and husband and son swam a bit even if its cold.

So they took a dip in the cold water, changed, disassemble the tent and we drove home.

But would also stop by to views like this!

It was an awesome day and we visited an awesome place! That campsite if well recommended by us! secluded and yet not lonely. We are definitely going back (hopefully next week =P)


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32 thoughts on “A Family Camping

  1. Anonymous

    Looks like you had a truly wonderful day camping, what a lovely place to set up camp. Popping in from Magic Moments

    1. Anonymous

      Thanks for joining me for Country Kids too, I hoped you might, looks like such a lovely time for the children there.

  2. Anonymous


    That looks so beautiful and so much fun!! We’ve just got a tent too so need to get out and find somewhere to camp – I’m not usually the outdoors type but really excited about our new adventures!


  3. Anonymous

    Aww what a lovely trip! Looks like you all had so much fun and what a gorgeous place!! xx #whatsthestory

  4. Anonymous

    What a lovely post! The campsite looks amazing and your photographs are beautiful. My husband took our children camping this weekend and forgot pillows and lanterns! #whatsthestory

  5. Anonymous

    Lovely moments Leng…i feel refreshed already reading your post and watching your photos. So happy for Sebastian too…he’s so adorable.

  6. Anonymous

    Lovely moments Leng…i feel refreshed already reading your post and watching your photos. So happy for Sebastian too…he’s so adorable.

  7. Anonymous

    We love camping too! We camped over the weekend way down in the bits of Cornwall we haven’t explored. The campsite was on a hill over-looking the lovely sea! πŸ™‚ But I must say, I think I prefer where you guys camped, especially since it was near water! πŸ™‚ #whatsthestory.

  8. Anonymous

    Such beautiful photos here, I’m sure it was really lovely! I’ve never been camping but would love to try. #letkidsbekids

  9. Anonymous

    this looks like the PERFECT camping trip. i really want to try camping and this has convinced me i’d love it. your pictures are AMAZING, just beautiful #LetKidsbeKids

  10. Anonymous

    Wow, now that’s real camping to me. What beautiful scenery. We are so used to a campground with facilities. (Not really camping is it?):)

  11. Anonymous

    Fantastic blog post

    This is a magic blog post. To have captured the first camping session is to enshrine it in memories forever. I’m so pleased it went well and you all had a good time.

    I just popped over via #countrykids because I’ve noticed you’ve visited my blog several times and have left messages so thank you very much.

  12. Anonymous

    You’re in England? How cool!!!
    That place is beautiful! I can only hope to visit a place like that someday. And hooray for your first adventure in camping! Trust me, it gets easier with experience. You’ll love it more and more. πŸ˜‰

  13. Anonymous

    I’ve wanted to go to Cloud Farm campsite for a long time but it’s too far away for just a night for us so thanks for sharing your photos. I love the way you can camp so close to the river, looks great! #letkidsbekids Christine @afamilyday

  14. Anonymous

    love the scenery

    camping looks like fun. and such lovely scenery. looks like you were all having a great time.

  15. Anonymous

    It sounds like you had a wonderful adventure, your photos are beautiful and Sebastian looks like he had the best time! πŸ™‚

  16. Anonymous


    Your photography is so good I feel as if I was there. I know what you mean about the duvet – I miss it too but been far too hot for weeks to use it. Breakfast on a rock and a water lullaby – excellent.
    Visiting from #CountryKids x

  17. liquoriceuk

    Gorgeous photos, looks like so much fun. Haven’t been camping in a very long time – your post brought back some happy memories. Glad you had a lovely time πŸ™‚

  18. Anonymous

    We love Cloud Farm. Haven’t been for a while, but have been thinking we should go again. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. #CountryKids

  19. Anonymous

    This sounds amazing – especially the better sleep. I am not sure I would be able to go yet though as my youngest would be up and in the water before we even woke up. Be something to def think about in the future though, and my 11 year old would absolutely love it.

  20. Anonymous

    What a lovely fun time camping. I think camping with children is great fun, I really hope we can do it soon. What a beautiful place to camp too.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  21. Anonymous

    country kids

    wow what a lovely place to camp. Looks like you had a fab time and some great photos πŸ™‚ popping over from country kids

  22. Anonymous


    Looks fab! We’re going camping tomorrow, and we will have water too, so now I am even more excited. We’ve been camping for a year or so now as a family and we love it. So glad you had a good trip, and yes, dustpan and brush are an absolute essential. πŸ™‚

  23. Anonymous

    Oh wow sounds like you had the most amazing time, so nice you’re enjoying camping so much. Looks beautiful there though, really lovely #whatsthestory

  24. Anonymous

    Looks amazing. Camping is a wonderful experience as a family. Your site looks great, wild and exciting! Lovely photos.

  25. Anonymous

    great camping spot

    That looks like a great camping spot, there is just one problem though for me as I don’t do tents! Love the view from the top of the hill looks glorious and worth the drive!


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