tmp camping trip

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by michellegarbutt, Jan 7, 2004.


where would you like to go for tmp camping trip

  1. Callow Top Holiday Park

  2. Orchard Park

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  3. Hobourne Cotswold

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  4. Burton Constable Caravan Park

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  5. Riverside Meadows

  6. Neil's Field, Studley Green

  1. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    for those of you with long memories last summer icklesop suggested we have a tmp camping trip. There was a lot of interest at the time so I've been in touch with several campsites to see what we could organise. The weekend suggested by most of the sites is August 20th -22nd. The idea is we would arrive on Friday. Spend a couple of hours rehearsing on Saturday then give a concert in aid of a charity of the campsites choice on Sunday afternoon. Whenever possible I've looked for a site that has a bar/clubhouse to give us somewhere to play as well as socialising and I've also tried to find sites that have static caravans on site to give us an audience as well as facilities for the family when possible. Below is a list of sites that can accomodate us. So please vote and let me know where you'd like to go. Most of the sites do wants us to books as early as possible as august is their busiest time and I'd also welcome any suggestions or comments you'd like to make

    Callow Top HolidayPark, Ashbourne, Derbyshire

    facilities include heated swimming and paddling pools,clubroom, childrens playground,toilets and showers with hairdryers, shop, pot washing room, electric hook ups, fishing and birdwatching. There are cottages available to rent on site. Nearby attractions include Alton Towers, Chatsworth house and Carsington Water.
    The price will be £11.50 per unit per night. This includes 2 adults and 1 car. Extra adults, children, awnings, electric hookups and dogs are charged extra

    Orchard Park, Boston, Lincolnshire

    facilities include shop, bar, showers and toilets, childrens play area. Nearby attractions include Tuxford windmill, Sundown Adventureland and Laxton Village.
    The site owners have agreed to charge a nominal fee of £2.50 per unit per night just to cover their costs. This covers electric, awnings ect and there is no limit on numbers per unit but the site have asked us to be sensible and not to overcrowd tents ect.

    Hobourne Cotswold, Cirencester, Gloustershire

    facilities include toilets and showers, club, indoor and outdoor pools, snackbar and takeaway, 10 pin bowling, adventure playground boating and fishing lake, crazy golf and shop. There is also static caravns, chalets and lodges available to let on the site
    The price will be £26.50 per unit per night

    Burton Constable caravan park, Spraotley near Hull

    facilities include showers and toilets, fishing and boating lakes, family room with bar, shop, laundry room and adventure playground
    The price will be £12.50 per caravan and £9-£13 per tent depending on size. Both these prices are per night

    Riverside Meadows, Ripon, North Yorkshire
    facilities include showers and toilets, clubroom with 2 bars, childrens playground, acces to river, dog walk, laundryroom, games room and shop
    The price will be £16 per caravan per night and £13.50 per tent per night. These prices include 4 people and one car

    NeilW's field, Studley Green

    tmp member Neilw has kindly offered us the use of the field next to his house free of charge. There is one outdoor toilet and shower there. It has been suggested that if we go here we put a collecting tin to cover the cost fo the water, heating for shower ect. Neil is willing to open a drain for disposal for those who have elsan toilets. We would have to hire the local community centre both for rehersal and the concert. I have been in touch with them and they would charge us £25 per session. We would also have to sort out publicity and tickets for the concert ourselves. Neil also has a private heated swimming pool we can use and is quite willing for us to have fires/ barbeques etc.

    Right now you've all got 1 month to say where you'd like to go
  2. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    orchard park... shop, bar and £2.50 a night :D nuff said, hard choice!
  3. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    Yep I have a caravan that will sleep 6 so even staying 3 nights it that will only work out at £1.25 per person
  4. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    lol, the one that has cottages on site 8) how much would it cost to rent one of them!?!??!?
  5. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    That's not camping!

    Every Summer I go camping, we go into the woods, chop up wood, build a campfire, get totally drunk and cook on the campfire!

    Now that's camping, the real outdoors!

  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    meh... i do that every year at the reading festival... AND I eat the chili from the van, which in itself is roughing it...
  7. Sam Atherton

    Sam Atherton Member

    I suppose we could take a few violins along...

  8. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Ging gang gooli-gooli-gooli-gooli watcha Ging gang goo, ging gang goo!

  9. Kari Anson

    Kari Anson Member

    Well checked the calendar and we're free for that weekend - so that's a start. To be honest, don't really have a preferance. We own a tent and will 'rough it' for a few nights happily.

    BTW - Well done you for being so organised.
  10. sunny_jimbob

    sunny_jimbob Member

    Superb! Should be entertaining! I reckon that Orchard Park sounds the best option, cheap but with facilities.
  11. BigHorn

    BigHorn Active Member

    No thats called Cottaging.

    What is this trip turning into :shock:
  12. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    sounds perfect! i vote here! i looked at that other one and you can't book chalets for short breaks in the aug :cry: so might have to camp aarrgggghhhh :shock: :shock: :shock:
  13. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    ooo just thought we could have a massive tMP BBQ 8) 8) 8) that would be cool
  14. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    I nominate Rach principal chef..
  15. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    well volunteered CG
  16. Di

    Di Active Member

    I've just booked my two weeks off work for the end of august and will either be down in cornwall in our favourite spot or touring scotland. Anyway, I fear that my other half may be a secret member of SATMPDC and that if we came, the body count might just rise a little too high! :lol:
  17. Kari Anson

    Kari Anson Member

    You want to be careful - that is not my understanding of what cottaging is!
  18. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member brave Sparkly. Just think fo the gossip you can post onto tMP whn you listen to the other tents at night :wink:

    You're just worried about things creeping into your sleeping bag aren't you
  19. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    I prefer a campsite without a bar, me. Think about it, we could build a bonfire, have a barbie, mooch around in the open air, bring our own drinks (cheaper and bar will never close...), get totally rat-bottomed and decide to have a rehearsal at 3:00 a.m.

    It's called mekkin' us own entertainment. :lol:

    The Great Outdoor Badger
  20. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Orchard Park all the way!!

    Don't think we'd be allowed a bonfire somehow, most campsite only allow bbqs. Wood fires are a bit of a hazard as far as they're concerned.

    Now taking a Scout Troop away. Now that is hardcore. You can't beat campingin a field with the sheep, in proper "icelandic" tents (the big green things), not allowing them gas - only woodfire cooking and the nearest water suppy is a 1/2 mile walk up to farmyard - dodging the sheepdogs as you go! Of course, being a leader i have a nice posh hike tent all to myself and hot meals cooked on gas.

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