tmp camping trip

where would you like to go for tmp camping trip

  • Orchard Park

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hobourne Cotswold

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Burton Constable Caravan Park

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    39

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
www.callowtop.co.uk

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
www.hoburne.com

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
www.burtonconstable.co.uk

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
 

michellegarbutt

Supporting Member
Nadia said:
orchard park... shop, bar and £2.50 a night :D nuff said, hard choice!
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
 

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!

:lol:
 

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...
 
James McFadyen said:
Every Summer I go camping, we go into the woods, chop up wood, build a campfire, get totally drunk and cook on the campfire!
I suppose we could take a few violins along...

:lol:
 
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.
 

sparkling_quavers

Active Member
michellegarbutt said:
Burton Constable caravan park, Spraotley near Hull
www.burtonconstable.co.uk

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
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:
 

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:
 
sparkling_quavers said:
lol, the one that has cottages on site 8) how much would it cost to rent one of them!?!??!?
aww..be 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
 

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
 

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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