Ideas and tips for families to go camping.
Wow to WoWo Camping, a family-friendly camping set up on a farm in the heart of Sussex. It’s the stuff of dreams. A little bit hippy but not too much, with a shop selling organic produce, wellbeing tents with massage and reflexology, chai and waffle van every Saturday and Sunday morning and loads of classes to try like bushcraft and bug hunts for kids. It’s really rather cool.
The best bit though about WoWo is the location. Fields are flat meadows, with firepits for proper fires, toilets and showers with running water, big teepees for sing songs and small pockets of woodland with streams, bridges and swings for kids to generally muck about in and be kids, free from the watchful eye of mum and dad. It’s like a mini natural adventure playground. There’s no ‘normal’ playground here, loud music is not allowed. It’s proper swallows and amazons type fun. And all the better for it.
We just relaxed all the rules and let the kids stay up till late (not that they slept in any later) and we found it easiest to all sleep in the same bit together, four in a bed. If you don’t want to camp there are also a selection of yurts and shepherd’s huts, but be warned they are located near a very popular stream, so if you stay during holidays or over a weekend you won’t get much peace and quiet.
We had such a great time here. It’s a very laid back, welcoming kind of place. I booked in for a blissful hour of reflexology, went for a run, paddled in the cool streams with the boys, played rounders and generally just hung out. It’s been ages since we did this as a family. I also feel guilty if we’ve not doing something so to just do nothing and enjoy being outside in the glorious summer weather watching my kids lark about doing what kids do was a great reminder that doing nothing really needs to be done more often!