Being the fair weather campers that we are, our ‘canvas hotel’ season runs from late June to mid-August. So when the decision was made to go camping in early May this year, I was a little apprehensive about how we would cope with the shorter evening and lower overnight temperatures.
With a little research we found Ready Camp Tamworth, part of the network of Ready Camp glamping sites from the Camping and Caravanning Club, offering pre-erected 2-bedroom safari tents that come with everything you could need for a family mini-break.
Safe in the knowledge we would have everything we needed pitched and waiting for us on arrival – we set off with just our clothes, sleeping bags and a sense of adventure!
About Ready Camp Tamworth
Ready Camp Tamworth is a quaint yet well located spot, perfect for families thanks to its children’s play area, large open spaces and close proximity to some great attractions.
Within moments of arriving I had already picked my favourite part of the whole Ready Camp experience – not having to waste precious time setting up camp!
Getting away for the weekend under canvas will always be one of our favourite things to do as a family – however when taking our own tent we find we waste so much of the Friday setting up that we lose the chance to spend more time with the children, which is why we take the time to go away in the first place.
At the heart of everything Ready Camp do is the belief that families should spend more time just being together and enjoying each other’s company. They recently ran a survey that showed 42% of adults check work emails at the weekend.
I know I’m totally guilty of this!
These kind of weekends, the ones Ready Camp want to inspire families to take more often, strip back the bustle of everyday life. Taking away social media, Netflix and emails gives you a sense of freedom that can get lost sometimes. (There is wi-fi on site if you wish to purchase it, but after half hour you realised its totally not needed)
Families’ joined together and made friends. The girls played rounders barefoot with children they’d known less than 24 hours while the adults swapped stories of the worse camping mistakes they’d ever made over a bottle or two of wine.
Ready Camp Tamworth – First Impressions
The tents were ample big enough for a family of four, and the ‘black-out’ lining in the bedrooms was a godsend come morning keeping us all asleep. The living area felt cosy yet spacious and the kitchen area came complete with a good size fridge, kettle, microwave and hot plate.
The Ready Camp Tamworth site itself was extremely well maintained, especially the toilet and shower block that was both the cleanest and warmest camping facilities I have ever used.
Sadly our weekend flew by, and before we knew it our thoughts turned to packing up to come home. Again this is where Ready Camp Tamworth came into its own. In under an hour we had packed up, tided the tent and were ready for some Thomas Land fun before heading home.