Groupon… occasionally you get a gem on Groupon.
If you haven’t had a nosey then go – go now! No – hang on- go after you read about camping pods and the wonders of Gill Head Farm.
I’m from Yorkshire, we love a good deal, (short arms and deep pockets so the saying goes…) so when a two night camping pod deal came up on Groupon we snapped it up! My good pal Ruth and her two girls came with us for our grand adventure, so we were a merry party of five.
The idea of camping pods is right up my street. I don’t like setting up tents all that much. I don’t like mallets and bent tent pegs all that much. I don’t like undoing loud tent zips in the middle of the night all that much. I do like arriving and having a ready made pod, deep mattresses, picnic table and cute little bit of decking.
The campsite is in the northern fells of the lake district – the backdrop is just stunning. It’s about 15 minutes from Keswick and 45 minutes from Windermere – perfect! It’s a beautiful campsite, there are lovely clean showers and a great play area for the kids, plus two trampolines. Trampolines that apparently hurt Holly and bounce her knees – don’t worry I cured her with a chocolate frog.
It’s a brilliant holiday for kids. There’s something magical about outdoor type holidays. The fresh air – the sound of rain on a wooden roof – lighting a fire in the evening… perfect!
We went into Keswick for the day and wandered through the quaint and beautiful shops. Friars sweet shop is a must! We also visited Hope Park and Beatrix Potter’s Museum (more info on that to follow). The weather is always a bit of a kill joy – our second day was VERY rain filled and the Lakes is a definite outdoor type holiday. We survived and treated ourselves to Italian food to get out of the wet weather. It was a lovely trip! Ruth’s girlies were a little worn out by the whole experience and a mixture of teething – so H & I spent the spent the second night snuggled up just the two of us with a cosy fire.
Camping Pods are definitely something we will do again!