A few weeks ago I went glamping again! This time I went along with my two brothers and their girlfriends for a long weekend in the Hertfordshire countryside with Ready Camp.
Me and Theo arrived at the campsite not long after 5pm on the Friday and we were checked in by a lovely lady who showed us around our tent. We unpacked the cars, fired up the BBQ and cracked open a bottle of bubbly. This was the first time in months me and my brother and his girlfriend had got together, in fact I think the last time was Christmas, so we were happy to be reunited. We opted for glamping as we thought it would be much more fun than staying in a post hotel in a city somewhere. It’s also one of my favourite things to get out of the city and in to the countryside.
The safari-style tent was massive with lots of room for everyone. There was one double bed and then in the other compartment there was another double, and two singles for kids, if you’ve got them! There was then a communal area with a table and chairs, small kitchen area with a fridge, kettle and microwave and the sides of the tent completely opened at the front in order to bring the outside in and the inside out.
The tent came with everything apart from the kitchen sink, which was true, as you had to walk over to the nearby taps to clean your kitchen stuff. Oh but you did need to bring bedding, which everyone but me and Theo remembered. An quick trip to Tesco then ensued for some blankets and pillows…
On the Friday evening we had a great BBQ, lots of drinks and ended the evening with a game of beer pong (shout out to Matt for bringing this!) and I am proud to say we split girls vs boys and the girls won! Towards the end of the game we were all getting quite loud and especially as the girls were winning, we were getting very excitable.
The next day we rose to the smell of bacon on the BBQ once more, and all headed over the communal showers on site to get ready for the day. After breakfast we headed out in to the local town Ware to visit an activity centre called The Edge the boys had found on Google. The activity centre was about a ten-minute drive from the site and had an array of things to do including high ropes, golf, shooting, rock climbing and more. We of course headed down to the high ropes and spent the afternoon 10 metres up climbing through the obstacles.
Then as the day drew to a close we headed back to the camp site and opened a bottle of beer as the sun set behind us and we tucked in to a BBQ once more. As I sat back in my camp-chair I realised how much I love being outside in the fresh air. I don’t think I will ever be a city person and I am fine with that, as long as I get my little escapades to the countryside every once in a while.
After a lovely weekend in the country I felt really refreshed and ready for the week ahead. I love a weekend where I feel really relaxed, at ease and eager to get back before I have even left.
The only thing I didn’t like? Running across the campsite in the middle of the night cos I needed a wee…
*I was invited to stay with Ready Camp in August as a press trip but as always, opinions are my own. Ready Camp tents sleep up to six people, to include a maximum of four adults.