Here at Fallow Fields, we’re just as passionate about camping as you are. To help make your holiday with us extra special, we’ve compiled a few ideas and top tips for you to keep in mind:
A sheltered spot with late evening sun and early morning shade is always a winner in our book. So, check where the sun sets and rises when you arrive. Also, the flatter the ground, the better. However, if your pitch is on a slight slope, you can lie on the ground before pitching to work out where to pitch your bedroom so your head is uphill.
Freeze your meat and dairy products before you set off for Fallow Fields to ensure it stays colder for longer. We’re also happy to freeze your ice blocks in our campshop. It’s best to do this overnight when it gets cooler, so then they’re ready to keep your food cold during the day.
Buy a few cheap supermarket cool bags, pop in your drinks and fill it with ice (we sell it in the campshop). All you need to do then is top up with a bit of water and your drinks will stay nice and cool.
We think a campfire is a must for any camping trip but for those extra chilly nights, there’s nothing better than a hot chocolate (with a shot or two of brandy) to keep you warm from the inside out. Our camp shop sells hot chocolate and other hot beverages, as well as a selection of alcoholic drinks.
When camping with friends, it can get a bit tricky to decide who cooks for who. There may also be confusion around whether you’re sharing pans, crockery and washing up duties. We recommend pooling all your cooking equipment and making sure you take your turn. Just remember to take your own stuff home with you.
For those busier days (or when you just don’t fancy cooking), remember we also have food available onsite from The Field Kitchen.
Self-inflating camping mats are a winner vs air beds any day. You may also want to pack ear plugs as you never know who will pitch up next to you. At Fallow Fields, we enforce quiet time from 10.30pm to 7.30am, but we cannot guarantee there won’t be any snoring from the next tent. An eye mask is also a smart move for when the sun rises at 4.30am.
Sure, it’s a crime against fashion but this combination is really amazing when camping. It’s especially handy when it’s not that warm and you have a ‘shoes off in the tent’ rule.
This makes life easy and saves on the washing up. Just make sure you have a decent sized pan and a few simple one pot recipes up your sleeve.
Toasted marshmallows between two chocolate digestives makes for the ultimate campside treat for kids big and small. Have a few big chocolate bars on standby too, as they’re perfect for passing round the campfire with a glass of red wine. If you forget any treats or tipple, just head to our onsite campshop.
A really smart move when they get a bit older is to lay out the breakfast stuff before you go to bed. That means when the hungry tummies call, you don’t have to rush to get up. Alternatively, you can buy your breakfast from us and save on the hassle (and the washing up)!
Bunting and fairy lights can make a real difference to the ambience of your stay. An added bonus is that they also make it easy to find your tent after a trip to the loo in the dark.
They may not look all that stylish but a head torch can be super handy during your camping trip. Just make sure you find them and put them on before it gets too dark!
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