We have just returned from a Saturday- Friday camping trip in Padstow. We fell in love with the area, I’ve broke the trip up into 3 blog posts.
As I have mentioned in previous posts I am a massive overpacker, even more so knowing you can’t rely on the British weather. I packed about 11 outfits for Finn for 7 days, but we got really lucky with the weather and he could wear shorts and t-shirts mainly. The main things I found invaluable and would recommend to anyone camping with a toddler is a puddle suit.
We had this mothercare one
This was perfect for when it had been raining, or for putting on first thing in the morning when the ground was still wet. Wellies were also a must as well.
Another item we found essential was a fleecey onesie, Finn doesn’t really like sleeping bags and kicks the blankets off. I knew this would keep him warm at night.
This was the only one we could find, it was £9 from asda. We just cut the hood off for night time sleeping.
The only thing I didn’t take enough are was pyjamas I thought Finn could re wear some but I’d definitely take a pair for each night.
It ended up taking us about 7 hours with 3 stops. We set off about 3.30 am which was perfect as Finn slept most of the way. We just stopped for nappy changes and a longer stop to let Finn have a walk round. I’d definitely do a late night or early hours drive again as it was so much easier than the drive home in the day coming back. We made it to Padstow for breakfast meaning we didn’t have to spend a fortune at service stations.
When Finn wasn’t sleeping in the car Peppa Pig on the iPad, or programs from BBC Iplayer kids helped to pass the time.
We stayed at Padstow Touring Park which was a really good campsite with brilliant facilities. It was about 1 mile from Padstow but the walk was through farmer’s fields. We did this once but it was difficult with the buggy. We tended to get the bus or drive.
The shower facilities were spotless, there was always someone cleaning. There was also plenty of shower cubicles so we never had to queue. There was a family cubicle with baby bath.
There was a small shop onsite which sold fresh pastries every morning. They also had different food trucks visiting in the evening and a few mornings a week.
The whole campsite was really relaxed and peaceful. We will definitely stay here again when we return.
The first day was quite relaxed as we had such a long journey down so we just got the bus into Padstow and wandered around the town. We had a bbq tea, the local tesco was a couple of minutes drive away so we could stock up.