After the success of the the first of my finds, we were full of anticipation about what our next campsite would be like! Our first experience of an ‘adults only’ campsite!!
When we arrived it looked very promising – stunning views, lots of space, not too many other people. The site was called Campfire Weekends and the team running the site were very friendly – with the whole family getting involved.
Our disposition towards the site changed somewhat when we visited the toilet facilities! They were billed as compost loos, but really they were just bucket toilets. Even that could be coped with if there was light to see by, but you had to wear your headtorch even in the middle of the day! And if you’d taken a lantern instead, you would have been disappointed as there was no hook to hang it on!
But before you could experience any of this, you had to overcome the challenge of opening the door! To stop the doors blowing in the wind you were asked to lock/unlock the doors from the outside using a screwdriver!! The less-bright goat was so confused by the system she had to go and ask another camper to help her open the door the first time!! If you need to ask for help to access the toilet, something is wrong!
Normally when you wake in the night needing a wee, you are tempted to put off getting out your sleeping bag and try to avoid going to the toilet until the morning. Not in this site!! Waking in the early hours, the first thought was – oh good, all the other campers are in their beds, I’m going to make the most of the opportunity & go for a wild wee behind the tent!!
The experience cemented our plan to get our own camping toilet!!! (More of that another time!)
R & L
PS here’s how we scored the Campfires Weekends site.
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Great review. I didn’t realise that ” bucket toilets ‘ were still a thing .. not suitable for goats surely particularly without light 🙄. Are the goats vocal with the campsite owners/ managers f there is an issue like this or do you tend to put it down to experience?!
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This site was very good at inviting comments and even provided a feedback form. We enjoyed filling it in and giving the campers’ perspective… more campsites should consider doing them, it would be a good way to pick up little niggles and get them addressed quickly.
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