Our Day Trip to Dursley

So last week I left readers wondering would we make it to the Cotswolds for an event or would my cold be too much and we choose to stay at home? Well as you may have guessed we did indeed head to the Cotswolds more specifically Dursley and had a great day out with friends. 


Our Day Trip to Dursley


Hidden away in the Cotswolds is a lovely campsite called Ashen Plains. I say hidden away as we drove past it and ended up at the golf range before asking for more specific directions. Some of the golfers had no clue as to it's whereabouts either but my hubby found people inside more helpful. We retraced our steps (or should that be wheels) and found a dirt road up a hillside. More suitable for a 4 x 4 than our little car but we made it none the less and parked up alongside other cars.

Had we been camping we would have chosen then and there to pitch our tent or alternatively dive into one of the pods had they been available. However, with me still being a little poorly and my hubby having to work the next day we got stuck straight into lunch. Today cooked pig was on the menu and we all had a bit plus the salad that was laid out before us. I do like sweetcorn and a little rice. 


Our Day Trip to Dursley


I had discussed where we were heading with our eldest and that there would be face painting prior to arrival. So she was excited to have her face painted for the very first time and wanted a tiger. The lady doing the face painting was fantastic as she talked about how some children can be allergic to the paint so it's best to wash it off as soon as possible if this happens. She thought a cat would be best which was right in line with what my eldest had suggested on the way there. So I had one very happy preschooler who was fascinated with looking at herself in the mirror the lady presented us with. 

Once complete she ran off and got stuck into all the other activities laid on for people at the campsite. They bounced on the bouncy castle, played Jenga and built a garage from the bricks, played with bubbles, created a paper flower, were invited to get stuck into the other arts and crafts, toast marshmallows on the fire, throw beanbags and get in the way of a croquet game. There was so much laid on for the kids that they never got bored.  The girls happily played well into the evening and I'm sure that they would have been happy to stay longer if they could. 

Would we return to the campsite? Most definitely. Thank you for inviting us Bryony and family we all had a wonderful day out. 


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Comments

  1. Sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly. It's nice to hear that you all still enjoyed your day out though. I think sometimes just being outdoors and getting some fresh air, helps to take your mind off a dreadful cold.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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  2. Sorry you weren't feeling too good. Looks like a great camp site with so much for the children. I love the face painting, such a pretty cat! Even better to have the kids all entertained when you aren't feeling so good. #CountryKids

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  3. That face painting is lovely, something that my son sadly won't entertain. love the look of those camping pods #Countrykids

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  4. I'm glad you were feeling well enough for a day out, it did look as though you had a lovely time. Your daughter's face paint is so pretty.
    #countrykids

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  5. Sorry you were not feeling your best. Sounds like there were many exciting things for your kiddos to do. My son used to LOVE getting his face painted when he was little. It is so cute. Love the cat face. #countrykids

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  6. We’ve yet to really explore the Cotswolds although it’s ok our list one day. I like the sound of the pods! Glad you all had a great time and hope you are on the mend now xx #CountryKids

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