We’d love to invite you to join a camping experience not too far from home. Really close in fact! A great opportunity to introduce kids to camping! Some people might call it glamping with toilets, hot showers and a dishwashing area, but everyone needs to start somewhere. We’ll be staying at Longridge Park (follow this link for google maps location) and so nervous campers are assured that we are minutes from home, real coffee, a supermarket and anything else needed. This campsite is so popular I had to book it 12 months ago!
The purpose of the time will be to have lots of fun, enjoy good company and the outdoors! What better way to spend part of the long weekend? It is a beautiful and private location reserved just for us (no other campers allowed)! The cost is $20 per person for the two nights (same price for adults/kids - 2 & under is free). Really cheap! We can have a maximum of 40 people, so get in quick. We’ll start making it our home just after lunch on Sunday (around 2pm) and we’ll pack up around a similar time on the Tuesday afternoon with the Melbourne Cup as something to wrap it up at 3pm!
We’ll bring food for ourselves, maybe something to share? There is a dishwashing area and drinking water available. A BBQ is available for cooking, but it is wood fired!
Tents! We may be able to help you out if you don’t have one, but the best bet is to ask someone you know. You’ll need a sleeping pad/mattress of some sort, pillow and sleeping bag.
Shower block (warm showers) and toilet (with limited mobility access), Picnic Tables, Wood BBQ, Open Fire pit, Large open spaces for camping and playing, Canoe launching place.
What Else to Bring (an idea… but no need to bring everything)
- Cooking pot, pan, gas stove, chopping board, tongs, knives, salad bowls, esky
- Eating Utensils, Plates, Cups, Mugs, Water bottles, Tablecloth, tea towel, paper towel
- Food, snacks, drinks
- Tent, Sleeping pad, Pillow, Sleeping Bag
- Outdoor chair or rug
- Torch, Lamp or Lantern.
- Clothes to suit the weather (the nights may be cool, gloves could be handy, maybe you’ll need a rain jacket?)
- Toiletries, Toothbrush, Soap, Towel
- Sunscreen, Basic First Aid
- Bathers (wetsuit!?), flotation devices, Canoe?
- Gumboots, Runners
- Board Games, Balls, Bikes, Outdoor Games
- Firewood splitter? (we’ll need one for the group)
Only booked campers are allowed, rubbish needs to be taken home, no pets and we are to leave it as we found it. You’ll be considered as booked once you’ve paid.
- We are not providing a children’s program of any sort and so you will be responsible for your own kids throughout the time.
- We also are not providing food and so it is up to you to manage your dietary needs.
- If your child has an allergy to certain foods like nuts, please advise and we will ask people not to bring these.