The kids thought it was the most brilliant adventure. They slept the deep sleep of children who've overdosed on the fresh air each day, in their Hello Kitty airbeds and borrowed sleeping bags, not minding the fact that I dressed them for winter before bed, complete with knitted jumpers and wooly hats. The highlight for them was funnily enough the part I liked least, the yomp through the field to the toilets with head torches and wellies!
The obvious downside of camping is the weather. If it rains, it's rubbish, although when the sun shines, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The true test of how much we enjoyed it is that we've already booked to go again - five nights this time, again in the New Forest, although a different campsite. We're even going posh, upgrading all of our camping purchases from Argos Value to Argos main range!