Wild Family Fun

Tales of living, working and enjoying life in the outdoors

July 25, 2015

A surprise camping trip

As I’ve been working a lot of weekends completing Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, this post comes from my daughter who wanted to share a picture and some special words about a recent camping overnight trip my husband and her went on to make the most of a weekend together.

‘My Dad surprised me and told me that we were going to St Davids for a night out camping. I was so surprised as my Mum was working and we went straight away after we dropped her at her centre. The weather was sunny and I was looking forward to going swimming in the sea but with my wet suit of course! I love St Davids, it is one of my favourite places to go. Our campsite is so lovely, its right by the harbour so we can go for a five-minute walk and we are right by the sea. After we had some chips for lunch we put our tent up and then went swimming. We were in the sea for ages and even when it started to rain we stayed in because we were already wet! It was so much fun. On Sunday we hired a sit on top kayak and had a paddle in the sea. It was a bit scary as it was very windy but my Dad did all the steering on the boat. The photo I want to show was the Spider Crab we caught in our lobster pots. My Dad swims out a little into the sea and leaves the pots overnight and this huge crab was what we had the next day! My Dad is a chef so he knows how to cook and clean the crab for us to eat. It was so tasty. 


We had so much fun and it was lovely to spend time with my Dad. I can’t wait to go camping more with my Mum in the Summer, we always have tons of fun.’



I loved listening to my daughters adventures when I got home, its lovely to know that even if we can’t be together we still enjoy outdoor adventures and it was great for my daughter to have some wonderful Father and daughter time together too.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

6 thoughts on “A surprise camping trip

  1. What a nice post. It’s lovely to see father and daughter having time together on their own adventure and to hear how much fun it was. Nice also to see she’s looking forward to the adventures with her mum too.
    She’s still adventurous I note and pretty brave too, I wouldn’t have my fingers that closet a live crab that size.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. kim says:

      Hi David,
      I’m so glad they made the effort and they really did have a wonderful time together, really keeping the outdoor family theme alive!
      She is brave, think I would be a bit nervous with the size of the crab too.
      Hope your well,

  2. Good for them getting out together and your daughter tells the tale of the weekend and the crab so well, she has grown up so much since I saw here, what a stunning girl she is. Thank you for sharing her adventure on Country Kids and I hope you manage some family trips now the holidays are here.

    1. kim says:

      Hi. Thank you, and she is so grown up it’s scary! They had such a lovely time and my husband was so glad he made the effort. We’re planning our next camping trip together, for as soon as we can.

  3. How wonderful, I bet they had an amazing time, and I love that she wanted to share her trip.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, I was so happy that they made the effort to go camping, even just for one night. She was so excited about sharing her adventure.

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