My Daughter laughing in her sleep as I kiss her head goodnight sums up our weekend wonderfully.
We arrived home today from Three nights camping at Gullivers campsite in Milton Keynes. The weather has been ideal and possibly one of the driest forecast I have ever had the pleasure of pitching my tent in.
On arrival at Gulliver’s I was instantly impressed. The entrance displayed a floral welcome and the team on reception we’re welcoming and friendly. Check in was efficient and we were lead to our pitch with a choice to settle by the play area. We literally pitched our tent beside the park. Olivia was delighted to have a modern play area in her weekend garden. I was able to relax in my camping chair and watch her blissfully play. She made tons of new friends and her imagination was working overtime. The kids rolled down hills, ran bare foot, made pretend camp fires in the woods. It was a heart warming experience to see kids playing out in he open without a care in the world.
Gulliver’s campsite is very clean with toilets, shower cubicles, sinks and changing areas. There are also two family bathrooms and every time we went to use the facilities they were constantly being cleaned and prepared. The showers were spacious, private and most importantly hot.
There is a launderette room and a dish washing room with three big oversized sinks. There is also fresh drinking water provided from an outside tap to fill bottles With. The facilities on site made it easier for cooking and preparing delicious meals outside our tent. You can see our set up here
Gulliver’s campsite is a great layout and we enjoyed sitting at the top of a hill looking down on all the tents as the sun was setting. We chose a very busy period to camp so it was quite noisy but mostly the sound of children playing and staying up quite late.
I was impressed with the shop on site which others all the basics you require and extra camping equipment in case you forget something. There’s a well stocked ice cream fridge which was a blessing in the heat after a long walk and fresh eggs, bread and also cool drinks.
We spent a lot of time off of the campsite and explored Willen lake. There are two great play areas there and a restaurant for dinner if you do not want to cook. Willen lake takes just a few minutes in the car or it is accessible within walking distance.
For kids Gulliver’s land is located practically on site – a very short stroll lends a few ideas for entertaining the children. We enjoyed a day at Gulliver’s land which was great for my four year old but also had rides for teenagers too.
There is also a splash zone and a dinosaur farm park. We have enjoyed the splash park before although some of the water machines were not working.
Dinosaur farm park is very cool and again a lovely day out. There are restaurants and cafes on site or if you fancy a packed lunch or picnic the nearest supermarket is just up the road.
We took our dog with us and she thoroughly enjoyed her first camping experience (further afield then the garden)
Around the perimeter of Gulliver’s campsite boasts a beautiful canal walk with open spaces to run. Perfect for dogs.
We highly recommend Gulliver’s campsite and amend the camping and caravanning club for their great efforts to produce a fantastically situated family friendly campsite.
*We were offered three free nights accommodation in exchange for an honest review on behalf of the camping and caravanning club. All opinions are my own*