When our group of friends started having kids, we all started a tradition of a yearly camping trip, and this year it was particularly special as we've moved further away so don't get to see as much of everybody as we used to. The kids had the chance to renew their friendships, and we had a chance to sit around being silly by the fire until it was very, very late.


We found a brilliant campsite, Burnbake, just near Corfe Castle and Studland Bay in Dorset. Lovely setting, great atmosphere, and some beautiful places on the doorstep.

Corfe Castle

As we've been doing this for a few years now, we've built up a good selection of paraphernalia between us. Top of the pops camping equipment has to be all-in-one waterproofs for the kids, especially in our slightly confused English weather.

enjoying dinner at the campsite

Our Spotty Otter gear has been brilliant, as it means they can all be zipped in their suits and out playing as the sun rises, leaving us to have a well needed lie in.

About the Author

Katharine Hamshere

Katharine Hamshere

About Me & Mine

I'm 34, my other half Rob is 38. We live in glorious Devon, with our two kidlets Tabi (3 and 3/4) and Jemima (1 and 1/2).

Favourite place in the world:

Belize, Caye Caulker - got to swim with the sharks.

Favourite things to do outdoors:

Rock pooling, kite flying, horse riding, looking after the growing menagerie at our small holding.

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