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Anyone know a single family camp site in South?

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18 Apr 12 #324830 by Mermaid2
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Hello, just signed up a couple of days ago in an attempt to try and find out where i stand legally with regard to finances. Still no joy with that Question yet but am shocked by all the terrible tales of the depths people can sink to and realise how lucky i am!
Even though initially broken hearted in 2006 when my husband told me he didnt love me and had felt that way for over a year, by the time he eventually left last Jan it was a huge relief and i have woken every morning since with a lightness of heart and zest for life.
We did everything we could to try and make sure our son (now 11) had as smooth a ride with it all as possible, and still remain amicable (on the surface)for this reason. I am sure we will struggle a bit during the actual divorce but having managed for 6 years am reasonably confident (hope I don''t get to eat my words!).
This year am hoping to get a tent and try some camping but preferably not be surrounded by happy families as has happened on a couple of previous holidays in a hired static caravan - its not very friendly for a single mum when other family mums tend to ignore you or even worse glare at you. All the single parent holiday websites are SO expensive, does anyone know any camp sites or weeks during the summer when there are single family sessions? Thank you!!

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18 Apr 12 #324835 by stukadivebomber
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If you''re not too tied, I believe there have been a few wiki camping events in the past.

I need a new tent.....

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18 Apr 12 #324838 by strongerthanithought
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You know what? Camping is such a good leveller of folk that I say just go anyway!

I went earlier this year with my 2 monsters; just ignore any funny looks, sympathy glances etc ect and think to yourself I''m going to enjoy this amazing time with my son!

I know its difficult, but you''ve learned not to look at those mums in the playground who ignore or glare, to see past the ''happy families'' doing the weekly shop/nightmare in Tesco..? Give it a whirl and have some fun!

(I bet there are some ''happy campers'' that aren''t really that happy anyway...)

Have a couple of impromtu overnighters or weekend trips before the summer and before you know it you''ll be the one giving out the smug ''look how happy my son and I are together'' looks

:)

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19 Apr 12 #324872 by Mermaid2
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well, I live on the New Forest/Dorset border, maybe I should start having a look round and plan a camping event myself!!

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19 Apr 12 #324877 by Bobbinalong
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Hey mermaid, I did a camping event last year it was great, over so quickly unfortunately, but very good.
Secondly I would say, don''t be too sensitive of who is around you and who is looking, you would be surprised at how many single parents there are around you.
Maybe they were ashamed at how well you were doing and put your tent up quicker than them, that''s why you got glared at...lol

Seriously don''t worry about it, pay no attention, maybe it''s just the way some people look In the morning?

If you want to do some serious camping with people from all walks of life have a look at shell island in Wales.

However there are no camp sites as you have asked.

Just hang on to that zest and carry on, so what if there are families around you, you might also find its people like, with new gf and kids having a great time in a new life, like you will be soon.

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19 Apr 12 #324879 by stukadivebomber
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Mermaid2 wrote:

well, I live on the New Forest/Dorset border, maybe I should start having a look round and plan a camping event myself!!


Do you have a large garden? :whistle:

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20 Apr 12 #325294 by FizzyFish
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Dunno if this will have the sort of informtion you are looking for -
www.meetup.com/One-Plus-Single-Parent-Holidays/

I''ve just discovered the Meetup site - going on a second event tomorrow

or try posting on NetMums - or MoneySavingExpert.

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