What a wonderful way to start the summer holidays!! A weekend campervanning in the Baron in the North Yorkshire Dales.
We picked up the van from Jolly and Aly which was really clean and surprisingly spacious. The campervans are kitted out extremely well with every corner of the van put to good use for storage or equipment. Having been used to driving an automatic car, the van felt strange to begin with but we very soon had the hang of it and enjoyed a lovely journey through the hills and dales.
We arrived at Masons campsite in Appletreewick which had been recommended by Jolly and Aly. It is located in a beautiful valley, alongside a shallow stream, with clean facilities and within walking distance to 2 local pubs – which is always a bonus!
The children slept in the top and there was more than enough room for our 3 little ones. They loved the novelty of sleeping up there and were the envy of the other kids on the camp-site. They took great pride in showing their new found friends around their new home for the weekend.
Jolly and Aly have thought of everything, team, coffee, sugar, cafetiere, camp chairs, blankets for sitting out at night when it started to get a bit chilly, and lovely cosy bedding for the night time. With the awning on the side, there was plenty of space for all our mountains of gear.
We had a fantastic time in the Baron, the weather was great for the first 2 days which allowed us to sit out, relax and BBQ whilst the kids played around with the other children on the site. On the last night, it chucked it down. We were very grateful to be tucked up snugly in the campervan rather than sleeping under canvass. We woke up to find that some of the tents had actually packed up and gone. Thank goodness for the Baron!!
It was a superb experience for the children – they loved every minute of it, but lso for us. Great times, with great friends, looking forward to doing it again – thanks guys xx
Eugene, Kerry, Madeleine, Imogen & Oliver