Pitch Up & Enjoy Our Top Tips For The Perfect Camping Break at Cofton
25 April 2017
Sometimes there’s nothing better than pitching up and escaping to the great outdoors…
We like to think that our glorious corner of Devon offers the perfect escape to the heavenly Deavonly countryside. Stunning beaches on your doorstep and long and winding coastal walks in your back garden. Why would you want to go anywhere else?
Here at Cofton we take away the burdens and worries of every day life. Camping can sometimes represent a challenge; especially for beginners.
Here’s our top tips on how to enjoy the perfect camping break with family and friends, without the hassle.
The tent is always a good place to start, isn’t it? It’s always important to realise the size of the pitches here at Cofton, as well as how big your tent is in regards to this. Remember to keep it simple with your tent/sleeping arrangements.
Sometimes terrains/camping surfaces can get rugged and it doesn’t exactly guarantee the best nights sleep. We suggest bringing foam floor tiles if you have them, for a makeshift floor (sometimes camping mats are a bit too small)…
Now down to the nitty gritty. Some real hacks that you can prepare easily which make life that little bit easier in your tent. Quick and easy food, some things you may know and some things you may not.
Light can always be an issue. No-one wants to spend hours balancing a torch in the exact right spot or use the torch on your phone (this reminds us – bring a portable charger!) A cool little hack we’ve picked up on is putting a portable light in a milk carton – it creates nice balanced light that means you won’t trip over and knock your tent over.
Trying to find a snug sleeping bag can be a chore. Make sure to shop around and find the best one – also take note of how hot it can get in the mornings – so you may want to use thin material that breathes. Travel pillows are also a worthy investment given their adaptability to different gradients.
Food, glorious food. Sometimes we all can’t wait and we just need to tuck into something quick and easy. Our glorious must-haves for quick and easy food on the campfire are:
Eggs in a bottle. It’s really good, we promise! If you make your eggs at home and put them in a bottle – you can simply just add them to the pan. How do you like your eggs in the mornin’… (Note: This can also be done with pancakes!)
Looking for complete silence from the kids over dinner? Well how about these mouthwatering Pizza Nachos that can be cooked over the hot coals with oodles of flavour!
Dipping marshmallows in Baileys provides a deliciously different approach to roasting Marshmallows. Adults only, of course…
If the kids want something a bit different, we recommend roasting starburst. Sounds weird, but trust us.
We’ve all been in tents where after the first day it’s cleaner to go outside than stay in the tent. Dragging mud around is all too easy – make sure you keep shoes wrapped up either in a shower hat if you have one or a plastic bag to make sure you don’t drag mud around.
Oh, and the last thing. Entertainment. A scavenger hunt to keep the kids busy? This can obviously be modified for anyone. Just be creative!
Some of your kind words...
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol