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It’s not everyday that we pitch a tent in the front yard……………..but the kids thought it was the best day ever! In fact there was no instruction needed for the photos in this post, I just sat back and let the kids do their thing….like unzip and zip the tent doors 20 times.
You’ve heard of camping and you’ve heard of glamping but have you heard of gramping? Yep, gramping. It involves grandparents camping with the kids, 3 generations of family all camping together. It’s taken off overseas and now it’s on the rise in Australia. Actually retro grand daddy is a keen camper and loves to kayak. He’s always telling me of spots I could take the family camping but for now I’ll stick to the front yard. But I do have lots of fond memories of camping when I was growing up. We had a big brown tent with 2 bedrooms, orange curtains. It was the height of fashion back in the 80′s and tents have changed since those days.
Apparently as families are getting smaller (well not ours) and grandparents want to spend more time with the grandkiddies (oh ours do), there is nothing better than having the grandparents come camping with you.
you can have lots of fun in a tent, we played games with grandma jill, elodie had to go matchy matchy with grandma and worked up a bit of a sweat at the same time…it probably helps if you have some shade to put your tent under instead of the full sun or do it late afternoon.
we made grandma a lemonade, we went in and out and in and out and made sure that emerson was part of the fun
we played duck duck goose
we found sticks for marshmallows – but in 36 degrees heat there was no fire, but putting marshmallows on sticks is lots of fun and another great opportunity to sit down and let the kids find sticks in the yard. You could even go one better and ask them to collect some weeds too. Why not? It’s worth a try don’t you think. Ok, probably won’t work but camping at home is definitely something we’ll be trying as the kids loved the tent in the yard. Retro daddy who had to put it down, not so much.
We will be pitching the tent again on November 30 as part of the Aerogard Great Gran & Gramp out. There are a few things that you can do to be part of the fun. First of all pop over to http://www.aerogardgrampout.com.au/ to register to have your own gramping adventure.
You’ll receive a digital guide to gramping and go in the running to win $5000 worth of vouchers to have some backyard fun at your house. And you could be chosen amongst some lucky winners to gramp out at Cockatoo Island in Sydney and listen to the smooth sounds of Harrison Craig (I haven’t told Finn – a major fan of Harrison’s about that).
But you know me, I like to give my readers something too. So one lucky retro mummy winner will win a family pass for your family (a maximum of 7 people) to attend the camping event at Cockatoo Island. You bring your tent, food and drink and they provide the spot on Cockatoo Island and entertainment. Win win. Just tell me a little bit about who you would take gramping and if gramping is your thing. Or maybe you have a funny camping story or photo to share. Entries close 15 November 2013 and full terms of my giveaways are here.
Happy gramping everyone……………….you can share photos on instagram just by hashtagging #AerogardGrampout and having your photos featured here in the gallery.