Campsite Etiquette - Tips for Happy Camping

You may think that you are a kind, unselfish soul, who would not offend or do anything to upset any fellow campers on their holiday. Unfortunately the chances are that you have upset someone at sometime without even knowing it.

What might seem normal and acceptable to you (Rover being his usual excitable self and barking at passing people/dogs/bikes, your quiet midnight chat with a glass of wine, or your little treasures playing first thing in the morning) may have your neighbours muttering under their breaths in righteous fury.  

Follow our guide to camping etiquette and make sure you are the perfect guest at Crows Nest Caravan Park.

Respect Your Neighbours

Crows Nest Caravan Park is a family park, we ask you to treat your neighbours as you would wish to be treated yourselves. 

  • Remember that families around you are sleeping. What might seem like a quiet late night chat with a glass of wine to you could be keeping your neighbours awake.
  • Sound travels, even more so when you are only sperated by a thin layer of canvas. Your car radio is probably being heard by the rest of the camping field, you are probably the only one who 'fancies a bit of Elton' at 11pm.
  • Pick up your rubbish. Nobody likes seeing it, simply put it in the bin.

Man's Best Friend

Dogs are certainly mans best friend, however sadly this does is not the case for every man... or every dog. We are a pet friendly park and animal lovers ourselves, but we don't want to see your dog spoiling the day for somebody else.

  • Pick up after your dog. There are many dog bins around the park, if you can't find one then a normal bin is better than leaving it.
  • Keep your dog on a lead when around the park. You can let them off the lead in the Dog Park where they can meet and play with new friends.
  • If your dog is the 'barky' type, think about bringing some windbreaks so he can't see passing people, also consider this when choosing your pitch.

Little Treasures

Sadly not everyone will love your little darlings as much as you do, Kids will be loud and excited on holiday so if you’re camping with children do your best to make sure they don’t disrupt or annoy other campers.

  • Let your kids know about when and when isn’t an OK time to run about or shout, and be very very sure to impress on them that other people’s tents/pitches are private and not for exploring.
  • Try not to take it personally if someone asks you at 8am on a Sunday morning if the volume/screeching could possibly be lowered just a tiny bit.
  • Remember that tents don’t have walls and so something seemingly innocuous like the sounds of a portable games console at night can really annoy someone camping next to you.

And the rest...

  • We know we have a great shower and toilet block, but please do not hog it in the morning. This is not the place to take your newspaper for your leisurely morning read.
  • Its not your fault you snore, but maybe choose a pitch in a quiet corner so you do not get 'evil eyes' from your neighbours in the morning.
  • We have a field for ball games behind the swimming pool, please do not use your neighbours tents as goal posts.
  • Think about where you are pitching your tent. Can other tents still get their cars out? Do you really have to be within touching distance to the tent next door?
  • We should not have to tell you to flush the toilet after yourselves, don't leave food lying about, and don't put hot bbq's in the bins... but occasionally it seems we do.

For more tips on camping please see our Guide for Safe Camping at Crows Nest Caravan Park.

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