We arrived at Jolly Campervan HQ full of excitement for our first overnight adventure in the Baron. We were not disappointed! The van was beautifully clean and well equipped. There was a thorough handover of the camper and we felt very prepared to set out on our journey. In addition to the patient and friendly handover, the Baron comes with a manual in case you should forget anything!
We chose an awesome campsite in Burton Constable (http://www.burtonconstable.co.uk) for our maiden voyage. My husband used to visit when he was a lad and so it was a trip down memory lane. We took our 2 nephews and they absolutely loved it. The site was immaculate with brilliant shower facilities, room for the boys to play football without causing a nuisance and a mix of static caravans, tents and motorhomes. As it was bank holiday, they had some live music at the on site bar (think jazz rather than heavy metal!) and a hog roast. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon!
After we had worn the boys out, we retreated to the Baron which had gathered quite a crowd of admirers! If you bunk in the Baron be prepared to make lots of new friends! We set up the BBQ- provided in the van- and gathered round for a nostalgic feast of burgers and toasted marshmallows. With full bellies, we popped open the roof and set the kids to sleep! The pop up bed is a sturdy double and was more than adequate for 2 boys. They loved the fact they could unzip the windows and keep a look out from their new den!
We were genuinely surprised by the space inside the Baron- it's quite a tardis! As well as a double up top, there is another double for the grown ups and we slept like logs. Usually when camping, you're awake with the sun but because of the luxury of curtains, we all slept through until 9. Quite a treat! Once up, we used the very well equipped kitchen to make the obligatory camping bacon butties and brews . We were pleasantly surprised to find coffee, tea, salt etc... all of the things you would want but are likely to forget!
After a hearty breakfast we set off on the road again to take the Baron back home knowing we had made some lovely new memories for the boys. They enjoyed the van so much, they both took the time to draw us thank you cards. When you book through Jolly Campervans, you're not just paying for a van, you're paying for a wonderful experience and very fond memories.
Nat & Paul