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Camping Activities That Are Anything But Boring!

Find a site that offers camping with activities and banish the boredom on your next trip!

You may have it in your mind that camping is a sedate and relaxing way to spend your time, and this can certainly be true. However, not everyone is content to sit back and relax for their whole break. The good news is that if you are looking for camping activities that are anything but boring, there are Campsites that have activities suitable for the whole family that you can choose to spice up a camping trip and make it fun. Read on to find out what they are.

Canoe Hire

One of the best options for injecting some excitement into a camping trip is to hire canoes and explore the local waterways. Of course, there are various different types of canoes on the market, and some like traditional Kayaks require some extra safety training before use. The reason being that you need to be able to right the canoe if it turns over in the water, something known as an ‘Eskimo Roll.’

 

 

However, there are other kinds like the ones we have on offer at Fourwinds Bed and Breakfast. Indeed, our Mackinaw Canadian canoes (sits up to 3 people) and our Mazzif Fisha sit-on kayaks, (sits one) allow you to swim free if they roll. It is because of this that we choose these types to offer for our canoe hire service and not only are they perfect for exploring the placid 26 miles of Old River Nene that runs adjacent to our campsite, but you can also safely operate them after a short briefing. Just remember to bring a packed lunch to store in the provided cool box and you can make a whole day of canoeing on the Old River Nene!

Coarse Fishing

Fishing is another activity that sits perfectly with camping, and depending on your location you may be able to try sea fishing or coarse fishing (angling for freshwater fish). The great thing about fishing is that it often combines both periods of calm and contemplation, with a burst of activity and excitement, once you have a bite! Not to mention the thrill of the competition when you are engaged in match fishing.

 

Happily, for any keen anglers, there are all kinds of wonderful fishing spots all over the UK, and Cambridge in particular. Although, with the Old River Nene running along the southeastern boundary of our land, (and free of charge to use for our guests) you won’t find a more convenient camping spot if angling for Rudd, Roach, Bream, and Tench is on your agenda!

Archery & Air Rifles

If watery pursuits aren’t your thing, then how about trying your hand at some marksmanship?

We are talking about activities such as archery and air rifles, which can prove a fun challenge for all ages of campers. Indeed, those well versed in video games where their aim is tested all the time are bound to enjoy a chance to see whether their skills measure up in real life.

Of course, when it comes to shooting of any kind, making sure you practice with the correct safety supervision and instruction is crucial. Indeed, that is why we offer both Air Rifles in March Cambridgeshire private group sessions (open to all) as well as archery ‘have a go’ and air rifles ‘have a go’ sessions exclusively for our campsite guests, run by John, our resident expert. Check out Fourwinds for more info. Why fire off (get it?) an email to john@fourwindsleisure.com and book a session today?  Also check out more on our blog about compelling reasons to camp!

The Cambridgeshire Fens for your next Staycation

After the year we have all had, we are certainly looking forward to having safe holiday time away ourselves in the UK next year. How about you? And how about The Cambridgeshire Fens for your ‘Staycation’? (love that word)

Fourwinds Leisure, with varied accommodation options, is an ideal base to explore what Cambridgeshire and the rest of East Anglia has to offer – lots of places of interest in less then an hours drive. Visit Ely’s riverside and its stunning cathedral, or Peterborough’s cathedral for that matter! Head to the golden beaches of Holkham and Wells. Visit Cambridge and enjoy the stunning architecture, markets, shops and of course the river, or take a jaunt round the beautiful Sandringham Estate. If you enjoy birds, The Cambridgeshire Fens has a lot to keep you interested – check out WWT Welney for example. If you are a National Trust fan there are plenty of interesting sites in the Fens or just a short drive away. Go to our Explore page for more places to visit. The Fens has an interesting history and landscape and still is a bit of a hidden gem. Come and find out more about us!

During the latest lockdown, at Fourwinds, we have been beavering away again, and have remodelled to create a spacious, cosy, one bedroom ground floor flat, that sleeps up to 5. The bedroom has the usual comfy Fourwinds beds you have come to expect – one king size and one single and lots of space for guests and their stuff 🙂 There is a tv in there too. The kitchen/diner gives the option for the traveller to cook for themselves (or not – if you’re on holiday!!) There is plenty of space around the table for 5 and is a lovely light bright space to enjoy a sunny Fenland day. Ask about our tasty award wining breakfast plates, delivered to your door. The living room comes equipped with a very comfortable double sofa bed and enough seating for 5 and a 42″ TV, enabled for Netflix and Amazon Prime. Comfy, cosy, spacious and good value is how we would describe it ….. but we are biased I guess 🙂

Shepherds Hideaway – perfect escape for 2

We also have our self catering Luxury Shepherds Huts, Log Cabin and Camping Field! So if your preference is to sleep almost under the stars and enjoy sitting around a traditional campfire, or to bring your own touring caravan, motorhome or campervan and prefer to use your own facilities – we can accommodate in our friendly, uncrowded campsite. For those of you that like the traditional b&b feel, we have that too! Flexible accommodation!

Options, Options, Options! Check out our website – or give us a call on 01354 658737.

Being ideal for families, or for friends, for fishing groups or paddle borders, The Old River Nene (one of the Cambridgeshire Fens waterways) is right at the end of our land with a mooring and guests can fish or launch free of charge. Or why not hire one of our canoes from April to October. The market town of March is only a 25 minute walk along the river bank too.

and they’re off

We are looking forward to our UK holiday time next year. No doubt you are too – so give us a ring on 01354 658737 or book some options online now to secure your preferred dates and accommodation. See you next year 🙂

For now, stay safe 🙂

John, Bev and the Team.

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We’re good to go ……. all winter long!

Following the PM’s statement yesterday regarding further restrictions, we are delighted to still be offering safe and relaxing accommodation to travelers looking to take a break from the maddening crowd or to those visiting family or having to travel for work.

October in March! – Pic by Darren Hankins

The Cambridgeshire Fens really are as beautiful in the winter as they are in the summer, with amazing sunsets and sunrises, perfect for walking, bird watching and fishing – in relative peace and quiet. With our flat countryside, cycling is easy …. ish too  (unless the wind is blowing against you of course!) and the wide open spaces makes you feel like you can really breath deeply – especially if you have been hemmed in, in a large town or city.

The Old River Nene from our bank

Leave behind your daily stresses and worries and bring with you instead a mac, walking shoes and a pair of binoculars! Check out visitcambridgeshirefens.org for places to go and see.  Although some maybe currently restricted, there are so many wide open spaces you can explore in our region that are not!  At Fourwinds B&B and Campsite, we allow well behaved dogs in a couple of our accommodation options and on our campsite, so if you have a fur baby you want to bring for nice long walks along the river or in among the fields – bring them here!

This part of East Anglia is a good base from which to explore – such as a visit to the expansive golden beaches and reserve of Holkham or to the brightly painted beach huts at Wells Next The Sea, or the fragrant pine forest at Sandringham (all within an hour or so drive from us).  Beautiful in the winter as well as the summer!

Snaps from our log cabin and shepherds hut

We offer cosy (and a bit quirky) self contained accommodation for singles, couples or families (up to 4).  In times such as these, having your own front door, to your own self contained space, is the best – home from home without the chores!  The crackle of the wood burning in the stove of the Shepherds Hut or the sounds of the countryside from the Log Cabin, or the walk down to the river from the Suite will just add to the experience.  Be refreshed without the hassles of daily life and by the enjoyment of somewhere else to explore. Check out our accommodation here.

Folk in our town of March are very friendly and down to earth and make you feel comfortable instantly, making a little trip to town for provisions easy.  Sure there will be restrictions on whats on, whats open and till what time  for the next few months (never mind remembering your face coverings!), but that won’t stop you being able to recharge your batteries!

Fenland pumpkins ready to harvest

We also have a few spacious gravel pitches with electric in our 5 acre field, available all year round for campervans, motorhomes and caravans.  During this pandemic, unlike many small campsites, we are still able to provide clean and covid-friendly facilities should campers not be able to rely on their own. If you are a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club, you will also be able to benefit from midweek pitch fee discounts we are offering from November to February.  Call us on 01354 658737 if you would like more info. If you haven’t already joined the CCC check them out, known as the Friendly Club, there are great benefits to being members.

Staycations are the ‘in thing’ this year …… and it doesn’t have to just be in the summer months! – put your heating on and woolly bed socks, get out the scrabble and enjoy a warming stew cooked in your own caravan oven (with a nice bottle of vino of course :))

So come and visit Fourwinds Leisure  in the Cambridgeshire Fens this Autumn and Winter.  We are all about relaxing and taking a load off and …… We’re Good To Go!

 

 

 

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